Hillary Clinton’s campaign just got some very good news from Florida
The Clinton campaign is reporting an “unprecedented” 133,000 Latinos have cast early ballots ahead of the November 8 election — a 99 per cent increase in Latino voters compared to 2012, BuzzFeed News reported. The 133,000 votes consist of vote-by-mail and absentee ballots.
Early voting in Florida began Monday.
The Clinton campaign calls it a promising sign for the Democratic nominee as Latinos comprise 17% of the electorate in the swing state.
A survey taken the week of Oct. 17 to Oct. 24 by the National Association of Latino Elected Officials showed that nearly 75% of Latinos surveyed in Florida indicated they would likely vote for Clinton.
Clinton recently began a push to bolster her prospects in states like Texas and Arizona, which have traditionally voted for Republican candidates, and it appears to be working.
In a poll from the Arizona Republic, Clinton had a 39% to 33.9% advantage over Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, in the state that went to Bill Clinton in 1996 and hadn’t
granted a victory to a Democrat before him since 1948.
Trump does not seem to be attracting Latino voters as well as his Democratic opponent.
An NBC News/Wall Street poll published last week showed Clinton had garnered nearly 70% support from Latinos nationally in a four-way match-up, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, while Trump trailed her with 17%.
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