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Recent UW PhD Sergio Garcia-Rios in Time, The ‘Jorge Ramos Effect’ Could Hurt Donald Trump

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on August 31, 2015 - 10:00am

A new study finds that watching Spanish-language news doubles the likelihood that Latinos will vote.

Donald Trump may chalk up his scuffle with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos Tuesday night in Iowa as yet another win in taking on the media. When Ramos insisted on asking questions about Trump’s immigration proposal, Trump declared “Go back to Univision,” and security escorted Ramos out of the room. But for Latino voters, it’s much more meaningful. Jorge Ramos is not just another news anchor—he’s the most trusted source of information among Latinos, according to Latino Decisions polling during the 2012 election.