Dem Disaster: Trump's Hispanic Approval Jumps 10 Points Despite Media Onslaught


Over the past month or so, Democratic politicians, liberal media and the Hollywood left have hit President Donald Trump with everything they have.

They’ve incessantly pounded the president on the separation of families at the border, even after he signed an executive order to keep illegal immigrant parents and children together as much as possible.

The Democrats’ constant drumbeat has been that Trump is a racist monster who rips Hispanic babies from their mothers’ arms and tosses them in cages like stray dogs.

They’ve compared him to Adolf Hitler and labeled the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency as a terrorist organization that must be abolished.

Well, Hispanic Americans aren’t buying what they’re selling.

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A new Harvard-Harris poll reveals that despite the unrelenting attacks, support for Trump among Hispanics actually increased by 10 percent in June.

In fact, they helped to push the president’s overall approval rating up 2 points to 47 percent, only 2 points away from his highest rating ever in the poll, 49 percent last year.

More bad news for Democrats: Thirty-eight percent of Hispanics said they approve of how Trump is handling the immigration issue.

The online poll surveyed 1,448 registered voters June 24-25 and reflects a nationally representative sample with weighted results.

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Tucker Carlson discussed the poll on his Fox News show Tuesday night.

“Could it be that Hispanic Americans are pretty much like every other American, normal people who love their country and know that illegal immigration hurts all of us?” Carlson said. “It looks that way.

“That’s bad news for Democrats, who are betting that a campaign of hysteria and race-baiting would move voters to the polls on their behalf in November. It hasn’t worked.”

Hispanic pollster Lili Valletta from Culturintel told Carlson her data show that jobs and the economy are the No. 1 issue for Hispanics, while immigration ranks only at No. 5.

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“We can continue to hit the immigration pinata, as I like to call it, as an issue,” Valletta said, “but it’s not the one that is really driving the priority of Hispanic Americans who are business owners, are working hard for the American dream and ultimately moved by jobs and the economy.”

She noted that more than 60 percent of Hispanic Americans were born in the United States.

“That is a fact that many people just overlook,” Valletta said. “We want to work hard and do things the right way.”

The Democratic Party isn’t known for self-reflection, but it might want to re-examine some of its demeaning assumptions about Hispanic voters.

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Todd Windsor is a senior story editor at The Western Journal. He has worked as an editor or reporter in news and sports for more than 30 years.
Todd Windsor is a senior story editor at The Western Journal. He was born in Baltimore and grew up in Maryland. He graduated from the University of Miami (he dreams of wearing the turnover chain) and has worked as an editor and reporter in news and sports for more than 30 years. Todd started at The Miami News (defunct) and went on to work at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., the St. Petersburg (now Tampa Bay) Times, The Baltimore Sun and Space News before joining Liftable Media in 2016. He and his beautiful wife have two amazing daughters and a very old Beagle.
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