Despite previous polls reporting that Donald Trump’s popularity with Latino voters was dramatically decreasing, a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online survey released Tuesday morning has the presumptive Republican presidential nominee earning 28% of Latino support in a hypothetical head-to-head scenario with Hillary Clinton, who earned 65% of Latino support. The total number of Latinos surveyed was 1,264.
Clinton has a 84%-9% lead over Trump with Black voters (1,248 total respondents), while Trump has a 14-point lead over Clinton with white voters (10,404 respondents). Overall, Clinton holds a three-point lead (48%-45%) over Trump (14,100 respondents).
The 28% Trump number with Latinos is around the same number Mitt Romney got with Latino voters in 2012, when Romney lost to President Barack Obama, who won 71% of the Latino vote.
In other polls conducted earlier this year, Trump’s Latino support was as low as 12% (FIU/Adsmovil) or hovering around the 15% mark (Washington Post/Univision). In March, a Gallup poll reported that Trump’s unfavorability rating with Latinos was at 77%: the highest of any presidential candidate in the race. In contrast, Clinton’s unfavorables with Latinos was at 26%, while Bernie Sanders was at 16%. When it comes to favorability ratings and Latinos, Trump was at 12%, Clinton at 59% and Sanders at 35%.
The NBC News/Survey Monkey online poll was conducted “May 9 through May 15, 2016 among a national sample of 14,100 adults aged 18 and over, including 12,507 who say they are registered to vote.” The toplines can be accessed here.