Saturday, April 20, 2024

Pew Study Finds Latinos Overwhelmingly Supported Democrats During Midterm Elections

Early Voting Starts In Florida

The Pew Research Center recently analyzed a series of exit polls that found that Latino voters favored and supported Democratic candidates during this year’s Midterm Elections.  Even in Republican stronghold states such as Texas and Georgia, Latino voters “generally” supported members of the Democratic Party.

Upon further examination of the exit polls, Pew found that 66 percent of Latinas reported voting for a Democrat, while 57 percent of Latino men reported doing the same. Latino millennials overwhelmingly supported Democratic candidates during this election cycle, and an estimated 64 percent voted for a Democrat.

Another key takeaway from Pew’s analysis is that Latino voter priorities tend to mirror the priorities of the rest of the U.S. electorate. The economy was by and large a top concern for Latino voters, followed by access to health care and immigration.

According to the authors of the Pew report, Jens Manuel Krogstad and Mark Hugo Lopez, “The national exit poll also asked voters whether most illegal immigrants working in the U.S. should be offered legal status or be deported. Three – in – four [74 percent] Latino voters supported offering legal status.” This is a particularly telling figure that will likely inform lawmakers as the debate over immigration reform will carry over into the new Congress that will convene in 2015.

The Latin Post