A majority of registered Latino voters believe that the Democratic Party cares more about them, according to a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, in which, however, both the president of the United States, Democrat Joe Biden, and the Republicans get off badly.
The research center recalls that two years ago in the 2020 presidential elections, in which he was defeated donald trump by Democrat Biden, Hispanics favored the then-Republican president more than in the 2016 elections.
However, a few weeks before the mid-term elections, which will renew a third of the Senate and the total number of members of the House of Representatives, the Pew survey leaves the Democratic Party better off.
63% of Latino adults interviewed consider that this party “really cares about Latinos”while 34% think the same of Republicans.
In addition, 60% believe that the Democratic Party represents the interests of Hispanics, a figure that also drops to 34% in the case of Republicans.
But while most Latinos have positive views of the Democratic Partya third of them do not believe at all that he cares about them or represents their interests.
Additionally, 77% of Latino registered voters are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country and 54% disapprove of the way Biden is doing his job as president.
Regarding the Republicans, 45% of Hispanics consider that this party “work hard to win the votes of Latinos”compared to 71% who think the same of the Democrats.
At the same time, fewer than half of Hispanics see much of a difference between the parties, despite living in a deeply polarized era amid growing partisan hostility.
Latinos are the second largest group of eligible voters in the country and are the fastest growing, Pew recalled.
By 2022, nearly 35 million Latinos will be able to vote, representing 14% of the nation’s eligible voters.
In addition, the survey found that for 80% of respondents the priority issue is the economy, followed by violent crime (71%), education (70%) and gun policy (66%).
The Pew highlights that abortion has gained interest among the community after the decision of the United States Supreme Court to end the federal guarantee of the right to legal abortion.
Most Hispanics (57%) believe that abortion should be legal in at least some cases, including 69% of Democrats.
By contrast, 39% of Hispanic Republicans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
At the end of June, the supreme courtwith a conservative majority, put an end to half a century of federal protection of the right to abortion, leaving in the hands of each state the possibility of limiting or prohibiting it.
On the other hand, in the Pew survey, the proportion of registered Democrat and Republican Latinos remained almost the same (64%-33%). The survey was conducted from August 1 to 14 among 3,029 Latino voters.