As President Trump doubles down on his pledge to build a southern border wall, Hispanics are showing broad support for him, according to a new survey.
Some 50 percent of Hispanics approve of the president’s job, according to the latest McLaughlin & Associates poll of likely general election voters.
What’s more, the Republican Party has regained its edge over Democrats in the generic congressional ballot.
Pollsters John and Jim McLaughlin suggested that with the end of the Russia collusion probe aiding the president and Republicans, they are poised to come back in the poll and win re-election in 2020.
“The results of this new national poll show that President Trump and the Republicans are poised to take advantage of the great opportunity afforded by the president’s vindication by the final release of the Mueller report,” they wrote in an analysis for Newsmax.
Among their findings:
- Fifty percent of Hispanics approve of Trump’s job, and 47 percent have a “favorable” opinion of him.
- Trump has the support of 80 percent of the GOP going into his re-election bid. Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich is at 5 percent, and William Weld is at 1 percent.
- Fifty-one percent say the economy is improving. Some 23 percent of voters who disapprove of the job Trump is doing say the economy is getting better.
- Republicans lead the generic ballot for Congress, 47 percent to 43 percent.
The polling duo said that Trump should broaden his re-election campaign to target independents and some Democrats.
They wrote in Newsmax, “The president’s upcoming campaign should look to broaden his base from the solid Republican majority to a decisive extra-partisan majority as Ronald Reagan created in the 1980s. The president can win among independents and position to attract disaffected Democrats.”