Telemundo’s Exclusive Latino Voter Poll: Anything But Breaking News

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Telemundo News conducted, as did rival Univision, an “exclusive” poll of Latino voters with the 2020 general election less than a year away. The network engaged in advocating for their favorite Democrat 2020 presidential hopefuls and concluding that “most Hispanics will vote to drive Trump out of the White House”, per Telemundo.com’s report on the poll which also “uncovered” that only one out of four Latinos will vote for Trump.

Senior Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart opened the segment by announcing the “breaking” numbers (yawn) that six out of 10 Hispanics would oppose Trump’s reelection. Take a look at the network's liberal agenda in full display:

 

 

Nor have the results of the exclusive Telemundo News poll been a good omen for President Trump. As we showed you yesterday, 6 out of 10 Hispanics wouldn't re-elect him. Julio Vaqueiro is with us, Julio, good afternoon.

Actually, there was very little news broken in the poll, conducted for Noticias Telemundo by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc., with a sample of 1,000 registered Hispanic voters nationwide chosen from a phone-matched voter registration list (can you imagine how fair it was?).

Both Díaz-Balart and fellow anchor Julio Vaqueiro had a field day portraying the President as “anti-immigrant,” a label that as MRC Latino has previously noted, is routinely used to deliberately and dishonestly portray statements against illegal immigration (or proposals to enforce existing law) as if they were also aimed against legal immigration and legal immigrants in the United States.

To hammer the liberal talking points home, Vaqueiro, acting as a political commentator for the network, stated: “The poll shows that while 64 percent would vote to replace Trump with a Democrat, one in four Latinos would re-elect him. Media like Politico reacted to the study, stressing that the approval of Latinos towards the president has remained almost constant in relation to 2016, despite his anti-immigrant policies.” In 2016, Donald Trump won 28 percent of the Latino vote.

One of the poll's findings, however, was clearly part and parcel of the Spanish-language liberal media’s standard strategy: drumming home a lot of fear, in hopes of retaining as much of their audience as possible.

Listen as Vaqueiro discussed with Felicidad Aveleyra, the host of Mediodía, the network's mid-day news program, how most Latinos in the United States allegedly live in fear of hate crimes against them due to “this climate that we are living in,” a bizarre claim only the anti-Trump obsessed Spanish-speaking media can possibly believe:

 

 

FELICIDAD AVELEYRA, HOST, MEDIODIA, TELEMUNDO: Another question (in the Telemundo/Mason-Dixon poll) that is direct to our community is whether they feel threatened by hate crimes.

JULIO VAQUEIRO, ANCHOR, UNIVISION: Yes, in this climate that we are living in, we asked if there is fear of a hate crime, specifically against the person surveyed, and 72% said yes, that they do fear an attack like this, 27% say no, but there are 7 out of 10

AVELEYRA: A lot

VAQUEIRO: A lot, and with that fear they'll have to go to the polls, heh?

AVELEYRA: Julio, I think it's very important for our people to think that a president can greatly influence a nation's state of mind.

72 percent lives in fear? 72 percent of legal Latino immigrants, a community that is thriving like none other in the United States with record unemployment numbers, record workforce participation rates, and even leading the nation´s real estate market- where they are 63 percent of new homeowners in the United States? We´re not buying that, Telemundo.

One thing, however, was quite obvious when taking a close look at Avaleyra's face at the end of the news clip: Yes, some people do lose their minds over the President and it’s called “Trump Derangement Syndrome”.

Click on “Expand” to read the transcripts of the reports mentioned above as they aired on Telemundo News on November 6, 2019, and Noticias Telemundo Mediodia, also on November 6, 2019, respectively:

Telemundo News
November 6, 2019

JOSÉ DÍAZ-BALART, ANCHOR, TELEMUDO: Nor have the results of the exclusive Telemundo News poll been a good omen for President Trump. As we showed you yesterday, 6 out of 10 Hispanics wouldn't re-elect him. Julio Vaqueiro is with us, Julio, good afternoon.

JULIO VAQUEIRO, PRESENTADOR, TELEMUNDO: Hi José, good afternoon.

DÍAZ-BALART: Julio, tell us something about the reactions on this poll.

VAQUEIRO: Many of the candidates have reacted to this exclusive Telemundo News interview because we already said it here, in general, none of the candidates, neither the Democrats nor the president, are standing very well, everyone has a lot of work ahead to win the Latino vote.

Of all the reactions to the Telemundo News poll, the Donald Trump campaign stands out. "The president has kept his promises," they wrote. “The Latino community has benefited from the policies of this government."

The poll shows that while 64% would vote to replace Trump with a Democrat, one in four Latinos would re-elect him. Media like Politico reacted to the study, stressing that the approval of Latinos towards the president has remained almost constant in relation to 2016, despite his anti-immigrant policies.

JOE BIDEN: Hard work and middle class people…

VAQUEIRO: Former Vice President Joe Biden, who got 26% of the preferences in the poll, also reacted to the Telemundo News poll. Latinos know the threat Donald Trump poses, he wrote. Four more years with Trump would change the essence of this nation. The priority must be to defeat him next November.

VAQUEIRO: But 36 percent remain undecided about which Democratic nominee should replace Donald Trump.

CLARISSA MARTÍNEZ, ORGANIZACIÓN UNIDOS US: The message here for Democrats is that they have to campaign more with the Latino community.

JULIAN CASTRO: I’m sure that ….

VAQUEIRO: And in a Latino voter poll, the only Latino candidate, Julián Castro, is not a protagonist. Why do you think Latinos are supporting other candidates instead of you?

CASTRO: Well I think a couple reasons. My name recognition is not as high as is for some of the other candidates. Creo que son muchas razones, mi nombre no es tan conocido como el de otros candidatos…

VAQUEIRO: Peter Buttigieg, a candidate who in other surveys appears among the first, is not a favorite of Latino voters, according to this poll.

His campaign told us he will work to address Latino voters to win their support.

BERNIE SANDER: …communication…

VAQUEIRO: Bernie Sanders acknowledged that Latinos aren't just interested in immigration. This survey revealed that health and economics come first. And speaking about other issues, the candidates still have a lot of work to do to win the Latino vote.

DÍAZ-BALART: July, the important thing is to win that Latino vote, we have 32 million who could go to the polls

VAQUEIRO: Yes, we're going to be, José, about 13 percent of the electorate, it’s the largest minority, over African-Americans. So the Latino vote can make a difference, but of course, you'll have to register, you'll have to go out and vote actively, and the candidates have a year to win those votes.

DIAZ-BALART: Julio Vaqueiro, thank you very much

 

Noticias Telemundo Mediodia
November 6, 2019

FELICIDAD AVELEYRA, HOST, MEDIODIA, TELEMUNDO: Another question that is direct to our community is whether they feel threatened by hate attacks.

JULIO VAQUEIRO, ANCHOR, UNIVISION: Yes, in this climate that we are living in, we asked if there is fear of a hate crime, specifically against the person surveyed, and 72% said yes, that they do fear an attack like this, 27% say no, but there are 7 out of 10

AVELEYRA: A lot

VAQUEIRO: A lot, and with that fear they'll have to go to the polls, heh?

AVELEYRA: Julio, I think it's very important for our people to think that a president can greatly influence a nation's state of mind.

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