Poll Shows Hilary Clinton Would Beat Marco Rubio Among Latinos in 2016

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If Latinos had to choose between Marco Rubio or Hilary Clinton for president in 2016, it seems Clinton would be the winner.

According to Fox News Latino, a recent poll of likely Latino voters were asked to select which candidate they liked best from a hypothetical group of 2016 presidential choices. Clinton, who received solid Latino support when she ran for the Democratic nominee in the 2008 primary election, was viewed favorably by 73 percent of those surveyed, and unfavorably by 17 percent.

The survey also showed that Latinos still favor Democrats over Republicans.The tilt toward Democrats grew sharply last year, when 71 percent of Latino voters cast their ballots for the re-election of President Obama over his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

When responding to the question of how they would vote in a presidential contest between Clinton and Rubio, 66 percent chose Clinton, and 28 percent chose Rubio.

The Huffington Post reports that this poll surveyed 1,200 Latinos who voted in the last two presidential elections.

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