Trump gaining new support with Latinos, losing some older supporters- ongoing exit poll.
As voting sites closed everywhere in the United States, NYK Daily conducted exit polls provided some insight on significant concerns driving the presidential vote and an initial read on voter support.
Here are some features from the polls, based on in-person interviews with voters on Tuesday, in-person interviews at early voting centers before Election Day, and telephone interviews with individuald who voted by mail.
In an emerging story on election night, Republican President Donald Trump showed some surprising strength with Latino voters in key states such as Florida and Texas.
According to exit polls in Florida, Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden were splitting the Latino vote. In 2016, Trump only won four out of 10 Latino voters in his race against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Overall, he won three of 10 nonwhite voters versus winning just two of 10 four years ago.
Trump maintained his advantage among white voters. According to Edison Research exit polls, six in 10 white voters said they cast ballots for Trump, unchanged from 2016.
The Trump campaign made winning over Cuban-American voters in populous South Florida a top priority by emphasizing the administration’s hardline policy toward Cuba and Venezuela, and branding Biden and Democrats “socialists” in the manner of those countries’ regimes.
In Texas, four in 10 Hispanics voted for Trump, up from three in 10 in 2016, according to exit polls in that state.
Edison’s national exit poll showed that while Biden led Trump among nonwhite voters, Trump had received a slightly higher proportion of the nonwhite vote than he did in 2016. The poll showed that about 11% of African Americans, 31% of Hispanics, and 30% of Asian Americans voted for Trump, up to three percentage points from 2016 among all three groups.