One of the most complete and in-depth national polls so far this year was released recently (field date April 19-26, 2022) of a national sample of almost 1,400 respondents. The survey was supported by NPR/PBS and conducted as the Marist Poll. The headlines that came out of this survey were, of course, that President Joe Biden’s job approval rating was a consistent 51% disapproval and that the generic U.S. House ballot for the upcoming midterm elections now favors the Republican Party (47% to 44%). That’s quite a change from their previous survey in September 2021, which had given the Democrats a +8% lead on the generic U.S. House ballot.
However, when digging deeper into the statistical group results, there was some surprisingly interesting Hispanic data that was not reported. Hispanics are 14% of the national registered vote sample population, which is just enough sample size to pay attention to their specific results. Each statistical table breaks down the Anglo-Black-Hispanic-Other so you compare the today’s political universe “up close and personal“.
“South Texas, lately, has become an object of political fascination for pundits, some of whom have not taken the time to understand even the most basic facts about the region.” This is how Texas Monthly began their article (Sept 2021) which was entitled, Why Democrats Are Losing Texas Latinos. Their in-depth investigation started out with how the new mayor of McAllen, Texas could explain how a Hispanic electorate could go Republican and, after some 20 pages, concluded that there were three hypotheses (see below). As we approach the May 24th runoff in Texas and the forthcoming midterm elections in Texas this November, this analysis deserves closer reading.
In 2007, some fifteen years ago, Leslie Sanchez published a book on why Hispanics and Republicans need each other, called “Los Republicanos1”.
Leslie Sanchez currently has a career focused on corporate marketing and political messaging and is currently a CBS commentator, among other things. She has also been offering advice to the Texas Latinos Conservatives PAC, as she believes strongly in our mission and how important messaging will be in the next election.
Her book, then, was way ahead of its time because it outlines how to campaign for the Hispanic vote and the book represents a written “code book” for a universal Hispanic strategy that can be used in any Conservative campaign.
April 20, 2022
The last Presidential election revealed stunning Hispanic results from the Rio Grande Valley to Florida, and it was a big conservative shift of Hispanics --the most talked about political demographic shift in decades. Since there is a growing audience of conservative Hispanics, the appearance on the scene of “Radio Americano “ is a fascinating new development in U.S. politics (see “Spanish-language Conservative Network Readies Launch as Latino Voters Shift Right“, The Week, March 7,2022 ) As the new broadcasters have stated, America needs a “FOX News in Spanish” to counteract the liberal bias of Univision and Telemundo.
It is also worth noting that many Americano Media presenters are strong women which highlights the forward thinking of the new management. Recent polling by the company has shown that Hispanic women have shifted to the right, more than Hispanic men. The new network so far has 29 commentators and about 10 reporters and will broadcast on SiriusXM satellite 153 with plans for a future “Rush Limbaugh in Spanish“.
Governor Greg Abbott gave the keynote speech at TLC's Tough Tejano Awards Luncheon in San Antonio, where TLC honored Representative John Lujan with this year's Tough Tejano Award.
Here is coverage from the San Antonio Express News:
At event, Gov. Greg Abbott vows to win more than half of the Hispanic vote in Texas
Some on the left are trying to destroy Latino identity by changing our self-references with the goal of controlling our thinking. Their attempts to change Latino to Latinx is a part of this effort of mind control. Here is a good article exposing their efforts:
December 16, 2021
The filing deadline has passed. As we at Texas Latino Conservatives PAC look at the names of those who have filed to serve the people of Texas we are happy to see so many names of people we have not seen before.
We are additionally gratified to see so many Hispanic surnames filing in the Republican primary.
by V. Lance Tarrance
Comments on a new report released July 15, 2021 by the Pew Research Center
A very large study of Hispanics was recently conducted (March 2021) which showed that Hispanics in the United States have been hit very hard by the Covid-19 pandemic this past year, particularly with their biggest hardships being losing jobs and work projects. However, U.S. Hispanics are very optimistic, in that 65% now believe, "the worst is now behind us". This study involved over 3000 self-identified Hispanics, who self administered their responses on a web survey.
Where U.S. Hispanics were hurt the most this past year was in paying their rent or their mortgages. Hispanics suffered a number of financial challenges, but losing their job was the worst hardship. Scaled by type of U.S. Hispanics today, 26% of naturalized Hispanics had job loss hardships, U.S. born Hispanics suffered even more (35%), while undocumented Hispanics in the U.S. were almost decimated with 50% saying that they suffered job losses, which created the most financial hardship.
However, looking forward to 2022 elections, the key finding in this very large scale study was that U.S. Hispanics are optimistic about their future, which has important ramifications.
“A MASSIVE STEP TOWARD PRESERVING OUR ELECTIONS AND PROTECTING OUR VOTE"
Supreme Court Votes 6-3 Upholding Arizona’s Voting Rights Act In a Move that Should Positively Affect Texas SB 1111
HOUSTON — Texas Latino Conservatives (TLC) Chairman, Orlando Sanchez commended the United States Supreme Court today for voting in a 6-3 decision to uphold Arizona’s GOP Voting Rights Act. The decision could have a massive impact in several states, including Texas’ SB 1111, where State Legislatures are attempting to pass legislation to preserve the integrity of our elections.
Sanchez said, “this Supreme Court decision is a victory for every American and every Texas citizen who believes the integrity of our elections is the fundamental bedrock of any true Democracy.” Sanchez added, “this decision also sends a clear message to the Texas Legislature that SB 1111 is on solid legal ground and banning the use of a private PO Box as the primary address for voter registration should be unlawful.”
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June 26, 2021
Austin – The four top conservative Hispanic groups in Texas support recently passed legislation to more clearly define how voters can register to vote in Texas. The Republican National Hispanic Assembly, Hispanics Republicans of Texas, Texas Latino Conservatives and Bienvenido all welcomed the passage of SB 1111, a very simple and common-sense bill that bans the use of a private PO Box as the primary address for voter registration. The groups see the filed lawsuit by LULAC and Voto Latino challenging the new law as a “red herring” aimed at confusing the public and weakening election integrity.