The beauty of Donald Trump’s MAGA movement was its ability to attract America’s working class to the Republican Party like never before.
Republicans were typically associated with upper-class America; leaders of corporations, mega-business owners, and the ultra-wealthy all tended to vote GOP. However, thanks to his America First policies, Donald Trump triggered a massive demographic shift.
The Democrat Party’s massive leftward shift toward global communism spurred many domestic issues to arise, most notable the failing U.S. economy. Difficult economic times are reason alone for working-class and minority voters to consider voting Republican, and, according to recent polling, that seems to be the case.
Liberalism is largely associated with upper-crust, college-educated whites who seemingly only concern themselves with inflated social issues and hating Donald Trump.
The Democratic Party’s favorability in congressional elections leads among white, college-educated voters by 20%, but the parties are nearly tied among Hispanic voters, according to a New York Times / Siena College poll.
Democrats have maintained their standing with black voters, although Donald Trump did earn a record number of black voters during both presidential elections.
According to the poll, 42% of Hispanic respondents said that either the economy or inflation was their biggest concern heading into the midterm elections, compared to 32% of white voters with college degrees.
The poll results come as Republicans are within striking distance of winning the House majority for the first time in four years. Republicans need to net five seats in the 435-member chamber to end the House Democrats’ reign. And in the 50-50 Senate, where Vice President Kamala Harris casts tiebreaking votes in Democrats’ favor, the shifts between parties among key voting blocs could give Republicans an edge as they aim for a majority in November.
The same poll also found that President Joe Biden’s popularity has tanked among Hispanics, with about 60% strongly or somewhat disapproving of his performance. It surveyed 849 likely voters between July 2 and July 7 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 points.
Congressional Republicans have been recruiting more female and minority candidates this election cycle, and 29 of the 75 House districts the party is targeting have a Hispanic population of 15% or more.
The GOP recently saw success in one of these endeavors when Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) won a special election and managed to flip a South Texas district that was controlled by Democrats for a century.
Author: Vasily Ivanov