"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Over the last few months, talking about Hispanics is suddenly in the news. Maybe that Wall Street Journal poll got everybody talking, with a 37-37 tie for who should run Congress. Maybe Rudy Teixeira, the man who invented the demographics argument, is now pulling back his prediction about Hispanics creating a permanent majority or the Californization of the U.S.
Let's add another voice to the choir. This is from Eric Levitz:
This winter, Democratic strategists have many causes for discontent. Inflation is eroding Joe Biden’s approval rating and his party’s standing in 2022 midterm polls. The president’s stalled agenda is dispiriting progressive activists and keeping the media’s focus on Democratic disarray. In recent polls, Donald Trump is holding his own in a hypothetical 2024 rematch.
But it’s possible that no political development worries blue America’s operatives more than Hispanic voters’ rightward drift.
Biden’s approval rating has declined with just about every demographic. But no racial or ethnic group has soured on the president more than Hispanics, according to FiveThirtyEight’s aggregation of all available polls.
To say the least, all this talk about Hispanics and Democrats has come to the attention of Univision Dallas. On Thursday night, I recorded a segment for their weekend "Al punto," a political discussion show that I've visited before.
The moderator asked me about the aforementioned WSJ and some of the other polls. This is what I told him.