- The Washington Times - Monday, October 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton has a big lead over Donald Trump among Latinos — who were a key part of the Obama coalitions in 2008 and 2012 — according to polling released Monday.

Head-to-head, Mrs. Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, led her GOP rival Mr. Trump among Hispanic likely voters by a 70 percent to 17 percent margin, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll.

In a four-way contest, Mrs. Clinton had a similar 67 percent to 17 percent lead over Mr. Trump, with Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 3 percent apiece.

Eighty percent said they have a negative view of Mr. Trump, compared to 13 percent with a positive view. Meanwhile, 59 percent reported a positive view of Mrs. Clinton, while 28 percent had a negative one.

Fifty-four percent said the presidential debates made them more likely to support Mrs. Clinton, 8 percent said they made them more likely to support Mr. Trump, and 35 percent said they made no difference in how they will vote.

The survey was taken from Oct. 10-13, and the second presidential debate was on Oct. 9.

Sixty-nine percent said they are very interested in the election, compared to 60 percent who said so last month.

Eighty-two percent said they are absolutely certain to vote, which is about in line with the percentage who said so before the 2012 election.

President Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote to GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s 27 percent in 2012.

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