Former President Donald Trump is making a thunderous comeback, gaining ground among Hispanic voters, according to a recent Univision poll. This revelation sends shockwaves through the political landscape, underscoring Trump’s enduring appeal and his potential to disrupt the 2024 election cycle. The poll, claimed to be the largest Hispanic bipartisan primary public polling of the 2024 election cycle so far, shows that Trump maintains a robust lead among Hispanic Republicans. A staggering 50% responded they would vote for him in the GOP primary, leaving Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis trailing in second place with just 12%.
Despite facing four federal indictments, Trump’s popularity among Hispanic voters stands at a solid 36%, a four-point increase from when he left office in January 2021. This spectacular surge in support signifies a significant shift in the political alignment of Hispanic voters, traditionally considered a stronghold of the Democratic Party.
However, the broader Hispanic voter base hasn’t shifted towards the right entirely. If a presidential election were held today between incumbent President Biden and Trump, 58% of Hispanics would still vote for Biden, while 31% would support Trump.
Hispanic voters’ primary concerns revolve around the economy, with more than 50% believing Democrats can better address these issues. Worries about day-to-day expenses such as healthcare costs and housing prices are at the forefront, at 27% and 25%, respectively.
Interestingly, border security remains a complex issue for Hispanic voters, but Republicans have a slight edge here. The poll reveals that 41% of voters trust Republicans to get the migrant crisis under control, compared to 40% who trust Democrats.
This latest Univision poll paints a picture of a deeply divided Hispanic electorate, caught between economic anxieties and concerns over immigration and border security. It highlights Trump’s continued relevance in the political arena and his potential to shape the 2024 election cycle.
As the race for 2024 heats up, one thing is clear: Trump’s political fortune is far from over. His increasing popularity among Hispanic voters could potentially upset the established political order and redefine the future of American politics. The Don might just be headed right back to the White House!