Poll: Colorado’s Latino voters chose Clinton, Bennet by wider margin, bucking national trend

One poll shows the margin of Colorado’s Latino voters choosing the Democratic candidate over the Republican in this year’s election rising over that in 2012.

Pamela Medina, John Rose and  Ronnie Rodriguez celebrate the moment Hillary Clinton won Colorado. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Pamela Medina, John Rose and Ronnie Rodriguez celebrate the moment Hillary Clinton won Colorado. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Pamela Medina, John Rose and Ronnie Rodriguez celebrate the moment Hillary Clinton won Colorado. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

In choosing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, Colorado looks pretty lonely on an electoral map this morning.

While CNN reports that Latino voters nationwide voted for Clinton at a lower rate than they did for Barack Obama in 2012, one poll says that the margin of Colorado’s Latino voters choosing the Democratic candidate over the Republican in this year’s election may have risen.

The election eve poll from Latino Decisions (PDF) cited by FiveThirtyEight in the wee hours this morning suggest that 81 percent of Colorado Hispanic voters chose Clinton, versus 16 percent who chose Trump. CNN says that nationwide, 65 percent of Latinos voted for Clinton versus 29 percent for Trump.

In Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, won by incumbent Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet, Latino Decisions reported a very similar margin — 80 percent for the Democrat and 17 for Republican challenger Darryl Glenn.

California, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Texas and Virginia were among the states polled by Latino Decisions with presidential margins very similar to the one they found in Colorado.

In Florida, Latino Decisions says Clinton won the Latino vote 67-31.

Pew cites the split as 75-23 in Colorado in favor of Obama over Mitt Romney in 2012, 61-38 in favor of Obama over John McCain in 2008, and 68-30 for John Kerry over George W. Bush in 2004.

The research describes a 71-27 margin for Obama over Romney nationally in 2012, a 67-31 split for Obama and McCain in 2008, and a 58-40 split for Kerry over Bush in 2004.

Here’s the methodology of the Latino Decisions poll.

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