With the 2020 primary election less than 10 months away, Latinx voters have former Vice President Joe Biden as the early favorite.

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Latino Decisions today released the results of a new national poll of Latino registered voters. The results show six candidates receiving favorable ratings about the 40% level, including Joe Biden (59%), Bernie Sanders (58%), Beto O’Rourke (48%), Julian Castro (45%), Kamala Harris (43%) and Elizabeth Warren(42%).

The results offer insights into the Latinx electorate, including candidate favorability, campaign and party outreach, issue priorities, views on the Mueller investigation and the president’s declaration of a national emergency at the United States. – Mexico border and more.

“This poll confirms what we have known for some time — that the Latino vote is very much up for grabs in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020,” stated Arturo Vargas, the fund’s chief executive officer.

Recently, Julian Castro paid a visit to Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, and Bernie Sanders held a rally in downtown Los Angeles. Both gathered large crowds and support from Latinx community members.

“Candidates vying for the opportunity to challenge the president will need to invest in a robust Latino voter engagement effort if they want to secure the support of Latinos in the upcoming primaries and caucuses,” said Vargas.

As the fastest growing population of new voters, Latinx people will play a crucial role in the Democratic primary election to pick a candidate to contest the assumed Republican candidate, President Donald Trump, in the 2020 presidential election.

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