Donald Trump’s prediction that he will get the Hispanic vote may not be just hyperbole after all.
Trump, who has been lambasted repeatedly by leftstream media, and even by the GOP establishment for his comments weeks ago saying that some illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico were “rapists” and others criminals, is leading in the polls among — get this — Latino Republicans.
Univision, the nation’s top Spanish-speaking network, reported about a newly released Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll which shows that despite the attempt to paint Trump as a racist, he leads all other GOP candidates in favorability rating among Hispanics.
For example, Trump’s 34% favorable rating among Hispanics trumps that of establishment RINO Jeb Bush, who not only goes out of his way to pander to Hispanics, but actually wrongly registered to vote as “Hispanic” on a 2009 voter-registration form in Florida. Bush received a 31% rating.
Interestingly, GOP presidential candidates of real Hispanic heritage received slightly lower ratings of favorability among Hispanics. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio received 30% and 29% ratings, respectively.
Senator Rand Paul came in with a 27% favorability rating among Hispanics, while Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker had 26%.
Former Arkansas governor and FOX News host Mike Huckabee only received 16%.
Univision reported, per translation from Newsbusters:
LOURDES DEL RIO, CORRESPONDENT: Donald Trump has received a lot of criticism for saying his immigration plan consists of deporting the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the country. And later allowing those who are good to return.
DONALD TRUMP: A poll came out two days ago, where I’m number one with the Hispanics.
LOURDES DEL RIO, CORRESPONDENT: Nevertheless, today the billionaire highlighted that he is the favorite among Hispanics, according to the polls. He also assured that if he wins the Republican nomination, he will win the Hispanic vote in the presidential election. In effect, in a Public Policy Polling survey, Trump leads with 34% of Hispanic voters, surpassing Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, but this is a survey among Republicans. When Trump goes up against Hillary Clinton, she beats him by an overwhelming 61% to 28%.
Last month, speaking in Laredo, Texas, Trump confidently told reporters, “I’ll win the Hispanic vote.”
At least among Republican Hispanics, so far that just may turn out to be the case.