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Surge of support from Hispanics for Republican Party 

by | Oct 3, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

Rai Rojas, NRLC’s director of Hispanic Outreach, says over and over that Hispanics are “intuitively” and “culturally” pro-life. And any number of survey over the last few years demonstrates they are leaving the Democrats—the party of abortion—in droves.

Take Joshua Young, writing for the Post-Millennial. He quotes the results from a NBC/Telemundo survey which “shows that in 2012, Hispanics preferred a Democrat led congress over Republicans by 42 points. By 2022 that difference dropped to 21 points.”

Sure, “Latino voters still prefer the Democrat party by a margin of 54 to 33,” Young writes, “but the curvature from 2012 to 2022 consistently shows Democrats shedding Latino support in favor of the Republicans.”

NBC News’ Mark Murray reported that Republican pollster Bill McInturff and his team at Public Opinion Strategies conducted the poll with Democratic pollster Aileen Cardona-Arroyo of Hart Research Associates.  McInturff said ,“Being down by 20 points is a lot better [for Republicans] than being down by 40 points,” referring to past NBC/Telemundo studies of Latino voters. 

Since 2012, “Democrats led Republicans by 38 points in 2016, 34 points in 2018, and 26 points in October 2020 in the NBC/Telemundo poll.”

Following the election of Joe Biden in 2020, MSNBC data journalist Steve Kornacki observed

“It was one of the major stories to emerge from the 2020 elections, the shift we saw in the Hispanic vote,” Kornacki said. “Democrats still won the Hispanic vote in 2020, you can see, by 21 points, but that was down 17 points from 2016. Hillary Clinton won the Hispanic vote by 38, Joe Biden by just 21. And you know what? The trend seems to be continuing in 2022.”

As a sign of growing Republican support, Republican Mayra Flores defeated Democratic challenger Dan Sanchez  in a special election in June “to finish Rep. Filemon Vela’s current term in Texas’s 34th Congressional District, flipping an 84 percent Hispanic seat that Biden won by 13 points in 2020,”  Hank Berrien  reported[].

“A CBS poll at the end of July found that the surge of support among Hispanics for the Republican Party had grown so strong that a virtual tie existed between support for the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.”

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