MSNBC Correspondent: Democrats Should ‘Worry’ About Latino Vote In Midterms
MSNBC national political correspondent Steve Kornacki on Friday listed the Latino vote as a “worry area” for Democrats in November.
“If there’s one worry area for Democrats in terms of November, that’s it right there,” Kornacki told a panel on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” “And I think one of the issues there is it’s almost more fundamental.”
Citing recent polling that shows President Trump’s approval at “41 percent with Latino voters,” Kornacki said that Democrats shouldn’t expect to get a “lion’s share of the Latino vote” based on the immigration issue alone. In fact, according to the MSNBC correspondent, the top issue for Hispanics is the “economy.”
“One-third of Latinos identified as conservatives,” he said. “A quarter identified as Republicans. A poll there from a couple of weeks ago had Trump’s approval in one hitting at 41 percent with Latino voters. I’ve seen it between 35 and 41 percent.”
Kornacki also cited the group’s “low participation level.” (RELATED: The Taylor Swift Effect? Marsha Blackburn Up BIG In Latest Tennessee Senate Poll)
“So if you’re a Democrat and you’re looking at California, Texas, Florida, couple other districts around the country where potentially the Latino vote will make or break you, I think that’s your biggest concern right now,” Kornacki concluded. “You got the suburban energy, you got the money, I think that’s a big factor for them.”