Politic365

 
 


Grito

7:39pm April 12, 2013

Poll: Senator Marco Rubio Less Popular than Hillary Clinton among Latinos

8565700757_ebc257d0ea_b

A new Telemundo/NBC News/WSJ national poll of Latinos finds that Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) is relatively popular but not as popular as Hillary Clinton. 23 percent of Latinos view Marco Rubio favorably, while 12 percent view him negatively. 40 percent have no view of him or indicate that they don’t know him. This comes after Rubio has been positioned in the Senate Gang of Eight, which is tasked with crafting the immigration reform bill and after he took on a more visible role in the Republican Party, delivering the GOP response to the President’s State of Union address.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is viewed positively by 65 percent of Latinos, while only 13 percent view her negatively. Should Marco Rubio decide to run for president in 2016 and if Clinton is a candidate, these numbers could be problematic for the Republican Senator from Florida in reaching the growing Latino electorate.

Rubio’s policy positions on many social issues are at odds with the larger Latino electorate in general as well including is views on marriage equality and climate change.

Despite his conservative positions, Rubio is in a position to improve his standing with Latinos because of his role in the immigration reform process. A recent Latino Decisions poll shows immigration is a top issue for Latino voters and that 44 percent of Latino voters would be more likely to vote for Republicans if they perceived the GOP to be taking on a larger role in passing immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.



About the Author

Adriana Maestas
Adriana Maestas is the senior contributing editor of Politic365.com. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers. For additional information about Politic365, please visit http://politic365.com/about/.




 
 

 
137-shots

Rep. Marcia Fudge on Brelo Verdict: “Our Lives Have No Value” “Miscarriage of justice”

“Today we have been told – yet again – our lives have no value.”  In 2012, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were unarmed, were shot to death during and after a car chase in a 137-round hail of bullets...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
2

 
 
trade4

Some CBC Members Find WH Gifts for Their #TPP Votes Laughable

Summer jobs money alone isn’t going to do it.  If the White House wants to mount a serious campaign to turn Black Caucus NOs into YESes on trade, it won’t happen easy.  An informal poll of over 20 Black Caucus m...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
1

 
 
jjSr

Reps. Butterfield, Lee, Waters Talk on Black Caucus Tech Diversity Initiative

The Congressional Black Caucus launched an effort to spur diversity in hiring at technology companies.  The effort mirrors the work started by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.  Rev. Jackson’s work resulted in several tech compan...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 

Advertisement
 
prison

420 House Members Vote YES to Mandatory Minimums, Only 3 Vote Against

When Electeds Won’t Take the Tough Vote to Stop Bad Policy.  Supposedly it’s “CBC policy” to be against mandatory minimums.  All I know is, 41 members of the Congressional Black Caucus voted YES to m...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
jeff

Congressman Turns Clarke Testimony Into Chat on White on White Crime

The testimony of Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke was just as devoid of strategic substance on policing as his appearances on Fox News.  Clarke had tons to offer when it came to his views on black on black crime and federal over...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 




One Comment


  1. [...] Transcript: Sen. Marco…ABC NewsAll Share ServicesSalonPolitico (blog) -CNN (blog) -Politic365all 59 news [...]



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>