A nationwide study conducted by the Equis Group revealed that roughly 40% of Hispanic voters are concerned that democrats are embracing socialist policies.
This is highly worrying for democrats among the key voting demographic, moving toward republicans during the Trump era. Roughly 1 in 8 US voters is Hispanic.
They increased by a whole percentage point of the electorate from the 2016 to 2020 elections. This study also reveals that 59% of 4th generation Latino voters expressed concern about socialism, compared to just 45% of recent immigrants.
This seems to suggest that Hispanic voters tend to see socialism as a more significant concern with each subsequent generation. Extrapolating this data could lead to more Hispanic voters being concerned about socialism. As more ages come, they will probably feel more concerned about socialism.
Newer generations will also be exposed to better political education, and therefore they could develop even more complex views about socialism. This data shows a clear pattern which we can expect to be continued.
The Hispanic Support for Biden
Hispanic voters supported Biden in the 2020 elections by a 63 to 37 percent margin over President Trump.
This percentage margin also shows an 8% decrease from Hispanic voters who supported Hillary Clinton. It may seem counterintuitive for Hispanic voters to support republicans and specifically Trump because of his xenophobic remarks.
Trump had also previously made the somewhat controversial decision to divert funding towards building a wall on the US-Mexico border. This is even more confusing because 61% of Mexican people are Hispanic. But this could make sense if you consider that Hispanics are just like any ordinary people who have political views that different media can influence.
Due to the rather inadequate performance of Biden this year, almost everyone has gravitated more towards the republicans. It makes sense that this political ideology could make its way to all different ethnicities in the US.
This also holds because about 45% of recent immigrants have concerned about socialism. Recent immigrants have less time to adapt to the political landscape of the US, so the percentage is a little lower than the fourth generation of Hispanics who have been in the US for their whole lives.
This data still shows the same trend overall (That more and more people are gravitating towards and offering support to republicans).
Almost everyone in America has been moving away from Democrats since this year. But the minority voters can also explain, among the reasons stated above.
Other political factors could reveal why minority voters are moving away from democrats. The political factor deciding this could be Trump’s popularity amongst minority voters. There is concern among immigrants who escaped socialist-run countries in Latin America.
Republicans, specifically Trump, had a significant stronghold in America’s Hispanic and minority communities.
In Florida, for example, Trump received well over half of the word among Cuban Americans in the state. He increased his total vote by nearly 200 thousand in a heavily Hispanic Miami county, a traditional Democratic stronghold.
Sen. Merk Rubio has argued for Hispanic voters’ support of republicans’ principles, saying, “just make sense for working families.”
“Safer communities, more involvement from parents in their kids’ education, bringing good jobs back to America, defending people of faith- These are the things that matter to normal people,” He clarified.
Almost all of America supports republicans and Trump specifically, but what makes people support Trump? Let’s find out.
Trump’s Political Ideology
Trump has been majorly criticized by the people of the US and other well-known Democrats and politicians. His political ideologies have been classified and criticized as populist, isolationist, and nationalist.
Trump entered the political race in 2016 as a republican and was elected in an upset victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. His election sparked many protests as many people were hurt and offended by his political ideologies.
On November 25, 2021, Donald Trump also sent a message through his website.
This is what the message reads, “An exciting time in our country, but do not worry, we will be great again, and we will all do it together. America will never fail, and we will never allow it to go in the wrong direction. Two many generations of greatness are counting on us. Enjoy your Thanksgiving knowing that a wonderful future lies ahead!”
This message hints at him returning to the political landscape in this line specifically, “An exciting time in our country, but do not worry, we will be great again, and we will all do it together.”
President Donald Trump recently spoke to thousands of churchgoers at the First Baptist Dallas Church on December 20. In his speech, Donald Trump wished the crowd a “Very, very Merry Christmas.”
He then went on to promise to make America great again. In one particularly viral clip, Trump said, “there’s a lot of clouds, a lot of dark clouds hanging over our country right now, but we will come back bigger and stronger and better than ever before.” Trump then went on to praise America’s significant accomplishments.
He also said that “none of them could have ever happened without Jesus Christ” and that “he is the ultimate source of our strengths and our hope.”
“It will be more incredible in years to come; We will do what has to be done to make America great again… We will never forget that message,” Trump said.
Trump then remarked that he vowed to restore America’s greatness by helping to put “America first.” Trump might have also hinted at a political comeback in 2024 by saying, “it’s America first, and make America great again, and we will do it!”