According to a new survey conducted by the Latino Desicions public opinion research group, 41 percent of Latino voters say they are motivated to vote in the 2016 election in order to ‘stop [Donald] Trump‘ and fight back against his anti-immigration ideals.
Polling a total of 2,200 registered Latino voters, the survey also reveals that on a scale of one to 10, with one being the most anti-immigrant, 71 percent of the polled population gave the Republican front-runner a one.
While the Hispanic-American community within the US demonstrates a general allegiance with the Democratic Party, the participation of Latino voters within the Republican Party is also worth noting.
However, according to the poll, Trump’s right-wing politics will be doing more to hurt the GOP than help it with 78 percent of participants saying that they were less likely to vote “Republican” come next fall.
The survey did also cover the general opinion on Trump’s fellow RNC candidate and opponent, Ted Cruz. While he saw more favorable numbers than Mr. Trump, participants nearly split the vote, with 52 percent viewing Senator Cruz as being ‘unfavorable.’
The numbers included in the survey come as no surprise as news broke just last month of Latino immigrants actively seeking citizenship in an effort to vote and stop Donald Trump from becoming the next President of the United States.
Naturalization applications experienced a surge in the form of an 11 percent increase in the 2015 fiscal year that would then jump to 14 percent within the last six months ending with January of 2016.
“People who are eligible are really feeling the urgency to get out there,” the deputy director of the National Partnership for New Americans told the New York Times.“They are worried by the prospect that someone who is running for president has said hateful things.”
You can view the full survey online here via Latino Decisions.