• A NALEO poll showed 59% of Latino voters found Trump "very unfavorable"
  • Over 73% also said they disapproved Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic
  • COVID-19 has heavily affected Latino communities and Hispanic families

A new poll released Tuesday, just two weeks before Election Day, shows that most Latino voters find President Donald Trump “very unfavorable.”

According to the survey conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected (NALEO) and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, more than 59% of Latino registered voters said their overall opinion of Trump is“very unfavorable.” In comparison, only 26% said they favor the president.

The poll, which surveyed 400 Latino registered voters, asked respondents whether they approve of Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. A whopping 73% said they disapprove of his handling of the COVID-19 crisis, while only 27% said they “strongly approve” or “somewhat approve” of his response.

Additionally, 73% of respondents blamed Trump’s “irresponsible behavior” and lack of safety precautions as the reason why he himself was infected with COVID-19.

The NALEO survey also found that at least 29% percent of the 400 respondents knew someone who died after contracting COVID-19. Twenty-six percent said they faced difficulties getting necessities, including food, medicine, and household needs, due to the pandemic and the subsequent furloughs and layoffs.

More than 41% said they had to withdraw funds from their savings to pay for their needs, while 29% noted they had lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

Latinos have been heavily affected by the coronavirus. In early October, Dr. Peter Hotez said COVID-19 is causing a “historic decimation” of Latino families, NBC News reported. Hotez is a dean of tropical medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

On Sept. 30, Hotez spoke at a virtual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute event, where he read the descriptions health officials had given about people who died of due to the coronavirus in Houston on Aug 13.

“Hispanic male, Hispanic male, Hispanic male, black male, Hispanic male, black male, Hispanic male, Hispanic female, black female, black male, Hispanic, Hispanic, Hispanic, Hispanic, Hispanic, Hispanic,” Hotez read.

“This virus is taking away a whole generation of mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters, you know, who are young kids, teenage kids. And it occurred to me that what we’re seeing really is the historic decimation among the Hispanic community by the virus,” he added.

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