In the last mid-term elections in 2018, Democrats crushed Republicans among black voters. They won 92% of the black vote, compared to just 6% for the GOP.
That same year, Democrats enjoyed a lopsided majority among Hispanic voters, 72% to 25%, according to exit polling data studied by Pew Research.
But things are changing fast this time around as black and Hispanic voters move hard to the GOP amid skyrocketing gas and food prices and soaring crime rates across the country.
“The issue of inflation – and the feeling that the White House hasn’t done enough to address it – is helping Republicans score significant inroads among Hispanic and Black voters, both demographic groups that Democrats have long relied on for support,” USA Today reports.
“Now, 40% of Hispanics and 21% of Blacks are backing the Republican candidate,” according to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll.
Those numbers are huge — black support up 15 points from 6% in the last midterms to 21%, and Hispanic support jumping the same 15 points to 40%.
Of course, the real numbers could change after the election; the poll is merely a projection of what voters say now. But even if the jump is half that projected — let’s say 7-, 8-point increases — it would still lead to a Republican tsunami on Election Day.
While Democrats are trying to frame the November 8 election around abortion, the poll found 37% chose the economy/inflation as the most important issue, with abortion second at less than half that number (18%).
The sudden movement among the two voting blocs comes as blacks and Hispanics have grown increasingly frustrated with soaring crime in U.S. cities. After decades of failure by Democrats — who have long run the biggest American cities — perhaps it’s time to give the other guys a try.
But there are a few other driving forces in the movement. The predominantly Christian black and Hispanic blocs are not supportive of the gay and transexual agenda being pushed by Democrats. And they’re not at all happy about the defund the police and no-bail practices spouted by liberals — mainly because in the cities, they’re the most affected by the policies.
Democrats already know they’re going to get crushed in the midterms and some are already prepping their talking points for November 9: The elections were stolen because Republicans suppressed voters of color.
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre last Tuesday said “voter suppression” and “high turnout” can take place at the same time when asked about election turnout in Georgia. President Joe Biden said the state’s voting laws amount to “Jim Crow 2.0” — but Georgia is seeing record early voting turnout.
“And speaking generally of course, more broadly, of course, high turnout and voter suppression can take place at the same time,” she said. “They don’t have to be, one doesn’t have to happen on its own. They could be happening at the same time.”
Jean-Pierre was asked if the White House is “observing instances of voter suppression in Georgia and other states that adopted some of these laws over the last two years.”
The answer was bizarre.
“Look, we have seen ourselves, I just laid out — we’ve seen ourselves, from what legislation, state legislation we have seen across the country that is suppressing the right to vote, and look, we believe that people should have the fundamental access to voting,” she said.
Politico, a liberal website founded by two reporters from The Washington Post, is pushing the talking points, too. The site said blacks just aren’t coming out to vote and lamenting that the voting bloc that put Biden into office is souring on the doddering POTUS.
“After Black voters played a pivotal role in electing President Joe Biden two years ago, the strategists said that some Black voters believe that not enough has changed since, especially when it comes to the economy, gun violence, voting rights and criminal justice reform,” Politico wrote.
Even if the USA Today poll is only half right, blacks and Hispanics will decide the election — and it won’t be pretty for Democrats.
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Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent for a national newspaper. He was also the a.m. editor of the Drudge Report for four years. Send tips to [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.