His campaign is letting people know they ARE doing well with the Latino vote?….
Bernie Sanders is racking up more donations from Latinos than any other Democratic presidential candidate.
An independent analysis provided to POLITICO shows that the Vermont senator is out front in online contributions to his campaign from Latinos — a voting bloc that will be key in critical early-voting states like Nevada and California.
Between January and July of this year, Sanders brought in an estimated $4.7 million from Latinos through the online fundraising platform ActBlue, an amount that makes up 16 percent of his overall fundraising during that period on the site, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission donation data using Census data on Latino surnames occurring 100 times or more.
The report, conducted by Juan Proaño and Plus Three, analyzed 4.7 million contributions totaling $131.2 million during the first two quarters of the year. Proaño and Plus Three, a Latino-owned technology and fundraising firm that consults nonprofits and political organizations, produced the analysis independently of any presidential campaign.
The best estimate from the surname contributor list, Proaño and Plus Three said, is that Latinos contributed $13.54 million to Democratic presidential campaigns from January through June 30, accounting for 10.3 percent of overall donations to candidates. Latinos are on pace to contribute $100 million to Democratic presidential campaigns during the 2020 cycle, according to the report.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who dropped out of the race last week, came in second among contributions from Latinos, followed by Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., in third at an estimated $1.3 million and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in fourth at an estimated $1.1 million. Former Vice President Joe Biden came in seventh at $800,000 raised from Latinos, but did so in roughly half the time of his Democratic rivals as he entered the race in late April….
A Univision survey released in September showed Sanders and Biden statistically tied with 20 percent and 22 percent, respectively, among Latino primary voters.
A poll put out on Monday of Nevada, the third state to hold a caucus or primary in 2020, found Biden in first place among Hispanics with 34 percent and Sanders in second with 25 percent. Warren is third with 12 percent.
Sanders is also viewed more favorably in Nevada by likely Democratic caucusgoers who are Hispanic (83 percent favorable, 10 percent unfavorable) and non-white (77-16) than those who are white (68-31), according to the survey….