April 5, 2019

The Democrats have a lot to worry about these days: they now have 18 candidates duking it out for the Presidential nomination, not one of whom would a sane person trust to run a coffee shop (except the one whose experience actually involves running coffee shops.) The most prominent media face of their Party is an ex-bartender who’s quickly developing a reputation as the socialist Gracie Allen (a reference I guarantee she’ll have to look up on Wikipedia.)  And the “Russian collusion” narrative they staked their hopes on collapsed, leaving them desperately rooting through Trump’s tax records, garbage bags and septic tank, looking for anything at all to justify the impeachment attempt they announced the minute they realized they’d lost. 


With all that to worry their fevered minds, this news might just finish them off: Trump’s approval rating among Hispanic voters has risen to 50 percent.  If Democrats can’t count on two-thirds of the Hispanic vote, they can likely kiss Florida and Arizona goodbye in 2020, and maybe a few other states such as Colorado, as well.


The new survey by McLaughlin & Associates found that Trump not only has a 50 percent approval rating among Hispanics, but that was three points higher than among voters in general.  Some Democrats have tried to dismiss it as a Republican-friendly polling company, but in February, a Morning Consult/Politico poll put Trump’s Hispanic approval at 45 percent, and in January, a Marist/NPR/PBS survey (hardly friendly to Republicans!) also had it at 50 percent.   


Talk about shattering the narrative with a sledge hammer!  Liberals must be stunned: how can so many Hispanics approve of Trump when he called all Mexican immigrants violent criminals and rapists?  (Actually, he never said that: he was talking about MS-13 gang members who are here illegally, but they’re still trying to keep the liberal narrative duct-taped together.) 


Paul Mirengoff at the Powerline blog has some good comments explaining Trump’s rising Hispanic approval numbers, particularly from Steve Cortes, who led Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council in 2016.


Cortes cites three factors, one of which might shock the left.  The obvious are the economy (Trump has presided over record-low Hispanic unemployment and rising wages) and social issues (many Hispanics are devout Catholics, traditional family-oriented and pro-life.)  The one that might shock Democrats is the large number of Hispanic Americans who approve of Trump’s tough stand on illegal immigration and border security.


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This really shouldn’t come as a shock.  I’ve been reporting for years that many Hispanic Americas have told me they find it offensive that liberals think they approve of illegal immigration just because they’re Hispanic.  These legal immigrants are some of our most patriotic US citizens.  They tell me of how they waited in line, followed the rules, respected America’s laws, studied the books, paid the fees, passed the tests and proudly took the oath of citizenship.  They greatly resent that people think they can sneak across the border and demand the same rights they worked so hard for. 


Cortes also points out that Hispanic Americans are some of the worst victims of the negative impacts of illegal immigration.  Illegal immigrants blend into largely Hispanic neighborhoods, especially along the border, and compete with Hispanic citizens for jobs at unfair lower wages.  The gangs target their kids with drugs and threaten their families.  Their violent, lawless behavior makes their neighborhoods unsafe and gives their communities a bad reputation.  So why wouldn’t they support Trump’s efforts to protect them from all that? 


Hispanic Americans think of themselves as independent, diverse, hard-working, law-abiding Americans, because that’s what they are. The left sees nothing but their ethnicity and are shocked that they might not vote based solely on that.  Sorry to break this to them, but that sounds awfully racist to me. 


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  • Ruben Simon

    04/08/2019 04:53 PM

    I've read that dems are ratcheting up efforts to gain votes in Florida (and elsewhere) and turn the state "blue". Is anyone watching for this and doing anything to prevent it? We know dead people will turn out to vote for dems. There are other sources (illegals, criminals, etc.) for illegal votes to be created. It would be good if we got ahead of them and eliminated this possibility before the 2020 election, for, by experience, we know many republicans on the west coast, seeing all the illegal votes being counted, won't bother to vote at all.

  • Steve Hillenberg

    04/08/2019 10:54 AM

    If you think President Trump is remotely concerned with poll numbers, ask him to work this issue. It is past time to stop prostituting the USA.

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    04/08/2019 10:38 AM

    The Dems have pigeonholed people of color for decades. But because they were successful in driving the narrative that Conservatives are rich racists, African-Americans and Hispanics remained on the Dems' rolls, hoping and praying things would get better. But Trump changed all that. His efforts to establish equality and fairness for all people, harnessed with jobs and new prosperity, have resulted in a much-improved standard of living for long-neglected communities. He has accomplished in 2 years what the Dems have been promising minority voters for 60.

  • Anne Turner

    04/07/2019 06:50 PM

    On e thing ?I have been meaning to say is that .i feel guilty about not contributing sone money to you site. My fear is that I will get constant emails and robocalls. I would like to be assured that is not true.

    I think you just insulted .Gracie Allen, LOL. I really do think that had I struggled to come to this country, having to get a visa, working to get a green card, studying the local language and for the citizenship test, passing the test and taking the oath, I would be justifiably angry and hurt if my new country said, oh that’s nice, but your fellow countrymen can just come in at a whim and reap all the benefits of living in this country without going to all all that trouble. The folks I have known who have worked to get their citizenship are, justifiably, proud of having done that. At one time I lived within a mile of a town in California, populated primarily by artichoke farmers, most of whom were of Hispanic background. The had a Spanish speaking store and celebrated some cultural activities. They spoke Spanish in there homes. Their children were biligual. This was a middle class town with nice homes, nice people, and legal immigrants. Great little town, which only goes to show, in this country you can come in legally, become wholly Smerican , and still retain some of your cultural identity, while enjoying s nice life. No living in the shadows, these people.

  • Delbert Irons

    04/07/2019 05:14 PM

    I am a retired US Navy Vet who will fight to the death for this great country to stay a Republic. Those people that want Socialism or (Democratic ) Socialism need to go live somewhere else . That is the a very high level of stupidity. As far as AOC goes she is only a mouth piece of some others that don`t mind her stupidity. I know President Trump makes mistakes But he is the best We have EVER had.. May God Bless him Pence and You !

  • Betty Franklin

    04/05/2019 07:33 PM

    "...the socialist Gracie Allen." Funniest description ever!!

  • Sarah Menne

    04/05/2019 04:14 PM

    The new poll info is fabulous and not surprising. President Trump is improving conditions for everyone in the USA whether Democrats want to admit it or not. They just keep digging their own hole deeper and deeper by their foolish actions, lack of common sense, hypocrisy, and complete inability to listen to the heart of America. Heads up that when on this webpage, whenever I click on "News" in the top bar, it takes me to Sept 2016 news! ??

  • Denise Jackson

    04/05/2019 03:27 PM

    Agree with Cortes comments. Lived in CA for 40 years. There is a big difference between legal and illegal immigrants. Democrats spend too much time listening to their own propaganda. My main concern is I feel CA elections are corrupt. The Democratic bosses control the outcome of the elections not the voters.