According to a recent poll, not only do Hispanic voters support Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) bid for reelection, but they also back his program to relocate illegal immigrants from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Florida’s Hispanic Voters Back DeSantis Over Crist, Support Sending Illegal Aliens To Martha’s Vineyard: Left-Wing Poll https://t.co/zwiJrof2CX
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The Left-leaning Telemundo/LX News poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, showed that DeSantis held a healthy lead over Crist among Latino voters, at 51% to 44%. Overall, Hispanic voters gave DeSantis a 56% approval rating.
When asked if they support DeSantis’ controversial migrant relocation program, particularly the relocation of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Latino voters showed support for DeSantis’ strategy, with 50% of participants in favor and 43% against.
Notably, Latino immigrants are especially supportive of DeSantis’ decision to relocate illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard, with 52% in favor and 41% opposed to the program.
The poll results represent a significant shift in the opinion of DeSantis among Latino voters. In 2018, Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum captured more Hispanic votes than DeSantis.
Mason-Dixon pollster Brad Coker attributed the shift to DeSantis’ charismatic personality. “There are lots of Hispanic voters in this state who really like the governor’s style, this strongman who won’t back down,” Coker explained. “And Crist has no mojo.”
Coker also pointed out the obvious: the economy has tanked under the watch of the lead Democrat, President Joe Biden, and his colleagues have done little to help matters.
“You can’t ignore the 800-pound gorilla: The economy sucks for a lot of people,” Coker said. “And in the last stretch of the election, it comes down to a referendum on a sitting president and how is the economy?”
“On both counts, the Democrats come up short,” Coker concluded.
Other experts point out a disconnect between what Democrats think Latinos think about immigration, and what Latinos actually think about immigration. Republican strategist Giancarlo Sopo detailed the error in the approach of the Democratic Party.
“Too many Democrats think Hispanics like uncontrolled mass migration and they couldn’t be more wrong,” Sopo said. “Those of us who remember Miami in the ’80s and ’90s remember the aftermath of Mariel when 120,000 people showed up in the community over a span of six months.”
“What we’re now seeing at the border is two Mariels per month,” declared Sopo.