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Trump's take

Donald Trump claims he's crushing it among Latino voters. The poll he's touting says otherwise.

Donald Trump basked in a "told you so" moment Wednesday morning... until Public Policy Polling shut him down.



To be fair, Trump — who kicked off his presidential campaign by declaring that illegal immigrants from Mexico are "rapists" — does appear to be faring just slightly better among Latinos than his fellow Republican contenders in the latest PPP poll. Trump has a 34 percent favorability rating among Hispanic voters, followed by Jeb Bush with 31 percent, Ted Cruz at 30 percent, and Marco Rubio at 29 percent. But as the Democratic-aligned pollster PPP points out, Trump still trails Hillary Clinton among Latino voters by a massive 61 percent to 28 percent split.