Rep. Maya Flores from Texas
In 2012, 49% of self-described conservative Latinos said that they preferred Democrats controlling Congress.
A 2022 NBC News/Telemundo poll found that 73% of conservative Latinos now say that they prefer Republicans controlling Congress.
Moderate Latinos went from D+49 to D+32 while Liberal Latinos went from D+65 to D+80.
This was maybe the most fascinating finding from our recent NBC News/Telemundo poll:
Conservative Latinos went from D+9 in congressional preference in 2012 (per our merged polls), to R+56 now.
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) October 5, 2022
Of all the numbers from our recent NBC News/Telemundo poll of Latino voters, this set maybe stands out the most: Conservative Latinos have gone from Democratic-leaning voters in 2012 to Republican base voters now.
In the merged NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls of 2012, 49% of self-described conservative Latinos said they preferred Democratic control of Congress, versus 40% who wanted Republicans in charge — a 9-point edge for Democrats.
But in our Sept. 2022 NBC News/Telemundo poll, a whopping 73% of conservative Latinos say they prefer Republicans in control of Congress, versus 17% who prefer Democrats — a 56-point advantage for the GOP.
That’s a net 65-point swing in a decade, and it helps to explain how Republicans have cut into Democrats’ lead among Latino voters.
Donald Trump headlined the Hispanic Leadership Conference on Wednesday.
One supporter said she was glad to see Trump because “I believe in what he believes in values and family in leadership community and Latinos who work hard.”
The Hispanic Leadership Conference is being held at the InterContinental Miami Hotel.
“(I’m) glad to see him because I believe in what he believes in values and family in leadership community and Latinos who work hard,” supporter Marcela Reydoles said.
The gathering comes as Republicans hope to drive up engagement with Hispanic voters.
“We definitely are expecting him to address specifically the importance of Hispanic engagement not only in presidential campaigns, (but) the midterm and local elections as well,” supporter Max Morgan said.