There’s an interesting post at Axios by Jonathan Swan, analyzing the data on Hispanic voters from the 2020 presidential election:
A new analysis of U.S. voters suggests — counterintuitively — that the coronavirus pandemic may have helped drive former President Donald Trump’s surprising increase in support from Latinos last November.
The short version is
- Trump received a sharp increase in votes from Hispanics compared with 2016.
- That increase wasn’t limited to Cuban-Americans but true of Hispanic voters generally.
- “YouTube has become a leading source of election news for Latinos”
which tends to support points I’ve made around here. Hispanics are not single-issue voters. They are frequently not as supportive of activist government as Democratic voters, generally. Like black voters they tend to be more conservative than Democratic voters, generally.
I tend to believe that “Hispanic voters” itself is an over-generalization. I think that one may reasonably consider Cuban-American voters, Mexican-American voters, Salvadoran-American voters but that “Hispanic voters” conceals more than it reveals.