Monday, November 2, 2020

Latinos, African-Americans Break for Pres Trump; What Liberals Don’t Understand About Pro-Trump Latinos, and other Trump/Hispanic News

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Latinos, African-Americans Break for Trump:
Polling this past weekend by the Trafalgar Group — the only polling firm that predicted Trump’s 2016 victory — shows big gains by the president among African-American and Latino voters, cutting deeply into the Democratic base.
In four polls that interviewed 1,000 likely voters each, sponsored by political commentator John Jordan, the president is getting 20-25 percent of the vote among black people and 25-40 percent of Hispanics in key states like Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan (each of which he is carrying by 3 points). Trump only got 6 percent of the black vote and 28 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2016.
During the second debate, I tuned out a little when moderator Kristen Welker asked a series of questions about race relations, police and protests. I figured that the last third of the match would feature boilerplate attacks by Biden and well-worn replies by Trump.
But was I wrong.
That last half-hour turned out to be the most important of the contest. --->READ MORE HERE
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What Liberals Don’t Understand About Pro-Trump Latinos:
Abraham Enriquez speaks with the clarity of a levelheaded TV anchor. The 25-year-old Latino from Lubbock, Texas, was the first in his family to be born in the United States, after his grandparents immigrated from Mexico in the 1980s and brought his then-2-year-old mother with them. He visits his family across the border at least once a year for service trips with his grandparents’ church. When we talked recently about the state of American politics, I recognized the air of authority I had heard in clips of his eponymous web show and his public speeches rallying Latinos in Texas to vote—for Donald Trump.
Enriquez is one of millions of Latinos who will (or already have) cast a ballot for Trump this year. Nearly a third of Latinos routinely vote for Republicans in American elections, and the Trump campaign’s appeals to them show an understanding of their unique worldview, one rooted in deeply held beliefs about individualism, economic opportunity, and traditional social values. Across nationality, class, immigrant experience, and age, Trump-voting Latinos have one thing in common: a different vision from other Latinos of what it means to be American—and they believe their liberal counterparts and the broader public just don’t understand that.
“It all boils down to understanding that you are in charge of your own kind of predicament,” Enriquez told me. “America, we’re really at the crossroads of either self-governance or being dependent on the government—and Hispanics know very well which decision they need to be making.”
Liberals may accuse these Latinos of voting against their own interests, given Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic, attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and restrictions on immigration—all issues that affect millions of Latino lives. But many pro-Trump Latinos told me they simply define their interests differently than their more progressive cousins do. They don’t necessarily feel solidarity with Latinos as a whole, and many identify themselves as American first. (Some reject “Latino” or “Latinx” labels as well.) Many are lifelong Republicans not eager to abandon their party, and Trump’s economy-first message and opposition to abortion rights resonate with them. Democrats shouldn’t be surprised if Trump matches or improves on his 2016 showing among Latinos on November 3, or if their votes help him hold battleground states such as Arizona and Florida. Republican Latinos have always existed, and the Trump campaign has dedicated significant resources to winning over more of the Hispanic community this election cycle. --->READ MORE HERE
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