The media’s over-hyped “blue wave” predicted for this November may hit an “unexpected speed bump” heading into the midterm elections, with new polls showing the Democrats struggling to capture the Hispanic vote.
According to a new study, a “growing number of Democratic strategists are privately concerned” that the soaring US economy, higher wages, and record-low Hispanic unemployment may be turning once-liberal supporters towards the GOP.
“Democrats have hit an unexpected speed bump in their drive to regain control of Congress: unsettling signs that the party may not generate as much turnout or support among Latino voters this fall as it expected,” writes the report.
“I still think it’s a little too soon to push the panic button, but having said that, we are not seeing the types of numbers with Hispanic voters that we should be seeing with the most hostile person to ever hold public office against Hispanics as the President,” said one Democratic pollster.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.
AMERICA UNLEASHED: Hispanic Unemployment Rate LOWEST IN US HISTORY
The unemployment rate for Hispanic-Americans plunged to a record-setting low in July; plummeting to just 4.5% last month and smashing estimates as the US economy continues to soar under President Trump.
“The unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino workers fell to 4.5 percent in the month, lower than the previous record of 4.6 percent that was set just the month before,” writes the Washington Examiner. “President Trump touted the unemployment numbers Wednesday in a meeting with inner-city pastors at the White House.”
“So important, because we have companies, once again, coming back into our country, and they want to employ people,” said the President. “So we’re training and working with these people, and we’re getting companies to do the same. It’s been — actually, it’s been a very beautiful thing.”
The strong economic data throws more cold-water on the media’s over-hyped “blue wave” predicted for this fall, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowing to repeal the widely popular GOP tax cuts should Democrats retake control of Congress.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
ECONOMY SOARS: African American, Hispanic Unemployment LOWEST IN HISTORY
The unemployment rate for African American and Hispanic workers plunged to the lowest levels ever recorded Friday as the US economy roars to life under President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress.
The newest figures released by the US government show the unemployment rate for African American workers dropping to 6.6% and the unemployment rate for Hispanic workers plunging to 4.8%.
“There’s a heck of a lot of good news in this report,” said Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
“The African-American unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent. That’s the lowest rate on record, and significant because black workers’ unemployment is typically double that of whites,” adds CBS News.
The strong economic data comes after similar reports show GDP and jobless claims smashing expectations as more and more Americans head back to work in the second quarter of 2018.
Just this week, similar reports showed unemployment claims dropping to the lowest levels seen since 1973.