Latino voters are now evenly split between the two parties


Latino voters are now evenly split between the two parties instead of being a Democratic stronghold, new polling finds

  • Latino voters are dividing their support between both political parties, which is bad news for the Democrats 
  • A Wall Street Journal poll found that 37 per cent supported both a Republican and Democratic generic Congressional candidate going into 2022 
  • In a hypothetical rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, 44 per cent said Biden while 43 per cent said Trump
  • In 2020, Biden beat Trump 59 per cent to 38 per cent among Latino voters, according to the Pew Research Center
  • However, Trump made gains, improving on his 28 per cent vote share in 2016, when Democrat Hillary Clinton received 66 per cent of the Hispanic vote  










Latino voters are dividing their support between both political parties, which is bad news for the Democrats, who have historically counted on the minority group for outsized support. 

A new Wall Street Journal poll found that when Hispanic voters were asked the party of candidates they’d support in the Congressional elections next year, 37 per cent chose the Democratic candidate, while another 37 per cent said Republican. 

In a hypothetical rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, 44 per cent said Biden while 43 per cent said Trump.  

Supporters of former President Donald Trump hold up a 'Latinos for Trump' sign in Miami, Florida in October 2020

Supporters of former President Donald Trump hold up a ‘Latinos for Trump’ sign in Miami, Florida in October 2020

Once a reliably Democratic voting bloc, new polling from The Wall Street Journal showed even support for Democrats and Republicans among all Hispanic voters going into the 2022 midterm races

Once a reliably Democratic voting bloc, new polling from The Wall Street Journal showed even support for Democrats and Republicans among all Hispanic voters going into the 2022 midterm races 

Biden’s disapproval rating his higher than his approval rating among Hispanic voters as well. 

The Journal poll found that 54 per cent of Latinos currently disapprove of the job Biden is doing, versus 42 per cent who approve. 

In 2020, Trump – whose campaign dedicated significant resources to Latino outreach – did see gains. 

According to a Pew Research Center report, Trump received 38 per cent of the Hispanic vote, compared to Biden’s 59 per cent. 

In 2016, Trump – the winner of the race – received just 28 per cent of the Hispanic vote, while Democrat Hillary Clinton walked away with 66 per cent. 

The party of Trump had even worse midterm performance in 2018, Pew found, with 72 per cent of Latino voters supporting Democratic Congressional candidates and 25 per cent supporting Republicans.   

The poll also showed President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump nearly tied for support among all Hispanic voters, despite Biden winning the group in 2020 by 21 points. Like in every demographic group, there's a gender gap, with women more supportive of Democrats

The poll also showed President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump nearly tied for support among all Hispanic voters, despite Biden winning the group in 2020 by 21 points. Like in every demographic group, there’s a gender gap, with women more supportive of Democrats

Driving the trend toward Republicans now could be Hispanic mens desire to see the country return to Trump’s economic policies. 

The Journal poll found that Hispanic men believed Republicans pushed better economic policies by a margin of 17 points. 

The poll showed a greater gender gap, with Hispanic women more supportive of Democrats and Biden overall. 

But this held true on economics as well, with Hispanic women favoring Democratic economic policy by a margin of 10 points.   

Additionally, a majority of Hispanic men said they’d like to return to Trump’s policies, while a majority of Hispanic women said they wanted to stay with Biden’s.   

‘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.  

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