Politics

Trump Doing Better With Hispanic Voters Than Past GOP Candidates, Poll Shows

| by Sean Kelly
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Despite his controversial comments towards Hispanics since announcing his candidacy for president in 2016, Republican front-runner Donald Trump is reportedly resonating with many on the issue of border enforcement.

According to a new poll, a significant number of Hispanics agree with Trump that illegal immigration is a major problem.

A recent SurveyUSA poll shows Trump commanding support from 31 percent of Hispanics -- more than both Mitt Romney in 2012 and George H.W. Bush in 1988, the Eagle Tribune reported on Oct. 18.

Although his numbers with Hispanic voters are notably high, support for the real estate mogul is reportedly plateauing as challengers like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina continue to rise in the polls.

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Trump has been the subject of criticism for his inflammatory comments on a number of issues, most notably the issue of immigration. He now-famously sparked outrage during his campaign announcement for referring to Mexican immigrants as "criminals" and "rapists."

Sources: Chicago Tribune, Eagle-Tribune / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Gage Skidmore/Flickr