POLL: Latino voters could bring big wins for the GOP in November
“The Republicans are now stronger with Hispanics than with whites,” Gingrich said
May 4, 2022 12:38pm
Updated: May 4, 2022 6:08pm
As American voters prepare to head to the polls for November’s midterm elections, a new poll has sent shockwaves across Democratic field offices as the data reveals an unprecedented drop in Latino and Black support for progressive candidates.
According to the Marist poll, Latino support for Democratic candidates fell from 54% to 39% since September of 2021. Support for republicans, on the other hand, doubled from 28% to 52%.
More surprisingly still, Black support for Republican candidates jumped from 3% in September to 20%, while support for Democrats fell from 80% to 72% -- representing nearly a sevenfold increase in support for the GOP from within a traditionally Democratic base.
Ultimately, those polled were asked if they approve or disapprove of President Biden’s job performance, to which a mere 32% of Latinos responded positively while 54% said they disapproved.
These latest results appear to mirror several polls conducted over the past year which show that the American political landscape appears to be undergoing a tectonic shift – especially within the Latino community.
Early signs of this political reorganization were seen when a Dec. 8 Wall Street Journal poll revealed that although Latino voters — who account for around 1 in 8 eligible voters — now appear to be evenly split between the Democratic and Republican parties.
This may come as a surprise to both Democrats and Republicans as Biden won 63 percent of the Latino vote in 2020 — besting Trump by close to 30 points, according to an AP VoteCast survey conducted after the election.
But according to former House Speaker Newt Gringrich, this could mean big wins for Republicans in November.
"I think we’ll pick up between 25 and 70 seats in the House. We'll probably pick up about four seats in the Senate," Gingrich said on Fox News Sunday.
The former speaker pointed to Latino support for the GOP, which has been rising amidst record inflation and the left’s focus on culture issues.
“The Republicans are now stronger with Hispanics than with whites,” Gingrich said.