TIDE SHIFTING: Democrats Struggling To Get Hispanic Voter Turnouts In Key Seat Races.

Article by Bryan Howard

August 7, 2018

According to (CNN)Democrats have hit an unexpected speed bump in their drive to regain control of Congress: unsettling signs that the party may not generate as much turnout or support among Latino voters this fall as it expected.

There are signs of wavering Hispanic support and engagement in House districts in Texas, Nevada, Florida and California, and in Senate races in Texas, Nevada, Florida and Arizona. Interesting enough these are the States that are near the border and Hispanics seem to not be supporting Democrats in these areas anymore.

“I still think it’s a little too soon to push the panic button, but having said that, we are not seeing the types of numbers with Hispanic voters that we should be seeing with the most hostile person to ever hold public office against Hispanics as the President,” said Fernand Amandi, principal at Bendixen & Amandi International, a Democratic polling firm that specializes in studying Latino voters. “And that in and of itself is a concern. I’m flabbergasted.”

Private Democratic polling has found surprisingly lackluster support among Hispanics in certain House races like the San Antonio-area House seat, where Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones is facing Republican Rep. Will Hurd; the exurban Los Angeles seat that Republican Rep. Steve Knight is defending against Democrat Katie Hill; and the battle in Orange County, California, for the open seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Darrell Issa.

It also seems based on the Wall street Journal Pool that the Hispanic approval rating for President Trump has skyrocketed. Currently President Trump sits at a 39% Hispanic approval rating which is a massive jump from his 28% he got in 2016. More in likely this has to do with the increased job market considering Hispanics account for 30 percent of the workforce.

CNN and Democrats are shocked because they believe President Trumps strict policies on immigration should make Hispanics vote for Democrats. However, this shows how far removed from the people they really are. I personally know and have spoken to many legal Hispanic immigrants and they are outraged by illegal immigrants. For example, my Spanish Professor while I was in College was a legal immigrant from South America and he would daily talk about how much he hated how illegal immigrants crossed the border. The reason for this is because it costs more money to sneak in the Country illegally than it does legally, and they are taking advantage of our great country. This is where Democrats and main stream media have no clue because they assume Hispanics would hate this country and take no pride in their citizenship, when in fact legal immigrants are some of the most patriotic individuals in this country.



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