Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Francis Suarez comes from a long line of civic and political leaders who have formed the Republican bedrock in south Florida's Cuban community for a half century.Many Cuban-Americans are expressing solidarity with other Latin-Americans who see Donald Trump as anti-Hispanic.How those misgivings affect the votes of hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans could tilt the nation's most populous battleground state and help determine whether Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the election.Fernand Amandi, a Democratic south Florida pollster, estimates Cuban-Americans could approach 8 percent of the Florida electorate this November. Amandi says polls suggest Trump leads Clinton among Cuban-Americans in Florida, but not by the margins victorious Republican nominees have managed.Now, says Republican pollster Dario Moreno, Trump has made immigration a "symbolic issue" for Cubans.Clinton, meanwhile, backs Obama's Cuba policy.To be clear, Clinton doesn't have a lock on Cuban-American votes Trump may lose.Trump backers hope Rubio's popularity as the son of Cuban refugees will reinforce Republican loyalties, benefiting the presidential nominee.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE