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Telemundo poll: Biden leads Trump among Latino voters in battleground Arizona

Daniel Gonzalez Arizona Republic

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Joe Biden holds a wide lead over President Donald Trump among likely Latino Arizona voters, according to the latest Telemundo poll.

Biden, the Democratic nominee for president, leads Trump 64% to 28% among Latino voters in Arizona, the Telemundo poll found.

In Maricopa County, Biden leads Trump 65% to 28% among Latino voters.

Biden’s lead is wider among Latino voters in Pima County, which includes Tucson, 71% to 23%.

Biden’s lead among rural Latino voters in Arizona is significantly less, 54% to 33%, according to the Telemundo poll.

Trump campaigned in Bullhead City and Goodyear, a western suburb of Phoenix, on Wednesday, his seventh visit this year to Arizona. Trump hopes is trying to hold on to the battleground state after narrowly beating Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee by 3.5 percentage points.

Both Trump and Biden have been aggressively reaching out to Latino voters, who are expected to make up 25 percent of the state’s electorate in 2020 and therefore could play a key role in deciding which candidate carries Arizona. 

Trump has more support among Latino male voters in Arizona, though still lags behind Biden, 57% to 36%. Among Latino female voters, Biden leads Trump by a wide margin, 71% to 20%, according to the Telemundo poll.

The poll of 500 likely Latino voters across the state was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida, from Oct. 23 through Oct. 27. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Biden leads Trump 65% to 26% among Latino voters under 50 and 63% to 30% among Latinos over 50.

Latinos of Mexican descent said they plan to vote for Biden over Trump 67% to 26%, according to the Telemundo poll.

Trump has more support among Latinos not of Mexican descent, but still lags behind Biden, 50% to 37%, the poll found.