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President Trump touts poll that says Hispanics feel they are better off with him in charge


President Trump on his way to Europe touted an Emerson College poll that says 6 in 10 Hispanics feel they are better off financially with him in charge. Much has been made by the press and liberals of the Presidents zero tolerance policy and separating children from their families.

Trump tweeted today “A recent Emerson College ePoll said that most Americans especially Hispanics, feel that they are better off under President Trump than they were under Obama.”

he poll measured the perception of financial security not overall well being.

The survey asked voters if they were better or worse off financially than they were two years ago and, overall, most said they were better off: 42 percent to 26 percent.

And Hispanics stood out as a group who had the strongest belief they are better off financially under Trump.

The poll found 62 percent of Hispanics responded they were better off when it came to finances, while 25 percent thought they were worse off.

The poll also found – which the president did not reference – that blacks had a reversed perspective with only 30 percent saying they were doing better financially while 40 percent said they were worse off.

The poll was also a pushbutton phone poll, which many pollsters see as an unreliable data-collection method.

Hillary Clinton carried the Hispanic vote in the 2016 election, winning 66 percent to Trump’s 28 percent.

The voting bloc could make a sizable difference in 2018, however, particularly in several states where Republicans are trying to keep or pickup Senate seats: Arizona, Nevada, Texas, and Florida.

The Democrats cannot afford to lose any votes from the Hispanic community as they are already losing millennials and young black women. If Hispanics consider themselves to be better off financially it could lead to them voting for Trump. Wasn’t it Slick Willie Clinton that said “it’s the economy stupid.

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