March 15, 2022

Hispanic Voters Favor Republican Candidates

That’s quite a giant leap from where they polled less than six months ago. Why?

Back in December, our Douglas Andrews talked about Hispanic voters being split equally between Democrats and Republicans based on a Wall Street Journal poll. There’s been some movement. The most recent poll, the Journal reported on Friday, states that “by 9 percentage points, Hispanic voters … said they would back a Republican candidate for Congress over a Democrat.”

Stunning. That’s quite a giant leap from where they polled less than six months ago. Why the big shift? There are several reasons.

In his piece, Andrews outlines how, in general, Hispanic culture values family, ingenuity, hard work, and social conservatism. He points out that these values are more consistent with the Republican Party lines. The Democrat Party is being steered by the most radical of social activists. Unpopular reforms such as “defund the police,” “Latinx,” and the LGBTQ+ agenda being pushed in schools are starting to act like political poison excising the Hispanic vote.

In a compelling interview between leftist Bill Maher and conservative Ben Shapiro, Maher in particular had some interesting takeaways concerning this shift. He describes why Democrats keep getting it wrong about the Hispanic vote. According to Maher, Hispanics assimilate quickly and are not keen on illegal immigration. They don’t want their jobs taken from them by someone who is willing to work for less. He believes that the influx at the border is a grave miscalculation on the Democrats’ part. “The Hispanic vote is starting to look a lot like what happened with the Italian vote,” he said. “If the Democrats lose that, they are in a lot of trouble. Because that’s a rising demographic as far as numbers.”

Shapiro, for his part, pointed out that “Hispanic” is an ethnicity, not a race. Hispanics from Cuba are going to vote differently than Hispanics from Mexico. This is an important distinction because voters fleeing authoritarian and/or communist regimes like Cuba are going to be more inclined to vote Republican. The Democrats, especially under Joe Biden, are careening toward the precipice of socialism and authoritarianism, and they know from experience how that story ends.

Hispanics, like all Americans, are concerned with voter integrity, especially where it concerns voter ID. A Rasmussen poll explained that “while some have claimed voter ID laws discriminate against racial minorities, majorities of every racial group — 76% of whites, 60% of black voters, and 78% of other minorities — agree that requiring photo ID to vote is a reasonable measure to protect the integrity of elections.” This finding is contrary to the insistence of the Democrats that voter ID is a racist concept.

Then there is the demonization that Hispanics are beginning to face. Like all races and ethnicities, Hispanics have their political extremists. Recently in the news is Cuban American Enrique Tarrio, former leader of the Proud Boys, who was charged with conspiracy associated with the January 6 riots. You also have George Zimmerman (who is of Peruvian descent), who shot Trayvon Martin and was dubbed a “white Hispanic” man to fit the narrative that Martin was killed by a white man with racist motives. Hispanics are increasingly being labeled as right-wing extremists or dubbed “white nationalists” regardless of truth.

It again goes back to the leftist idea that if a minority votes the “wrong way” (i.e. Republican), it’s because they are really “white” or otherwise racist.

Hispanics who are citizens are Americans. Like any patriotic American, they have a vested interest in seeing that this country doesn’t descend into chaos. Right now, the weak leadership and the radical woke ideology under the current presidential command is doing just that. If the Wall Street Journal poll is accurate, it’s another indication of just how out of touch and off the rails the current administration is.

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Please join us in prayer for our nation — that righteous leaders would rise and prevail and we would be united as Americans. Pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Please lift up your Patriot team and our mission to support and defend our Republic's Founding Principle of Liberty, that the fires of freedom would be ignited in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2024 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.