California Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 80-16% Margin; Asian Americans Support Clinton Over Trump By 79-13%

For Immediate Release:  November 8, 2016
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California Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 80-16% Margin; Asian Americans Support Clinton Over Trump By 79-13%

Below are key candidate questions for the California-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HERE starting tomorrow.

  • In California, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 80-16% margin. Bycomparison, in Latino Decisions’ 2012 election eve polling, CA Latinos backed President Obama over Mitt Romney by a 78-20% margin. Nationwide, Latino voters support Clinton over Trump by a historically lopsided 79-18% margin nationwide – a 4:1 margin. By comparison, President Obama defeated Mitt Romney among Latino voters by a 75%-23% margin nationwide, according to Latino Decisions 2012 election eve polling – a 3:1 margin.
  • In California, Asian American voters backed Clinton over Trump by a 79-13% margin.
  • Latino voters in California supported Democrat Loretta Sanchez over Democrat Kamala Harris by a 57-37% margin.
  • Asian American voters in California supported Democrat Harris over Democrat Sanchez by a 69-29% margin.
  • Both Latinos and Asian Americans in California overwhelmingly backed Democratic candidates in a generic House ballot question. In a question gauging support for an unnamed Democratic or Republican candidate, Latino voters backed Democratic House candidates over Republican House candidates by a 86-11% margin in California and a 84-15% margin nationwide. Asian Americans supported Democratic House candidates by a 77-23% margin in California.
  • Latinos in California overwhelmingly back Proposition 58. In a question gauging support for Proposition 58, the California Non-English Languages Allowed in Public Education Act, that will allow counties and school districts to decide whether languages other than English can be used in public school instruction, Latinos in California back Proposition 58 by a 68-30% margin.
  • Latinos in California overwhelmingly back Proposition 57. In a question gauging support for Prop 57, the California Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements Initiative, that will increase parole and good behavior opportunities for felons convicted of non-violent crimes, Latinos in California back Proposition 57 by a 66-32% margin.
  • Latinos in California overwhelmingly back Proposition 55. In a question gauging support for Prop 55, the California Extension of the Proposition 30 Income Tax Increase Initiative, that will increase taxes on incomes over $250,000 to pay for education and health care in California,Latinos in California back Proposition 55 by a 67-31% margin.

The 5,600 person Latino election eve poll, conducted by Latino Decisions and sponsored by America’s Voice, SEIU, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Latino Victory Project, includes both national figures and results from these twelve target states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, NC, NV, NY, OH, TX, VA, and WI. The 2,400 person Asian American election eve poll, sponsored by AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the National Education Association (NEA) includes both national figures and results from these eight target states: CA, FL, IL, NV, NC, PA, VA, and TX.

Contact: Nicky Vogt at 202-331-2389 or press@americasvoice.org ; Rebecca Katz at 917-699-1456 or aapivote2016@gmail.com ; Camila Gallardo at 305-215-4259 or cgallardo@nclr.org ; Pili Tobar at pili.tobar@latinovictory.us ; Karin Wang at 213-999-5640 orkwang@advancingjustice-la.org ; Sara Lonardo 202-730-7332 or sara.lonardo@seiu.org ; Margaret Fung at 212-966-5932 or mfung@aaldef.org; Miguel A. Gonzalez at 202-491-9532 orMGonzalez@nea.org ; Anna Castro at 619-228-5332 or annac@mifamiliavota.org

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