최근 몇 년 동안, 미국 전역의 히스패닉과 라틴계 커뮤니티 구성원은 대부분 민주당원에 투표했습니다., but it appears a shift in support from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party could be occurring as several begin distancing themselves from President Biden and his party’s policies.
Social issues are among the primary concerns, as Latino voters have rejected the politically correct term “라틴계” preferred by some Democrats. ㅏ 2021 poll showed only 2% of Hispanic voters even use it. The poll also showed 40% of Latinos were bothered by the term, 과 30% said it would turn them off from voting for a candidate who used the term. Other Hispanic voters are concerned about the economy, securing the southern border or simply offended by rhetoric from the left.
A Quinnipiac University survey released last month indicated Biden’s support among Hispanics stands at just 19%. The mainstream media has taken notice, as a variety of news organizations including CNN, Axios, MSNBC, CBS and NBC News have put a spotlight on Hispanic voters ditching the Democratic Party in recent weeks. While Republicans nationally may still have an uphill battle to capturing a majority of that electorate, the trend seems to be in their direction.
Here is what some high-profile Hispanic conservatives who attended CPAC had to say when asked why more in their community are feeling out of step with the modern Democratic Party:
메르세데스 슬랙, former White House strategic communications director and CPAC Senior Fellow
I’ve been involved in Hispanic outreach for many years, and I am finally seeing a turn. I’m finally watching how these Hispanic voters are moving away from the Democrats saying, '잠깐만, this radicalized agenda of gender selected, 비판적 인종 이론, more taxes, this doesn’t fit where my family is,’ and they have finally made this decision to toss the Democratic Party, and we have a huge opportunity with Republicans and conservatives to win the Hispanic vote, but we’ve got to make that commitment. We’ve got to make sure that marriage happens between the Hispanics and the conservatives.
대표. Mayra Flores, R- 텍사스
민주당은 우리의 가치를 버렸다. 우리는 친신이다, 친생명, 친가족, 노력에 관한 모든 것. 그것은 우리의 DNA에 있습니다, 우리는 보수적이다, 그리고 그 가치는 공화당과 일치합니다. 과, 물론이야, the current administration is doing a horrible job. They’re hurting us tremendously economically and, 물론이야, the southern border is an issue that is also impacting us.
Congressional candidates Yesli Vega, R-Virginia
You have a Democratic Party that truly has never represented Hispanic communities’ values and our interests and the Hispanic community is not monolithic, there are so many issues that we’re passionate about, that we care [약]. 가장 중요한 것은, so many folks left their native countries, came to the United States seeking a better opportunity, and this country has given them that. And we see people now rising like never before, standing up to the radical left, fighting to take back this country, because we cannot afford to lose America. If America falls, the whole world falls. America is that beacon of hope for the world.
Congressional candidates Cassy Garcia, R- 텍사스
When I’m talking to voters, every single day, they ask me, ‘Cassy, what is Latinx, what are these pronouns,’ you know? 하루의 끝에서, we’re not talking about pronouns. We’re talking about securing the border, we’re talking about inflation, we’re talking about the economy, we’re talking about people that are struggling every single day, trying to make ends meet, trying to put food on their table. 과, so when they hear Jill Biden talking about, calling us ‘unique as a breakfast taco,’ or when she’s speaking at a Latinx inclusion conference, that does not identify with the people in South Texas.
그래서, 하루의 끝에서, the failed policies of this administration are hurting everyday Americans and that’s why, come this November, we are going to see more Hispanics vote Republican.
Congressional candidate Carmen Maria Montiel, R- 텍사스
Latinos have always been conservative in their hearts. I believe Democrats duped the Latinos into believing they were the party for us, but nowadays they have pushed so hard against family values, so hard into brainwashing our children, 그리고 정말, 알 잖아, damaging our pocketbook. 라틴계, we came here to have a better life, we came here for the American dream, and now Latinos, we’re seeing all that gone and now, finally… turn around and look at the Republican Party and recognize that actually, the Republican Party is the party of our values, which is faith, family and hard work ethics.
Abraham Enriquez, founder and president of Bienvenido
I think the Democratic Party and really progressive leaders, have this idea that Latinos, all we care about are open-border policies… immigration, 기후 변화, and gender-neutral pronouns. And that might work for coastal elites, out in maybe L.A. 그리고 뉴욕, but you get down to Middle America and average Latino voters, those aren’t the things that we’re talking about at the dinner table. If you look at every single poll… the issues that Latinos care about are the economy, making sure that there is opportunity, job opportunity, [object Window]. So now that we’re coming into a record-high inflation, we haven’t had this inflation since 1981. We have open borders, Latino neighborhoods across the country are really being affected by the high rate of crime, and the defund the police movement, it is no surprise that after all of that campaign which really hurts and negatively impacts Latino community, you’re having Latinos waking up and voting Republican.
Fox News 'Joseph A. 울프 손, Joshua Comins, Kyle Morris and Yael Halon contributed to this report.