The largest Spanish-language newspaper in the United States had a front page on Election Day with the headline “Election Day”: “¡Que Se Vaya!”, which can be translated as “Get him out of here” or “Let him disappear”, in a strong statement against President Donald Trump.
The Los Angeles-based newspaper La Opinión said, “Four years of Donald Trump’s administration was too long.
Trump’s term in office “divides the nation and promotes racism and intolerance,” the newspaper said. It has failed to combat the corona virus and seems to have no economic plan to get out of the crisis. That and much more”.
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll of 410 registered Latino voters published on Sunday, 62 percent of Latinos support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, while 29 percent support Trump. The survey, conducted from October 29 to 31, showed a margin of error of plus or minus 4.84 percentage points.
The latest poll showed a similar disparity to the 2016 election, where 66 percent of Latinos supported Hilary Clinton, while 28 percent supported Trump.
The survey found that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of Latin American voters disapproved of Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, which, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), resulted in a disproportionately high number of deaths and infections among the Hispanic population.
Forty-six percent of Latinos indicated that the pandemic was a priority for their electoral decision, while 34 percent thought the economy was more important.
Trumpf scored better on economic issues: 49 percent of Latino voters agreed with his approach to the economy, while 39 percent disagreed.
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– David R. AyÃ³n (@DavidAYON) November 3, 2020
Democratic strategists are pushing for the Hispanic vote in Arizona, a key state whose 11 votes could be decisive for Biden’s victory.
The Arizona vote depends heavily on Maricopa County, the fourth most populous county in the United States. It has 4.5 million inhabitants, including 1.4 million Hispanics.
Historically, Latinos have shown support for Democratic candidates, but some polls show that Trump has gained significant support among Hispanic voters compared to the 2016 election, according to U.S. statistician Nate Silver.
The Hispanic vote may be more likely to be a winner, according to Silver, who noted that “while white voters without college degrees are more likely to be Republicans than white people with college degrees, the opposite is true for Hispanics.
“Let’s assume that Trump’s increase in Hispanic support is real, while Biden’s gains are not real among white voters without college degrees for whatever reason. This could make for a tough night for Biden: The lack of support among unversed white voters could cost him Pennsylvania, while a mediocre performance among Hispanics could keep Arizona and Florida in Trump’s column.
“Maybe Biden would win in Georgia or North Carolina, but that’s a much narrower path than he had planned,” Silver added.
The following chart, created by Statista, illustrates the American fears ahead of the election