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Biden senior adviser: 'We know that we have work to do' to gain Latino support

Biden senior adviser: 'We know that we have work to do' to gain Latino support
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s senior adviser Symone SandersSymone SandersWhite House 'looking into' woman claiming to be reporter at Harris press conference Harris's plane forced to return to Andrews after 'technical issue' Biden, Harris to break out of COVID-19 'bubble' with international trips MORE said Sunday that the campaign is aware it has “work to do” to gain support from Latino voters. 

On ABC’s “This Week,” George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosFacebook VP says 2-year suspension of Trump from platform 'justified' Commerce secretary on cyberattacks against corporations: 'This is the reality' Collins 'optimistic' Jan. 6 commission can pass Senate with modifications MORE questioned Sanders about “relatively weaker” support numbers for Biden among Latino voters in Nevada and Florida and asked whether the campaign planned to follow Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Democratic tensions will only get worse as left loses patience McConnell seeks to divide and conquer Democrats Socially-distanced 'action figure' photo of G7 leaders goes viral MORE’s (I-Vt.) suggestions for stronger outreach to Latino, younger and progressive voters.  

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“Well, George, look, we know that we have work to do,” she responded. “And we have said from the beginning — and Vice President BidenJoe BidenBiden prepares to confront Putin Ukrainian president thanks G-7 nations for statement of support Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting MORE has been very clear about this, as has Sen. [Kamala] Harris [D-Calif.] — that we are really working to earn every single vote in this country, and we want to earn the votes of the Latino, Hispanic community.”

Symone Sanders said the Biden campaign is “doing the work” to earn Latino voters, citing Harris’s events in Florida and virtual events in Arizona last week and the former vice president’s upcoming trip to Florida next week. 

“We’re committed to doing the work,” she said. “We’ve made a historic investment in our Latino and Hispanic paid media program, more than any presidential candidate ever.”

The campaign adviser also said the Latino and Hispanic paid media program launched on June 19 and meets “voters where they are.” 

Democrats have expressed concerns about polls that show Biden’s support among Latinos behind Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden prepares to confront Putin Ending the same-sex marriage wars Trump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' MORE’s levels in 2016, fearing that the lack of support could cost him Florida and the White House. 

A Quinnipiac University poll determined that Biden was behind President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE in Hispanic support in Florida — 43 percent to 45 percent. The Latino outreach firm Equis Research found Biden ahead of Trump among Latino voters by smaller margins than Clinton in 2016. 

“There’s really no good answer here if you’re the Biden campaign,” one Florida Democratic operative told The Hill last week. “At this stage in the campaign, he should not be getting these numbers against the most anti-Hispanic president in history.”