Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTech firm: We’ll pay M for Trump-Sanders debate Trump decides he won't debate Bernie Sanders Trump pledges to ‘open up the water’ to solve Calif. drought MORE has endeared himself to supporters with harsh rhetoric on immigration, but he may have alienated even more Hispanic voters as a result, according to a new Washington Post-Univision News poll.
Those numbers have both steepened since a Univision survey last June, in which seven in 10 Hispanic voters viewed Trump unfavorably, including six in 10 very unfavorably.
Although Trump has dominated the Republican primary race to this point, racking up 81 delegates to his nearest competitor’s 17, his lack of broad-based support could hinder his chances in a general election.
The poll finds that Trump fares worse than any of his GOP rivals among Hispanics in hypothetical general election match-ups against Democratic primary front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump decides he won't debate Bernie Sanders DNC opening platform process to public input Trump credits Sanders for attacks on Clinton MORE.
Clinton bests Trump among Hispanics by a 57-point margin, while she only leads John Kasich by 43 points, Ted CruzTed CruzMcConnell: Trump White House will have ‘constraints’ Cruz holds back support for Trump with eye on abortion Trump takes victory lap over rivals' remarks MORE by 38 points and Marco RubioMarco RubioThe Hill's 12:30 Report Rubio: 'Maybe' would run for Senate seat if 'good friend' wasn't Rubio signals support for Trump MORE by 30 points with the traditionally Democratic demographic.
Rubio and Cruz, who are both of Cuban descent, are viewed relatively positively by Hispanics.
Rubio is seen favorably among the group by a 45 to 37 percent margin, while Cruz is narrowly viewed negatively by a 44 to 39 percent margin.