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Poll Tracker: The Latino Vote in the 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections

By Jennifer Vilcarino and Carin Zissis

AS/COA Online looks at where Latinos in the United States stand on party affiliation, top issues, and support for the Biden administration.

Another round of U.S. elections is coming our way and, along with it, a fresh bout of analysis about the Latino vote and how it might swing key races.

In the November 8 midterm elections, U.S. voters will choose 35 of 100 senators and all 433 House seats, in turn deciding whether to hand over either or both houses of Congress—currently in the Democratic party’s control—to the Republicans.

Roughly 11.6 million Latinos are expected to participate in these elections, accounting for a 71-percent jump since the 2014 midterms. That means Latinos make up 1 in 10 votes nationally and a significantly higher portion in states like Texas, California, Florida, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Their influence has led to no shortage of questions: Are Latinos, long considered dependable Democratic supporters, shifting toward Republicans? Which party do they think can best tackle top concerns, like inflation and crime? Can we even talk about Latinos as one bloc, given local-level differences?

With an eye to the high-stakes midterms, AS/COA Online takes a look at where Latinos stand on party affiliation, top issues, and support for the Biden administration

 

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