More Hispanic voters agree than disagree with Republican governors sending illegal migrants to liberal states and cities, according to a new poll.
To Democrats’ dismay, Hispanics are looking more and more like the rest of America politically.
A Politico/Morning Consult poll published Wednesday found Hispanics are about as likely as registered voters overall to support the recent headline-grabbing transports of illegal migrants from the southern border.
Hispanic voters were significantly less likely than all voters (35%) to oppose the stunts by Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas, Doug Ducey of Arizona and Ron DeSantis of Florida.
- Since April, the governors have sent more than 11,000 illegal migrants to “sanctuary” municipalities New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
- The Republican governors have said they want to draw attention to the Biden administration’s failure to secure the southern border, which has been overwhelmed by unprecedented illegal immigration.
- But liberal pundits and Democratic officials have condemned the voluntary relocations by bus and plane as “racist,” “human trafficking” and “literally kidnapping.”
The Democratic Party — which has long counted on overwhelming support from Hispanics — has lately appeared to be losing its grip on the fastest-growing U.S. minority group.
- A New York Times/Sienna College published Sunday saw the Democrats up just 24 points among Hispanic voters ahead of the November midterm elections.
- In a June special election, the GOP flipped a majority-Hispanic a congressional district in South Texas, prompting some Democratic elected officials and strategists to sound the alarm.
- Hispanics voted Democrat by 26 points in 2020, 40 points in 2018 and 42 points in 2016.