Americans of Hispanic descent have long been a sought after voting bloc in presidential politics. Although Democrats have been very accommodating inviting Hispanics to their liberal home, many Latinos are lovers of liberty that embrace values that are more consistent with conservatism and the Republican Party.
In recent history, this was evident during George W. Bush’s presidency as he earned a historic 40% of the Hispanic vote. So are Hispanics supporting President Donald J. Trump similarly or perhaps more than before? Yes, according to several polls cited in a new article by, Steve Cortes, a past member of the Trump campaign’s Hispanic Advisory Council.
Many Hispanic cultures put a high emphasis on hard work and entrepreneurship, so it’s logical for Hispanic American voters to favor a tax-cutting president.
According to the article in Wednesday’s Real Clear Politics, Hispanics Americans are polling between 45% and 50% in support of Donald Trump. This is based on polls from January through March of this year.
While the growth in support for Trump is impressive it’s not surprising. Many Hispanic cultures put a high emphasis on hard work and entrepreneurship, so it’s logical for Hispanic American voters to favor a tax-cutting president.
According to Cortes, “Hispanics neither desire nor expect a laundry list of deliverables from the government, but rather seek the conditions to advance and prosper independently. As the most statistically entrepreneurial demographic in America, Hispanics have thrived amid the Trump boom as regulatory and tax relief unleashes a small business surge. Every American benefit from this new dynamism, but Hispanics most of all. For example, the Hispanic jobless rate has now been below 5% for the last 11 months; prior to the Trump presidency, it had only been below 5% for one month ever (in 2006). In addition, jobs are paying more. Wage growth has finally ramped higher for all Americans, but especially for Hispanics, who now welcome wage growth far above workers on the whole. The American manufacturing renaissance drives much of this resurgence, as on-shoring, better trade deals, and rising optimism made 2018 the best year for factory jobs since the 1990s.”
Lastly, Latinos are largely conservative in matters of faith and religion as well. Creating gravitas toward the pro-life position on hot-button issues like abortion as well.
h/t: Real Clear Politics