Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 12:13 p.m.
Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead among Hispanic registered voters in Nevada over her Republican rivals in the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a poll released today by Univision.
The survey found that 67 percent of Nevada Hispanic voters would support Clinton over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whom 25 percent said they would support.
Of the swing states, Clinton’s lead among Hispanic voters was greatest in Nevada.
Clinton has made immigration reform a key focus of her early campaign, announcing in Las Vegas in May that she supports a full path to citizenship and would “go a step further” than President Barack Obama’s current policies. Last month, Clinton visited Las Vegas again to address a gathering of Latino elected officials.
Among major Republican candidates, Jeb Bush polled at 36-45 favorable to unfavorable, Ted Cruz at 26-36, Rand Paul at 22-32, Marco Rubio at 35-34, and Scott Walker polled at 15-23.
The poll surveyed 1,400 Hispanic registered voters from June 12-25 and was conducted in English and Spanish. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.6 percent.
The poll also asked Hispanic voters for their thoughts on Donald Trump, whose bid for the Republican presidential nomination has sparked a firestorm of criticism over comments calling undocumented immigrants from Mexico “rapists” and “criminals.”
According to the poll, 79 percent of Hispanics found Trump’s comments offensive and 74 percent supported the decision by corporations like Univision and NBC to sever their ties with Trump.