Democrats have been shocked to find poll showing that Hispanic voters are now split between support for the GOP and for the Democrat Party.
A poll commissioned by the Wall Street Journal found that the Republican Party has made historic gains with Hispanics and it seems that those gains are sticking. The poll found that 44 percent of Hispanics were supportive of Biden and the Democrats, but 43 percent still support Donald Trump and his policies.
The Hill reports:
According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), 44 percent of Hispanics would vote for President Biden if the 2024 presidential election were held today, and 43 percent would vote for former President Trump.
The breakdown of congressional support among Hispanics finds a similar trend, with support for Democrats and the GOP tied at 37 percent each.
In keeping with most polls of Hispanic voters, the WSJ survey found greater support for Republicans and Trump among Hispanic men than among Hispanic women.
“You see in this poll that there’s a group of Hispanic men who were without a doubt enticed by Trump and have become more Republican. We have more work to do on that,” Democratic pollster John Anzalone told the Journal.
If these trends hold, it would mark a disastrous condition for the Democrats who have come to assume that they have the Hispanic vote locked in permanently. Hispanics are the fastest growing U.S. constituency, but if a large number of them begin breaking for the GOP, that could easily throw the Democrats into disarray.
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