Trump is a polarizing figure, to say the least. I don’t think there’s a single person who has a moderate opinion on Trump. You either love the guy or hate the guy – there’s nobody saying to themselves “oh he’s alright I guess, I kinda like his stance on a few issues.”
We’re all familiar with the diverse appeal Trump has, but just as diverse as his supporters are his opponents.
You can’t make some people happy in politics without angering the other half, and if the anti-Trump protestors we’ve seen at his rallies are any representation, they’re veeeery angry (even if they can’t name why). As The Hill reports:
Registration among Latino voters is skyrocketing in an election cycle dominated by Donald Trump and loud GOP cries to close the border.
Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), projects 13.1 million Latinos will vote nationwide in 2016, compared to 11.2 million in 2012 and 9.7 million in 2008.
A whopping 80 percent of respondents in a poll of registered Hispanic voters in Colorado and Nevada said Trump’s views on immigration made them less likely to vote for Republicans in November. In Florida, that number was 68 percent.
There is some glimmer of hope however, as many of the newly registered Latino voters are in California and Texas, relatively safe states for Democrats and Republicans, respectively. So long as they’re voting Democrat in a state that would’ve voted Democrat anyway – who cares?
On the other hand, if they were able to tip Texas, that would be a disaster, but it’s unlikely they could pull off that feat. The last time a Democrat won Texas was over fifty years ago when LBJ was running against Barry Goldwater (and Texas was LBJ’s home state).
In the meantime, keep your eyes on the White House. There’s been a push to naturalize millions of illegals ahead of the election, and it’s pretty clear why.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]