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The First Test Of Latino Voters

VotoLatino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar speaks during the Women's March "Power to the Polls" voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
VotoLatino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar speaks during the Women's March "Power to the Polls" voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Nevada caucuses mark what many political pundits and analysts consider the first real test of where Latino voters’ loyalties lie in the Democratic primary. A third of voters in Nevada are Black or Latino.

Previous polls suggested that former Vice President Joe Biden held a sizeable advantage with Latinos in the early portions of the race. Now, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders seems poised to overtake the Delaware native.

President Donald Trump also boasts Latino support this election cycle. Surveys conducted in Nevada asked participants which candidate paid the most attention to issues affecting the Latino community. Approximately 22 percent of respondents said it was Trump.

What issues resonate with different groups of Latinos going into the presidential election? How do age, gender or class factor into the varied political views of Latinos?

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Kathryn Fink
Kathryn Fink is a producer with NPR's All Things Considered.