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On the cultural questions in the Echelon survey, Hispanics are much closer to working-class voters than the “wokesters.” This shouldn’t be a surprise since about 80% of Hispanics over age 25 don’t have a four-year degree, whereas hyper-progressives are disproportionately college educated. Like other working-class voters, Hispanics are focused on the economy, and give President Biden failing grades.
None of this means the Hispanic trend toward Republicans is inexorable. Rather, it shows that, despite Democratic hopes, these voters are up for grabs, and their support has to be earned like that of other Americans.
Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.