A new poll has found that an overwhelming majority of Latina voters under the age of 40 in the U.S. view the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump negatively.
The poll, released Monday by American Women, Voto Latino Action Network and iAmerica Action, found 84 percent of Latinas have an unfavorable view of the billionaire businessman. In contrast, 55 percent find his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to be a favorable candidate.
While Latina voters hold a negative view of the Republican Party in general, they reserve their harshest sentiments for Trump, the poll found.
The research firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner conducted a national online survey of 800 registered voters between April 16 and 19, 2016. At the same time, a parallel telephone survey of 400 Hispanic women was conducted.
The findings are similar to a poll released by Fox News Latino last month which found that 62 percent of registered Latino voters would head to the ballot box favoring Clinton in November, while only 23 percent would support Trump.
Additional findings in the most recent poll show that Latinas are more likely to support a candidate advocating for workplace policies like equal pay, college affordability, paid sick days and paid family and medical leave. Millennial Latinas were found much more likely than non-millennial Latinas to support candidates advocating for these issues.
“Latinas only make 55 cents for every dollar earned by a white non-Hispanic man, and they still have not fully recovered economically since the Great Recession,” said Kate Black, executive director of American Women, in a statement. “As we head toward the general election, they are looking to support a presidential candidate who understands their predicament with policies that will help them and their families get ahead in this economy.”
According to the report, Latinas are more likely to report earning fewer than $15 an hour, which increases the amount of stress relating to finances and balancing family and work responsibilities.
“Today more and more Latinas are becoming the head of the households and making crucial decisions for their families. Yet, many Latinas – young and old – are earning less than $15 an hour,” said Rocia Saenz, iAmerica Action president. “It goes to show that the wave of support for equal pay and raising the minimum wage is not only a wake up call for our elected leaders, but also motivators that will drive Latinas to the polls. And you better believe, Latinas will vote and take their families with them.”
Of the 400 Hispanic women surveyed, 81 percent said they are “almost certain” they will vote in the general elections in November.