Trump and the Hispanic Vote

It’s looking like President  Trump is on pace for record Hispanic vote.  It seems American Citizens of Hispanic descent and those Hispanics who immigrated here legally support him and his crackdown on illegal immigration.

He was told being strict on illegal immigration would doom him among Hispanic voters.

Yet President Trump has defied their predictions, from the moment he delivered his iconic address to the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2013 — warning the Republican Party that legalizing 11 million illegal immigrants was political suicide — through the 2016 presidential election and into the White House.

Now nine months out from his second Election Day, and despite a tenure in the White House that has involved building a border wall, stepping up deportations and insulting some Latin American nations as “s—hole” countries, Mr. Trump is as strong as ever among Hispanic voters, according to the polls.

They know those are shithole  countries as that’s the reason they came here.

One poll puts his approval rating as high as 44% and shows him winning 41% of the Hispanic vote in a head-to-head match-up with Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont. That would best his 2016 showing of 28% support and put him in the running with President George W. Bush for the highest share of Hispanic votes for a GOP candidate.

“Latinos have lost the fear of Donald Trump,” said Alfonso Aguilar, who ran the Department of Homeland Security’s citizenship office in the Bush administration and now runs the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles.

Democrats have taken notice, too.

Kristian Ramos, a former spokeswoman for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, published a piece in the Atlantic sounding alarms about Mr. Trump’s numbers.

“Displeasure with the president over the past three years has not led to an increase in support for the opposing party,” she said.

Mr. Trump has improved his standing among Hispanics in just the last week in two regular polls — the Politico/Morning Consult survey and the Economist/YouGov survey. Last week both had the president at 35% approval in the Hispanic breakout of their national survey. This week he’s at 39% in the Morning Consult poll and 38% in the YouGov survey.

His best numbers came in an Emerson College Polling survey last week. The poll director told The Washington Times that Mr. Trump had a 44% approval rating, and in a head-to-head showdown with Mr. Sanders, the leading Democrat, Mr. Trump garnered 41% support.

The 40% mark is an important threshold.

 

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1 Response to Trump and the Hispanic Vote

  1. Leonard Jones says:

    Bob, during the 1992 campaign, I did me some Jethro Bodine cypherin’ that led
    to the discovery that the Democrat party has a huge weakness that could lead
    to their own destruction. Like most European political systems, they have so
    many parties that they require a coalition in order to form a majority. The
    Democrat party is the closest thing we have to the European model.

    The Democrat party is a chaotic cluster of coalitions that includes; Public and
    private-sector unions, tree-huggers, animal rights activists and a baker’s dozen
    of victim groups (Blacks, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, homosexuals, trannies,
    etc. Nothing will pry the cause-heads and public sector unions from the party
    but let’s focus on the blacks, Hispanics and private sector union voters and
    Independents.

    Hispanics at 44%. Recent polling of black voters 36%. Add 40 percent of
    private-sector union and 40 percent of Independents voters. If these numbers
    hold, (or increase) in just two of these constituencies, the Donks will not take
    the White House. The icing on the cake will be the fact that an average
    of 20 percent of 2020 Trump rally attendees are registered Democrats.

    Even if only 50 percent of these people polled actually show up at the polls,
    the result will mean a landslide for Trump. Anything above that could
    result in a national down-ticket landslide.

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