Donald Trump is outperforming Mitt Romney’s 2012 performance with Hispanic voters, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton leads Trump 48 percent to 45 percent nationally in the NBC poll. Among Hispanics she leads Trump 65 percent to 28 percent. Romney received 27 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012. Last week, a poll showed Trump leading Clinton 55 percent to 45 percent among Hispanic registered voters.
After Romney’s loss to Obama, the RNC released in “autopsy” in which they identified a need for more Republican outreach to Hispanic voters. Many Republicans have worried that Trump’s rhetoric will damage this GOP effort to win over Hispanic-Americans.
A recent poll showed nearly 90 percent of Latino voters view Trump unfavorably. Romney at this point in 2012 also did not have great numbers with Hispanic voters, as only 27 percent viewed him favorably.
The NBC poll was conducted online with a sample of 14,100 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percent.