CV NEWS FEED // Support for President Biden has waned significantly among Hispanic voters in the last three years, as Latinos become dissatisfied with the economy and migrate towards the Republican party.
According to national polls from the New York Times and Siena College, a Catholic school and research institute in New York, only about 40 to 50 percent of Hispanic voters currently back Biden, down from 65 percent in the 2020 election. Along with other racial minorities in the U.S., Hispanics are increasingly backing Trump and other Republican candidates.
An additional poll from the Libre Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering and studying American Hispanics, found that 84% of Latino households were negatively impacted by inflation, and 42% said it will only get worse in the next year.
Libre Initiative President Daniel Garza said that Biden’s economic growth plan, termed “Bidenomics,” has been “paralyzing” Latino families. In addition, Garza pointed out that radical leftist social agendas tend to alienate Hispanic voters.
“Family is very important [for Latinos],” he told FOX News. “When they walk into the voting booth, they ask themselves one fundamental question: if I vote for this person… will my life and my family be better off?”
“With all these cultural issues, nobody should be surprised that Latinos are running away from this kind of unfettered radical extremism that you’re seeing from progressives and the indoctrination that’s happening in schools,” Garza continued. “Seventy-one percent of Latino Americans feel that we’re on the wrong track here.”
Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of Job Creators Network, agreed that Bidenomics is primarily responsible for the sudden shift in Hispanics’ political affiliation. Though Bidenomics claims to help America’s economy, Ortiz said in a FOX News article that Latinos are the most negatively impacted by Biden’s economic policies because they tend to belong to low-income households.
“Consider how Bidenomics disproportionately hurts Hispanics,” Ortiz said. “Who feels greater pain from $5 a gallon gas: Hispanic transportation workers or the work-from-home laptop class? And who is impacted more by Democrats’ opposition to school choice: the Hispanic family who has to live wherever they can find an affordable apartment or the suburbanites who can choose their zip code based on its schools? No wonder Hispanics are migrating to the Republican Party.”
Ortiz, who has studied Hispanic voting trends for years, said that both Latinos and Republicans tend to value entrepreneurship, and pointed out that Hispanic entrepreneurship has helped close the racial wealth gap between whites and Hispanics over the years.
“Expanding entrepreneurship through pro-small business public policy can help Hispanics overcome racial and economic divides through their own hard work even faster,” he said. “Republican pro-growth policies, such as sound money, tax cuts, cheap energy, and deregulation, make it easier for Hispanics to start and grow their businesses.”