Hispanic Voters Turning Away From Biden In THESE Key States

By Victor Smiroff | Tuesday, 11 June 2024 09:30 AM
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In a recent analysis, Harry Enten, a senior data reporter for CNN, highlighted the potential for President Joe Biden to lose the critical swing states of Nevada and Arizona due to his dwindling support among Hispanic voters.

According to Enten's compilation of various polls, Biden's lead over former President Donald Trump among this demographic has plummeted by 20 points since 2020.

As reported by the Daily Caller, Enten underscored the importance of Hispanic voters in these two states, both of which Biden clinched in the 2020 election. "Hispanics share of likely voters. Where are these campaigns going to be focusing if they’re focusing on Hispanic voters? Well, it’s pretty clear from this screen, John, that they’re going to be focusing on the Southwest, right? Nevada, 19%, that’s percentage of Hispanics makeup of likely voters. How about Arizona? They make up 17%," Enten explained to "CNN News Central" host John Berman.

Enten further emphasized that in other battleground states, the Hispanic voter share is not as significant. He stated, "The rest of these battleground states, these key battleground states, those six battleground states, we keep focusing on, Spanish voters don’t make up that large of a share. They make up the largest share in Georgia, 5%, but those Great Lake battleground states, four, three, two percent, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania. The focus here, John, is going to be in Nevada and Arizona in the southwest if they’re interested in breaking through with Hispanic voters."

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In March, Enten had pointed out that Trump was outpacing Biden on the issues of immigration and border security, topics of paramount concern to many voters. A RealClearPolling average revealed that only 32.8% of voters approved of Biden's handling of immigration. Enten had previously told CNN host Anderson Cooper, "If you ask Hispanic voters, who do they trust more on border security and immigration, overwhelmingly, they trust Donald Trump more, by a tremendous margin. Look at that, 49 percent to 24 percent and that is in line with what we are seeing in the polls in general amongst Hispanics, right?"

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According to the RealClearPolling averages, Trump is currently leading Biden by 4.2% in Arizona and 5.3% in Nevada in head-to-head matchups. These leads expand to 5.6% and 6.8%, respectively, when Independent presidential candidates Robert F. Kennedy and Cornel West and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are factored in.

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