A nationwide study, released by the Equis group, found roughly 40 percent of Hispanic voters are concerned that Democrats are embracing socialist policies, a troubling sign for Democrats among a key voting demographic which has been moving toward Republicans during the Trump era.
Hispanic voters account for roughly 1 in 8 U.S. voters, and increased by a full percentage point of the electorate from the 2016 to 2020 elections.
Although Hispanic voters supported by Biden by a 63-37 percentage margin over President Trump, this margin represents a eight percentage decrease from Hispanic voters who supported Hillary Clinton in her failed 2016 campaign.
Perhaps even more troubling for the left is that Hispanic voters tend to see socialism as a bigger concern with each generation. 59 percent of fourth-generation Latino voters expressed concern about socialism, according to the poll, compared to just 45 percent of recent immigrants.
The movement away from Democrat candidates has been attributed to several political factors, including President Trump’s popularity among minority voters and concern among immigrants who escaped socialist-run countries in Latin America.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has long argued Hispanic voters’ support of Republican principles “just make[s] sense for working families.”
Rubio said in a recent interview reported by Just the News, GOP support means “safer communities, more involvement from parents in their kids’ education, bringing good jobs back to America, defending people of faith. These are the things that matter to normal people.”
Republicans, particularly during the Trump administration, prioritized outreach to Hispanic voters which seemed to pay off on dividends according to 2020 and 2021 election results.
Even legacy media acknowledged Trump’s strong performance among Hispanic voters. In Florida, for example, Trump received well over half of the vote among Cuban-Americans in the State and increased his vote total by nearly 200,000 votes in heavily-Hispanic Miami-Dade County—a traditional Democrat stronghold.
Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin, last month, earned historic support among Hispanic voters in his historic 2021 election upset in the Old Dominion.