Fox's Eric Bolling Hypes Myth That Trump Is Popular Among Latino Voters

Bolling: "If He Does Anywhere Near What He's Capable Of Doing, We Saw In Nevada," He Will Win

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From the February 26 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): This is all about coalitions, the presidential race, not the primary. Primary's about emotion as we said. But the presidential race, what Mrs. Clinton is counting on and what Mr. Trump is going to have to have to go in and destroy, is African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, liberal women, and suburban housewives all coming together and voting for Hillary. Some of the numbers, the numbers are pretty interesting. Registered among Hispanic Americans, Democratic Party 56 percent, 27 percent independent. Just 14 percent of Hispanic Americans are registered Republicans, and it's lower in the black precincts. Lower. So Trump has to go in, he has to get -- he said, "Well Hispanics like me." Right? Trump has said Hispanics like him.

GERALDO RIVERA: After he won the small Nevada caucus.

O'REILLY: All right. This is favorability among Hispanic Americans. Bernie Sanders, 19 percent. Hillary Clinton, 39 percent favorable among Hispanics. Marco Rubio, 8 percent favorable. Donald Trump, 7 percent. Ted Cruz, 7 percent. If Trump gets the nomination, he has a lot of work to do.

ERIC BOLLING: A lot of work to do but he -- again, what he said last night in the debate was when Hillary Clinton's name came up in that exchange with Marco Rubio, he said, "I haven't gotten to her yet. I haven't hit her yet."

O'REILLY: Oh, it's going to be bloody and everybody knows.

BOLLING: Because he won't hold back. Look, he already showed his hand with that, as Geraldo pointed out accurately, when that started to bubble up, when Hillary Clinton started --

O'REILLY: He whacked it, right?

BOLLING: Started to call him a misogynist or whatever she was calling him. Boom, right at Bill, and they just cowered in the corner. And he won't be afraid to do it again.

O'REILLY: He'll do worse.

BOLLING: You're right about one thing though. The Latino vote is going to be, I think, the decider in a general election. If he does anywhere near what he's capable of doing, we saw in Nevada, I know Geraldo thinks it's small sample, double the size ever in the history of Nevada caucus.

O'REILLY: Well he has to tailor a message for Hispanics.

BOLLING: If he does -- if he hits around 40 percent, he can win that.

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