Overall, 47 percent of Hispanics think Trump will make the economy better while 53
percent think he is going to make the economy worse.
Only 30 percent of Hispanics think Trump will improve the United States’ relationship
with other countries while 70 percent think he will worsen them.
Hispanics are split on their level of trust toward the federal government with 47
percent saying they have fair amount or a great deal of trust and 53 percent saying
they have not very much trust or not at all.
Hispanics are more cautious about their holiday spending this year with 1 in 5 saying
they will not be shopping at all.
The number of respondents who said they would not shop in 2016 has increased by 10
points since the 2015 survey, from 11 percent to 21 percent.
Younger Hispanics appear to be less cautious, however. As a group, 18 to 34 year olds
said they are more likely to shop this holiday season, with only 10.8 percent saying
they are not planning on shopping.
Hispanics will rely more on debt this year, with 29 percent using credit cards to
pay for their purchases compared to 25 percent in 2015.
Among likely voters in Florida, Clinton leads Trump 49 percent to 43 percent with
7 percent undecided.
Among all likely voters in Florida, Clinton leads with both females (51 percent to
42 percent) and males (46 percent to 45 percent).
Clinton also continues to enjoy a big lead in the Hispanic poll, winning support from
52 percent of voters compared to 33 percent for Trump, 4 percent for Libertarian candidate
Gary Johnson and 10 percent undecided.
Overall, 77 percent of Hispanics use social media to read political news stories,
including 87 percent of those 18-34 and 86 percent of those earning $75,000 or more
69 percent of Hispanics 18-34 years of age are going online for political news at
least once per day and 60 percent of them get most of their political news from the
Males are more likely (44 percent) than females (33 percent) to seek out opinions
that are in line with their own views, while those age 55 and above are more likely
to seek out contrary opinions than younger people.
A new Florida Atlantic University statewide poll has GOP front runner Donald Trump
surging with the support of 44% of likely Republican primary voters, and an overall
23 point lead on his closest competitors Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio who are statistically
tied at 21%.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton maintains a healthy 28 point lead over Bernie
Sanders (59% to 31%), but their overall race has tightened 16 points since November
and September when Clinton held a 44 point lead.
The most important quality in a Presidential candidate for Democrat voters was experience
at 64% and for GOP voters was being a strong Commander in Chief at 25%
The most important issue for GOP primary voters is dissatisfaction with the Government
at 42% and followed by the economy at 17%. On the Democratic side, the most important
issue was the economy at 38% and followed by dissatisfaction with the Government at
Donald Trump has surged nearly 12 points in the last two months and is closing on
half of the GOP vote in Florida, where Hillary Clinton has improved in all head-to-head
matchups against GOP frontrunners
Trump leads the GOP field with 47.6 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 16.3 percent,
Marco Rubio at 11.1 percent and Jeb Bush at 9.5 percent.
On the Democratic side, Clinton has strengthened her position in head-to-head matchups
with the GOP frontrunners.