Sunny Hostin claimed on Friday’s episode of “The View” that Latinos who support the GOP are actually voting in a way that runs contrary to “their own self-interest.”
Hostin noted that she finds it “interesting” that “so many, um, Latinos” vote for the GOP, “cuz they vote against their own self-interest. If you really are interested in these types of issues, then you’re a Democrat.”
Hostin made the comment after cohost Ana Navarro had accused Republicans of having “no conscience and no qualms about using victims of communism and socialism as political pawns … That is inhumane. It is unconscionable. It is heartless. It is cruel. And I’ll tell you what it is not. It is not Christian.”
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While many Hispanic voters do choose to vote for the Democratic Party, there are also many who choose to vote for Republicans.
“Let’s not forget that 2020 levels of Hispanic support were nearly catastrophic for Democrats,” New York Times chief political analyst Nate Cohn said, according to the outlet. “The whole theory of Democrats really benefiting from demographic change rests on them winning the Hispanic vote by a wide margin.”
A recent New York Times/Siena College poll of registered voters found that 56% of Hispanic/Latino individuals indicated that they would be more likely to back the Democratic candidate during the 2022 congressional election in their district, while 32% indicated that they would be more likely to support the GOP candidate — the question had specifically asked how people would be likely to vote if the contest took place “today.”
While 15% of Hispanic/Latino voters strongly approve of how President Joe Biden is performing in his role, 33% somewhat approve, 16% somewhat disapprove, and 30% strongly disapprove, according to the poll. When presented with a choice between Biden and former President Donald Trump and asked who they would back if the 2024 presidential contest were to take place “today,” 52% of Hispanic/Latino voters picked Biden and 32% picked Trump.