Presidential candidate Donald Trump leads other GOP contenders among Hispanics, a recent poll shows.
Trump recorded a 34% favorability rating among Hispanics in a national poll conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) among 1,087 registered voters between July 20-21.
Trump has made immigration a seminal part of his campaign, receiving praise, but also criticism, from the political left and right.
During a much-publicized visit to the border in Laredo, TX last Thursday, Trump told reporters he thought he would "win the Hispanic vote."
Gov. Bush (R-FL) follows Trump with a 31% favorability rating among Hispanics, and Senator Cruz is close behind with 30%.
Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rand Paul (R-KY) both recorded 29%, Gov. Scott Walker (WI-R) 26%, and businesswoman Carly Fiorina 25%.
Rounding out the poll was Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) with 21%, and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, both with 16%.
Announced GOP candidates Gov. John Kasich, former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY), former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) were not presented among the results.
Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton leads Democrats with a 50% favorability rating among Hispanics, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) 38%, former Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD) 18%, Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D-RI) 16%, and Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) 13%.
PPP stated the margin of error for the overall survey was +/-3%. 80% of respondents were reached by phone, and 20% through the internet.
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