Vice President Pence traveled to Florida on Tuesday to launch a national "Latino for Trump" initiative to bolster support for the Republican ticket, at a time when new polls show that a large majority of Hispanics support the election of a Democratic president next year.
During an event in Miami, the city hosted the first of this week's Democratic presidential debate that called Pence Trump "a great Latino and Hispanic master" and said the new group was "one of the most important coalitions of the 2020 campaign". ,
Florida, home to more than 2 million people Voters registered by Hispanics are a key state to Trump's electoral success next year.
Trump's immigration policies and rhetoric on the subject have provoked sharp criticism from many Latinos.
Pence largely endeavored To campaign for Republican economic questions next year, pointing to a drop in Hispanic unemployment since Trump's inauguration.
"President Trump pledged to revive this economy, and President Trump delivered," Pence said. "President Donald Trump is the best friend Latino and Hispanic companies have ever had in the White House."
Later in his remarks, Pence addressed Trump's efforts to "secure the border" and called for "Build the Wall" to sing. – A reference to the long-promised barrier of the President along the border between the US and Mexico.
Miami was one of the cities that targeted Trump for extensive raids last week when he announced a plan to "eliminate the millions of illegal aliens who illegally found their way to the United States . Although he later adjourned the raids, the threat was one of the latest in Trump's policy to alienate many in the Latin American community.
The practice of Trump administration to separate migrant families, too The southern border has proved extremely unpopular.
After Hurricane Maria in 2017, there was a dispute with representatives of Trump Land in Puerto Rico and other areas are considered to be less robust than the hurricane-devastated states on the mainland.
According to a poll released by Telemundo this week, Trump faced headwinds in Hispanic voters in several states.
Only 34 percent of Hispanics in Florida Voters would like Trump to be re-elected, while 56 percent would prefer to replace him with a Democrat, according to the survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Strategies.
The numbers were even more unfavorable for Trump elsewhere.
In California. 26 percent of Hispanic voters would like to see Trump reelected, while 66 percent would prefer a Democrat. In Texas, 25 percent want it back in office, while 69 percent want a Democrat. And in the New York subway, 19 percent want Trump reelected, while 73 percent want a Democrat.
Republicans involved in the Latinos for Trump initiative are hopeful that he will be able to build on Hispanic performance in 2016.
] Trump won 28 percent of Latino votes in these elections, according to a poll, while Democrat Hillary Clinton won 66 percent.
During a television appearance on Tuesday morning, Florida Governor Jeanette Nuñez (R) argued that Trump's One Record would help him next year.
"I think the last three years under President Trump speak volumes about the great work he has done for the Latino community," said Nuñez, who chairs the new efforts for Latinos. "If you look at the data. , , Record low unemployment for Latinos, record high average income, home ownership. , , , Everything points to made promises, keeping promises. "