Hispanics Make a 21% Shift to Republicans, Walk Away From Pro-Abortion Democrats

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 3, 2022   |   12:49PM   |   Washington, DC

Hispanic voters are walking away from the Democratic Party in increasing numbers as Democrat politicians adopt a radical pro-abortion position.

The Post Millennial reports a new poll from NBC/Telemundo found a 50-percent drop in support for Democrat candidates among Hispanic voters compared to 10 years ago.

A majority of Hispanic voters still favor Democrat candidates (54 percent) to Republicans (33 percent), but the gap is 21 points smaller — half the size it was in 2012, according to the report.

“Being down by 20 points is a lot better [for Republicans] than being down by 40 points,” said Aileen Cardona-Arroyo, a Democrat pollster, according to the Daily Wire.

In the new poll, Hispanics also said they “prefer Republicans over Democrats on the economy (38% say the GOP better handles the issue, versus 34% who say Democrats do), on border security (36%-33%) and on crime (36%-28%),” NBC News reported.

On President Joe Biden’s performance, 51 percent said they approve, while 45 percent disapprove, according to the poll.

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Other recent polls have found similar results. An example of the impact, The Post Millennial pointed to a recent surprise victory in the 34th Congressional District of Texas where “Republican Mayra Flores defeated Democratic challenger Dan Sanchez in a special election … flipping an 84 percent Hispanic seat that Biden won by 13 points in 2020.”

Economic troubles appear to be the biggest reasons why Hispanic voters are shifting to the right, but polls suggest the Democrat Party’s position calling for legalized abortions through all nine months, funded by taxpayers, also is turning away voters.

A May poll from Trafalgar found 64 percent of Hispanic Americans believe most or all abortions should be illegal, compared to 58 percent of the general population. In 2021, another poll from the University of Houston/Texas Southern University found 58 percent of Hispanic/Latino Texans support heartbeat laws that protect unborn babies by banning abortions once their heartbeat is detectable.

These polls are bad news for Democrat leaders who are trying to make abortion the main focus of the November midterm elections.

Politico reports many Democrats are “staking” their U.S. House majority on the issue while spending unprecedented amounts of money on pro-abortion ads that attack their pro-life opponents.

“We feel very confident in the strategic messaging decisions that we’re making to win races,” Abby Curran Horrell, the executive director of House Majority PAC, which backs Democrat candidates, told the news outlet.

But privately, some Democrat candidates are not so sure.

“I’ve cautioned my team about not going all in on it, like we don’t talk about anything else,” one told Politico on condition of anonymity. The Democrat lawmaker said the hyper focus on abortion could make voters think Democrats don’t care about how families are suffering economically. “‘Oh who cares that prices are high?’”

If Democrats win a few more seats in Congress, they want to pass a radical pro-abortion bill that would nullify state pro-life laws, legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth and force taxpayers to pay for them. American Catholic leaders warned that the bill also could cause pro-life doctors and nurses to lose their jobs and Catholic hospitals their public funding unless they agree to abort unborn babies.

Whoever wins the majority will determine the types of abortion legislation that Congress may pass in the near future, such as a national ban on abortions after 15 weeks on the pro-life side or taxpayer-funded abortions through all nine months of pregnancy on the pro-abortion side.

Polls consistently show a strong majority of Americans, including many Democrat voters, support protections for unborn babies from abortion – especially after the first trimester. Most Americans also believe parents should be involved when their underage daughter wants an abortion, and they oppose their tax dollars being used for elective abortions.