According to Democratic pollsters and grassroots activists, the party often takes Latinos for granted and does not go out of its way to keep them loyal. According to many sources, Democratic officials are concerned about losing their hold on Latino voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Latinos have swung heavily to the Republican Party in recent years. Democrats will almost certainly require a large turnout of Latino voters to win this year’s midterm elections. According to strategist Chuck Rocha, many Democratic leaders are still refusing to “admit there’s an issue,” according to strategist Chuck Rocha.
According to a December report, most Latinos say the party takes them “for granted.” Thirty percent believe they are less inclined to vote for a candidate who uses the made-up word “Latino.”
On Monday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) said that his staff would no longer use “Latinx” in official correspondence. He claims that when Latino politicians use the word, it mostly placates wealthy white progressives who believe it is Latinos’ language.
According to a study, 40% of Latino voters feel “Latinx,” a gender-neutral term developed by left-wing activists to describe their ethnicity, “bothers or offends” them. Only 2% of people claim they use it to express themselves.
When asked to characterize their ethnicity, 68 percent of Hispanic voters say “Hispanic,” while 21% choose “Latino” or “Latina.” Thirty percent of respondents said they would be less likely to vote for a politician who uses the term “Latinx.” Left-wing activists and academics coined the phrase to circumvent the gender binary in the Spanish language.
Latinos are less likely than whites to use the term “Latinx” to identify themselves, according to a Bendixen & Amandi poll. It comes as Latino voters have turned more toward Republicans in recent years. In both the 2016 and 2020 elections, former President Donald Trump earned unusually high levels of Latino support.