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Donald Trump, Marco Rubio battle for Hispanic GOP voters in Florida

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Florida voters are increasingly voicing a similar take on Republican front-runner Donald Trump: “Dice lo que piensa” – Spanish for “he speaks his mind.” Trump boasts that he can win the Hispanic vote in a general election and next week, he faces his first major test in the winner-take-all primary in Florida, a highly contentious swing state with a large and diverse population of Latino voters. Trump’s comments about building a southern border wall and his accusations that many Mexicans…

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Jeb Bush, followed by Marco Rubio, fare best in GOP presidential field among Hispanics

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Republican front-runner Donald Trump is widely unpopular among the nation’s Hispanics, a new AP-GfK poll finds, challenging the billionaire’s oft-repeated assertion that he will win the Hispanic vote if he becomes his party’s nominee. The survey finds many of the Republican candidates running for president would probably struggle to win significant support among Hispanics in a general election. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are their favorites, but even they are a hard sell, the poll suggests. Even so, most in…

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Analysis: What’s up with Florida’s Hispanic vote?

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As Florida’s fastest growing demographic, the Hispanic vote is often the start – and end – of just about every discussion about politics in the Sunshine State. No matter how crucial that electorate is, strategist Steve Schale cautions that Hispanics are not a “silver bullet,” especially for Democrats. Schale’s latest blog post is the first of a series examining Florida’s “key voting blocs” in the lead-up to a potential “barnburner presidential contest.” For Schale, choosing Hispanics first was a no-brainer;…

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