A majority of Spanish speaking viewers of Telemundo said President Donald Trump came out on top after the first presidential debate on Tuesday night, Sept. 29, with Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a poll by the cable TV network.
Sixty-six percent of Spanish speaking viewers believed that President Trump won the debate, compared to 34 percent who thought Biden won.
— Daniel Garza (@danielggarza) September 30, 2020
Thirty-two million Latinos are registered to vote in November’s election, and they’re expected to play a key role in determining who wins battleground states like Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada.
Some polls show Biden has a double-digit lead among those voters, but the gap narrows in the decisive state Florida as the November election looms closer.
“To be clear, Biden is ahead in most major polls of Florida Latinos, but Trump is gaining ground. And the stakes in Florida couldn’t be higher,” White House Correspondent for NPR Franco Ordoñez said in postcard published on Sept. 22.
“Trump won the key state in 2016 by just a percentage point. Trump doesn’t need to win the Latino vote, but reducing the margins would help. Trump lost Miami-Dade County by almost 30 points in 2016, but a recent poll found he’s down only 17 points at the moment,” he added.
President Trump hosted a Latinos for Trump roundtable in Miami, Florida, last month, warning that the United States would resemble Venezuela under a potential Biden administration.
“This would be a Venezuela on major steroids,” the president said. “With me, it doesn’t happen. You put the wrong people in office, it could happen rapidly.”
President Trump also warned that Biden would terminate the country’s recovery with a nationwide lockdown and his pledge to raise taxes on Americans making over $400,000.
The president on Wednesday evening told his supporters at a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, “We, all of us, won big last night.”
“Last night, I did what the corrupt media has refused to do. I held Joe Biden accountable for his 47 years of lies, 47 years of betrayal, and 47 years of failure. I held Joe accountable for shipping your jobs and dreams abroad, and for bowing to the violent mob at home,” the president said, reported Fox News.
Last night I did what the corrupt media has refused to do: I held Joe Biden Accountable for his 47 years of lies, 47 years of betrayals, and 47 years of failure. The whole nation saw the truth — Joe Biden is too weak to lead this Country! pic.twitter.com/8WepHOC0XN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2020