By SILVIO CANTO, JR.
The latest electoral poll in Texas shows President Donald Trump up by 7 points over Joe Biden, and Senator John Cornyn up by 8 points.
I’m not at all surprised by those numbers, but the information about Hispanics in Texas is quite interesting.
According to the Dallas Morning News: “Among Hispanic voters who spoke Spanish at home, either predominantly or equally with English, Biden was the clear favorite, particularly in Spanish-only homes. But in homes where Hispanics spoke mostly English, Trump had a slight lead of 43.6 percent to 43.1 percent, with 12.2 percent of those voters undecided.”
It’s a poll, so let’s always be cautious and skeptical.
Nevertheless, this poll is very interesting and tells us two things:
First, Hispanics who speak Spanish are likely to get their news from the anti-Trump Spanish-speaking press. On the other hand, Hispanics who speak English are probably also listening to talk radio or mainstream networks. And most of those Hispanics are not obsessed with the immigration issue.
Second, it shows that Hispanics are open to GOP ideas, from school choice to law and order and opposition to late-term abortion.
We will see in November, but based on the above, Hispanics in Texas are likely to surprise the Democrats.
SILVIO CANTO, JR. is a Cuban-born U.S. citizen who teaches English at a north Texas college. He is the author of the book “Cubanos in Wisconsin” and has a daily online radio program and blog dealing with U.S. and Latin American politics, as well as sports and historic events, and is a regular contributor to American Thinker.
…Aug. 29, 2020