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Reeher Talks to the Washington Examiner About Democrats Losing Hispanic Voters

April 20, 2022

Washington Examiner

Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

A Quinnipiac poll published last week found that Hispanic voters disapproved of President Joe Biden’s job performance more than any other racial group. The poll follows a string of surveys showing Latino voters souring over the past year on both Biden specifically and on Democrats generally. 

Grant Reeher, professor of political science, says the Democratic Party’s decision to channel so much of its energy into liberal social issues and less energy into the economic issues prioritized by the working class could be causing some Hispanic voters to consider casting ballots for Republicans next time.

"I think a lot of the energy in the Democratic Party recently, philosophically, has been driven by a certain kind of progressivism which can sound preachy and elitist, and certainly some of the spokespeople for the most prominent faces of that can come off that way," says Reeher. Read more in the Washington Examiner article, "Democrats lose Hispanic and blue-collar voters at same time." 

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