Corey Lee Wilson
Minorities Are Finding a New Home With the Republican Party
Many polls consistently show Hispanics are moving away from the Democratic Party.
A Wall Street Journal poll from December found that Hispanic voters were equally divided over who they would vote for in the next election. The momentum certainly seems to be with the GOP: A record 103 Republican Hispanic candidates are seeking congressional seats this year. It’s an early sign that our efforts to take our message to new voters and investment in Hispanic community centers in states like Texas, Wisconsin and Florida are making an impact.
The GOP has been making inroads into the Asian American community for years.
Under the Trump administration, Republicans saw a 7 percent gain with Asian Americans from 2016 to 2020. The shift was even greater among Vietnamese Americans, who experienced a 14 percent shift toward Republican candidates. And if that news wasn’t bad enough for Democrats, 43 percent of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community see race relations “getting worse” under Joe Biden.
A similar pattern is playing out among Black voters, who have been particularly hard hit by Democrats’ destructive agenda.
Democratic support for the defund-the-police movement has led to a surge in violent crime that’s disproportionately impacting Black Americans. Inflation is hitting Black Americans—especially women—hardest, with 44 percent saying rising prices pose a serious financial hardship. That’s why Black support for Democrats is quickly eroding: Backing for Democratic Congressional candidates fell from 56 percent in November to only 35 percent in March.
Meanwhile, the RNC is building relationships with Asian Americans by opening Asian Pacific American community centers in California, Georgia, Texas and a brand new one in Nevada, with more to come. These grassroots, local offices are part of how we’re building relationships with Asian Americans and taking our message of law and order, educational opportunity, and economic growth to new voters.
Asian Americans aren’t the only community where the RNC is making inroads.
While Democrats push socialism, radical abortion policies and refer to them as “Latinx,” Hispanic Americans are concerned about preserving freedoms, raising strong families and putting food on the table. It’s no wonder a recent Quinnipiac poll found that Biden’s approval rating with Hispanic voters was lower than any other racial or ethnic group: just 12 percent say they “approve strongly” of his time in office.
This section is courtesy of the Ronna McDaniel The Hill April 2022 update “Minorities Are Finding a New Political Home With the Republican Party”.