Media Advisory

UnidosUS Poll Finds Economy, Health Care Rank High for Latino Voters in Texas and California Ahead of Super Tuesday

UnidosUS experts available for comment

February 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—The power of the Latino vote will be on full display next week during the Super Tuesday primary, particularly in states like California and Texas, which are the two states with the largest populations of eligible Latinos voters. Ahead of Tuesday’s contests, UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization (formerly National Council of La Raza), will be releasing findings of a new poll of Latino voters in Texas and California that identifies economy and health care as high-ranking issues driving this electorate to the polls.

Latinos stand to be the largest minority voting bloc in 2020 and will play a decisive role in local contests across the country, underscoring the need for candidates to address the issues that are top-of-mind for Latino voters and speak to this electorate through meaningful policies that go beyond immigration. According to the UnidosUS poll, 91 percent of Latinos in California and 89 percent of Latinos in Texas say they are motivated to vote in the presidential election this year.

Ahead of Super Tuesday, UnidosUS experts will be available to comment on the Latino vote and our recent poll findings. Questions and interview requests can be directed to news@unidosus.org.

UnidosUS would also like to make available the following resources on the Latino electorate in California and Texas:

  • California Primary: Executive Summary and Analysis
    This UnidosUS analysis examines how Latinos in California have fared across economic, immigration and health indicators as well as their electoral growth in the state of California. The data is informed by the top three issues Latino voters identified as the most important for the next president to address.
  • Texas Primary: Executive Summary and Analysis
    This UnidosUS analysis examines how Latinos in Texas have fared across economic, immigration and health indicators as well as their electoral growth in the state of Texas. The data is informed by the top three issues Latino voters identified as the most important for the next president to address.
  • 2020 National Latino Electorate Survey
    This UnidosUS poll concludes that the number one attribute that Latinos want to see in a presidential candidate is someone who values diversity, which speaks to the country’s tense environment. In terms of issues, Latinos nationwide prioritize jobs and the economy, health care, immigration, education and gun violence. (While the poll was done a few months ago, it was done in such a way that it dug deep into the values of the community, so shelf life is longer. See original press release).

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Contact:
Gabriela Gomez
news@unidosus.org
(202) 776-1732