Poll Reveals Venezuelan Voters in Florida Overwhelmingly Support Trump
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According to a survey by the University of North Florida, 66% of Venezuelan-American voters in Florida are clear that the man to vote for on November 3rd is current President Donald Trump.
The study by the University points that although the Venezuelan registered community in Florida (about 50 thousand), is significantly smaller than the Cuban community (650 thousand), and the Colombian community (190 thousand), that the Venezuelan-American vote can be key to generating a trend in Florida in favor of the Republican candidate.
Perhaps Kamala Harris knew this when she tried to visit a well-known Venezuelan restaurant in Miami, but was prevented from her destination when she heard a group of Cubans and Venezuelans with Trump signs were waiting for her arrival. She instead chose another lesser-known Venezuelan restaurant; where the owner ultimately asked her to leave, worried about repercussions from his customers.
The poll shows that the current President has an advantage of almost double the number of Venezuelan voters in Florida than the Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Beyond the crude percentages that point to a marked difference of 66% in favor of Trump versus 34% for Biden, the other statistics revealed are also worthy of analysis.
From specifically Venezuelans registered as Republican, Trump is currently at a 95% support from these voters. He also has a strong influence among Venezuelan independent voters in Florida; where 6 out of 10 will vote for Trump, according to the poll. However, one of the most interesting findings is Trump’s support among Venezuelan-Americans registered as Democrats, where Trump and Biden are tied. Five out of ten Venezuelan voters registered as Democrats will be voting for Trump. In fact, beyond the record numbers, 53% of Venezuelan democrats support Trump. Biden has 47% support.
PanAm Post reports:
Age does not seem to play a major role in the support for Trump. According to El Diario’s own exclusive poll, “voters between the ages of 45 and 54 are the most likely to vote for the current president (87%), as are those over 75 (75%). Only among those between 25 and 34 years of age does Biden achieve greater support (47% choose him).”
Of the Venezuelan voters in Florida, 21% are Republicans, 16% are Democrats, and 2% are affiliated with another political party, the poll indicates. So the number of independent voters is very high at about 61%, which is why, according to Eugenio Martínez, the political analyst of El Diario, the key to the Venezuelan vote will be which campaign captures and capitalizes on the votes of the independents who, at the moment, are 55-45 in favor of Trump.
Most Venezuelans in Florida also seem to have rejected the idea of voting by mail. According to the same survey, 98% of Venezuelans agree that they will be voting on the day of the election. Equally, the line also favor’s President Trump’s campaign which has made a point to insist that the majority of voters should go out and vote in person. Also, of that 98%, 89% responded: “almost certainly.”