MSNBC national political correspondent Steve Kornacki warned Democrats who are Hispanic continue their mass exodus from their party ahead of the crucial midterm elections.
“One of the most important stories to emerge from the 2020 election was the shift we saw in the Hispanic vote,” Kornacki said in a segment Monday.
“You know what? The trend seems to continue in 2022. What you see here is the average of all the polls we’ve conducted over the past three months that look at Hispanic voting. ‘ Kornacki said.
According to the MSNBC report, support for Democrats among Hispanics has fallen to just 48%, while support for Republicans has jumped to 35%, a net margin of 13%.
Kornacki showed that Democrats had a large Hispanic support margin of 38% in the 2016 election, which dropped to 21% four years later in that presidential election.
“What’s going on here?” asked Kornacki.
him then interviewed Ruy Teixeira, a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, who previously said Hispanics could consolidate Democrat power but recently documented why that support is crumbling.
“Something is happening that is driving them away from the Democrats,” Teixeira said.
He went on to explain that Democrats erroneously assume that concerns about racism and discrimination are what move Hispanics primarily.
“Hispanic voters are regular voters. They are voters concerned about upward mobility, about jobs, about health care, about their communities, about their children, about effective schools, about public safety. These are voters who thought the Democrats could count on them doing a good job on that front,” Teixeira continued.
“And all of that, I think, got lost in the transition from 2016 to 2020,” he concluded, “and where we see the Democrats going today, where they’ve become far, far more socially liberal on a whole range of issues that are in not a good fit with middle Hispanic voters, particularly the middle working class.”
A previous MSNBC report said Hispanics are turning their backs on Democrats because of “paranoia” against communism and socialism in public schools and the “really, really, really toxic culture wars.”
Here is the video of Kornacki’s Hispanic segment:
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