President Trump was able to make significant gains among Hispanics in 2020 because of his ‘tough on crime’ policies and because of the Democratic Party’s turn towards ‘Democratic’ Socialism.
Since 2020, Republicans have continued to make gains among Hispanics who are now an almost evenly split demographic between Republicans and Democrats.
A poll released by the National Republican Congressional Committee two weeks ago found that Democrats advantage among hispanics has shrunk to only 7 percent, with 44 percent of Hispanics supporting Democrats and 37 percent supporting Republicans.
Now, Republicans have seen those gains materialize at the polls where the GOP saw a massive Hispanic turnout in the Republican primaries in Texas. Not only did Republicans see a strong primary turnout, but they have as many as eight Latinos running for Congress, including six women.
“Republicans have long argued that Donald Trump’s gains in majority-Hispanic South Texas were not a one-time deal and, instead, the beginning of a larger trend.
The primary results on Tuesday night proved they’re right.
The GOP saw continued strong turnout in the state’s southernmost border counties in the latest display that Trump’s gains among Hispanic voters were no anomaly. But that was only part of the story. When the dust clears after the May 24 runoffs, as many as eight Latinos — including six women — could ultimately be Republican nominees for congressional seats across Texas. In the Rio Grande Valley alone, at least two Latinas will carry the GOP nod.
With the GOP continuing to pump money into South Texas and more Hispanic Republicans, particularly women, running for office, there are signs the traditional balance of power in the longtime Democratic stronghold is beginning to shift.
“We want to show Hispanics that this is what the Republican Party looks like. It looks just like them,” said Mayra Flores, who won the GOP nomination for her South Texas-based congressional seat.”