Entrance poll: Trump wins with Nevada Hispanics
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE won among Hispanic voters in Nevada, according to entrance polls released from Tuesday night's caucuses, fulfilling an oft-repeated campaign pledge.

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The GOP presidential front-runner, who coasted to an easy victory in the Silver State, won 44 percent of the Hispanic vote, according to MSNBC's entrance polls, topping Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico The Hill's 12:30 Report Colbert mocks Trump for sipping water during speech on Asia trip MORE's 29 percent and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTexas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' Moore endorsements disappear from campaign website MORE's 18 percent.

Both Rubio and Cruz are Cuban-American.

Entrance polls are not always precise, but Trump used the news to bolster his claims that he's attracting a broad coalition of support as he addressed his supporters in a victory speech Tuesday night.

"You know what I am really happy about? I've been saying it for a long time: 46 percent with Hispanics, No 1. with Hispanics," he said.

Trump has received significant criticism from Hispanic organizations for his harsh rhetoric on immigration and for saying most Mexican immigrants bring rape and other crime to the U.S.

Polls throughout the fall showed Trump with a dismal favorability rating among Hispanics nationally. But despite those numbers and the blowback that he's faced, Trump has repeatedly pledged that he would win over Hispanic voters.