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For the most part Hispanic voters have been a bastion of the Democratic Party, but a new poll finds that demographics are steadily shifting to the right amid President Biden’s widespread unpopularity.

A new Wall Street Journal poll found that Hispanic voters are now split between Republicans and Democrats on the general ballot at 37%. Another 22% responded that they were undecided.

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“Latinos are becoming more and more swing voters. … They are a swing vote that we have to fight for,” said John Anzalon, a Democrat and one of the pollsters who contributed WSJ Survey,

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Hispanics were also almost equally divided over the question of the 2024 presidential rematch. In a similar poll between President Biden and former President Trump, 44% said they would vote for Biden, while 43% said they would vote for Trump.

The poll showed Hispanic men were solidly behind Trump, while Hispanic women were more likely to support Biden.

“You see in this poll that there is a group of Hispanic men who were undoubtedly wooed by Trump and have become more Republican,” Anzalon said.

Representative Tony Gonzalez, a Republican from Texas.

Republican gains in demographics are particularly evident in Hispanic-heavy communities in South Texas.

For example, in McAllen, Republicans celebrated the victory of Javier Villalobos in the mayoral race last June. McAllen is a border town that has historically voted for the Democrats.

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In the state, Democratic legislator Rep. Ryan Gill had joined the Republican Party last month.

“Guys, something is happening in South Texas, and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values ​​of those in Washington, D.C. are not our values, the values ​​of most Texans are not,” Guillen said of the move. While announcing.

WSJ Poll surveyed registered voters from November 16 to November 22. Half of the respondents were interviewed via cellphone. A quarter of the respondents were reached by text message and completed an Internet survey. Another quarter of the respondents were interviewed by landline phone. The survey’s margin of error for Hispanic voters was plus or minus 7.6 percentage points.