Politics

Poll Finds Most Latinos Don't Like Trump

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Though Donald Trump was roundly criticized for his now-infamous comments on Latinos, the backlash didn't seem to concern him.

“I’m number one with Hispanics,” he told reporters at the Women’s British Open on July 30, according to MSNBC.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Trump’s assessment proved to be incorrect. According to a new poll conducted by NBC News in conjunction with the Wall Street Journal and Telemundo, three in four Latinos have a negative view of Donald Trump.

While Trump announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the presidency, he commented that Mexico is  "sending people that have lots of problems … They are bringing drugs. They are bringing crime. They're rapists.”

The poll asked 250 Latinos to assess Trump's remarks, and 55 percent of the respondents said they were "insulting and racist and have no place in a campaign for president."

An additional 29 percent said that "Trump should have been more careful with the language he used, but he is raising an important issue.” Another 14 percent agreed with the assertion that "Trump had the guts to say exactly what was on his mind about an important problem we need to deal with.”

Most respondents also believe Trump is harming his own party; 69 percent said they believe Trump is hurting the Republican image.

Sources: MSNBC, NBC News Image via Gage Skidmore/Flickr