Hispanic voters now prefer Republicans to control the House and Senate than Democrats, according to the findings of a poll released on Wednesday.
According to Quinnipiac University, which conducted the poll, the House GOP received 46% of Hispanic registered voters’ support, while Democrats received 42%. According to the Daily Caller News Foundation, Republicans have surpassed Democrats in overall support among Hispanic voters for the first time this election season, with a 4-point lead in the House and a 1-point lead in the Senate.
“Dems have spent decades taking the Hispanic vote for granted while pursuing failed policies on problems ranging from schooling to the economy, crime, and the borders,” stated Nicole Morales, a spokesperson for the GOP National Committee.
Other surveys, on the other hand, have also shown Democrats with huge leads, despite being sampled earlier. In Sept., Pew Research found Democrats to be 25 points ahead of Republicans, a gap that has been replicated in other major polls.
Hispanic support for the party has grown as a result of a persistent campaign for voter involvement in Hispanic areas. According to a list provided by the RNC to the DCNF, the GOP has constructed 21 Hispanic community centers all over the country, especially in big cities, with dedicated employees to bring out Hispanic and Latino voters since 2020.
The RNC has also launched the “Republican Civics Initiative,” which aims to assist Hispanic republicans who are permanent legal residents of the United States in passing the naturalization citizenship test and becoming American citizens, allowing them to vote. According to an RNC press release, the program’s first graduation ceremony took place in Sept. in El Doral, Florida.
Republicans have historically faced a deficit among Hispanics and Latinos, which peaked at 42 points in 2012, owing to the House GOP’s rejection to an immigration reform plan sponsored by then-President Barack Obama. Their current community gains, however, come as the Republicans has centered its emphasis on abortion and inflation, crime, and education – areas where it claims Hispanics are much more socially conservative than Democrats.
GOP Rep. Maya Flores, an immigrant from Mexico, won a special election in Texas’s 34th Congressional District, which is located in the South Texas border area. In the district, where Hispanics make up 84% of the population, Democrats have won every federal election in the last decade.
Furthermore, according to Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball, an election tracking group at the University of Virginia, the GOP has registered over 108,000 new voters in Florida since 2020, and now outnumbers Democrats in voter registration by 440,000 votes. This includes approximately 70,000 Miami-Dade County voters, which President Joe Biden won by eight points in the 2020 election.