Entrance poll: Trump wins with Nevada Hispanics
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOPINION | With Scaramucci at the mic, Trump has a chance to take on a hostile press Feehery: Winning August Press: Amateur hour at White House 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 RubioMexican politicians have a new piñata: Donald Trump Bush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller The private alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program  MORE's 29 percent and Ted CruzTed CruzGOP wrestles with soaring deductibles in healthcare bill Cruz: Tax reform chances ‘drop significantly’ if healthcare fails Ex-CBO directors defend against GOP attacks on ObamaCare analysis 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.