Republicans Make Major Gains With Blacks, Hispanics As Dems Fear 'Paradigm' Shift in Electorate

Republicans Make Major Gains With Blacks, Hispanics As Dems Fear 'Paradigm' Shift in Electorate

Without question, the Democratic Party has sprinted to the far left of the political spectrum over the past several years, and now it is paying a huge price among some of its most loyal voting blocs.

According to new polling data from The Wall Street Journal, the GOP has made substantial inroads with Blacks and Hispanics since the 2018 and 2020 elections, and now threatens to substantially cut into Democratic gains.

Citing the results, Fox News notes:

GOP candidates found just 8% support from Black voters in the 2018 midterm elections, and former President Donald Trump got the same 8% level of support in 2020. Among Latinos, Democrats enjoyed a 31% lead in support over Republicans in 2018 and a 28% lead in 2020. Today, however, 17% of Black voters say they support Republicans, and Democrats lead among Latinos has shrunk to just 5 points, according to WSJ.

“I think that this could be a paradigm-shift election, where Republicans are not only making inroads with the Latino vote, but they’re now making inroads with the African-American vote,” John Anzalone, who was President Biden’s top pollster in 2020, told the outlet.

The additional support from minority groups is another reason why political analysts believe the GOP will retake the House and quite possibly the Senate on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Democrats’ national campaign messaging has focused primarily on abortion ‘rights’ and painting Republicans as ‘extremists’ — even while pushing transgenderism in public school curriculum, destroying all-female athletics, and insisting that children should be able to attend drag shows.

“The one thing you always have to remember is majorities are not given — they’re earned,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told Fox News Digital last week. “We never take anything for granted, but I feel good because of the quality of the candidates we have running from Rhode Island to New Hampshire to Connecticut to Oregon to Washington to Arizona to California.”

“There is no place we can’t compete and that’s what is exciting,” he added.

The two top issues for voters that Democrats appear to have largely ignored are inflation and the economy. Also, there are major concerns about the chaotic southwestern border and the ongoing supply chain issues, along with high gas prices.

In a Sunday interview, meanwhile, strategist Hilary Rosen said that because members of her party failed to “listen to voters,” they will see disastrous midterm election results.

Rosen made her prediction during a panel discussion hosted by CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” in which she said Democrats were going to have “a bad night” on Tuesday after failing to craft midterm election messages based on voters’ actual concerns.

Rosen started off by explaining that while she considered herself to be a “loyal Democrat,” she was not at all enthused about the way the party’s leadership chose the campaign messaging in the months leading up to Tuesday’s elections.

“I’m a loyal Democrat, but I am not happy. I just think that we are — we did not listen to voters in this election and I think we are going to have a bad night,” Rosen said, adding there was no time left to adjust messaging before Tuesday before warning Democrats to learn from the results she expects to see.

“You know, this conversation’s not going to have much impact on Tuesday, but I hope it has an impact going forward,” Rosen continued. “Because when voters tell you over and over and over again that they care mostly about the economy, listen to them! Stop talking about democracy being at stake! Democracy is at stake because people are fighting so much about what elections mean. I mean, voters have told us what they wanted to hear, and I don’t think Democrats have delivered this cycle.”

CNN’s Bakari Sellers, meanwhile, went on to say that while the national messaging may have been off, some individual Democrats are running good campaigns, including Sen. Mark Kelly in Arizona.

“Mark Kelly is popular,” Rosen agreed, adding: “But [Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate] Kari Lake is more popular. And the combination of Kari Lake’s popularity and Joe Biden’s unpopularity is going to hurt Mark Kelly. And so I think we’re going to — we’re in trouble because of the top of the ticket.”


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