FAU national poll finds majority of Hispanics believe Trump will worsen economy

Conducted by the College of Business, the poll also found that the group thinks the president-elect will negatively impact foreign relations.


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Joe Pye, News Editor

A recent Florida Atlantic national poll from the Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) has found that the majority of Hispanics believe that President-elect Donald Trump will worsen both the economy and the United States’ relationships with other countries.

Conducted by the College of Business, the poll revealed that 53 percent of Hispanics maintain that Trump will worsen the economy, while 47 percent believe he will better it.

Only 30 percent of those polled feel that Trump will improve foreign relations, as opposed to the 70 percent that think he will make those relationships worse.  

BEPI director and associate professor of economics Monica Escaleras said she feels Hispanics don’t approve of Trump’s policy on immigration.

“As expected Hispanics are pessimistic about the economic outlook of the nation and foreign policy under President-elect Donald Trump,” Escaleras said in a press release. “Perhaps a plausible explanation for such pessimism is the uncertainty regarding immigration policy that directly affects a great number of Hispanics.”

The poll consisted of 500 Hispanics surveyed during the month of November.

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