(FreedomBeacon.com)- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), a Democrat from New York, is now debating what Democrats might have done to affect the movement in Latino voters’ who currently favor the Republican Party.
On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez spoke about the subject on the “Pod Save America” podcast.
AOC said she can admit that as a party, “we’ve never made an effort with Latino voters.”
She said that they need to step up both in their campaigning and in efforts in governing.
Although immigration is often not as important to Hispanic voters as other topics, she emphasized that immigration law has not led to any significant change.
Where is our DREAM Act? Ocasio-Cortez questioned.
“Where is our immigration reform?”
And even more recently, President Biden issued an executive order on marijuana, which she welcomes greatly, but he exempted people convicted if they were sentenced while they were undocumented. Their lack of citizenship worked against them.
According to Ocasio-Cortez, they’re seeing the vast majority of people convicted and would have benefited from that pardon; they have status difficulties.
The confused representative said that it’s tricky since the opposition has no qualms about being anti-immigration. (The right has no problem with legal immigration.)
But she thinks we get terrified of that, and that segmentation prevents a clear message and that lack of clarity makes it hard to win people over.
A News/Telemundo poll says that Democrats’ appeal among Latino voters has decreased by 50% over the past ten years.
33% of Hispanic Americans plan to support Democrats in the midterm elections, while only 18% want to support Republicans.
The difference between the two responses this year is 21 points, whereas, in 2012, it was 42 points.
On Election Day, 23% of voters stated that they were unsure of their voting intentions, which could be bad news for Democrats.