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Poll: Clinton leads among Latino voters

Clinton leads Donald Trump by a whopping 42 points among Latino voters.

By Ann Marie Awad
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton beats out GOP front-runners in hypothetical match-ups among Latino voters, according to new polling. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton beats out GOP front-runners in hypothetical match-ups among Latino voters, according to new polling. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- In a new poll out by MSNBC, Hillary Clinton shows comfortable leads against her possible GOP rivals when it comes to Latino voters.

Clinton leads GOP front-runner Donald Trump by 11 points among all voters, her largest lead of all. Among Latino voters, however, she beats Trump by 42 points.

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Up against Sen. Ted Cruz, Clinton leads by 7 points nationally, and 27 points among Latino voters. Clinton holds a narrow advantage over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at four points, however she has a 26 point lead in the Latino vote.

Even closer in polling was Sen. Marco Rubio, over whom Clinton holds a three point lead. However, she has a 19-point advantage among Latino voters over the Cuban-American senator.

The closest match-up is against retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Clinton holds a narrow one point lead over Carson, however she holds a 26 percent lead over him among Latinos.

Barack Obama defeated Sen. John McCain in 2008 with a 36 percent lead in the Latino vote. In 2012, Obama held an even greater lead among Latinos against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 44 percent.

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The poll was conducted by MSNBC, Telemundo and Marist University from Nov. 15 through Dec. 2. Surveyors interviewed 2,360 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points, and 264 Latino registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 6 percentage points.

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