By Jose Nino 3/6/2020
With Super Tuesday out of the way, experts have been analyzing any particular trends that stood out that night.
Political analyst Ryan Girdusky quote tweeted Senior White House Reporter for NBC News Digital Shannon Pettypiece on an NBC exit poll measuring Democratic voters’ views on socialism.
States like California and Texas stood out among Democrats who had favorable views about socialism.
54 percent of California Democrats have favorable views of socialism, while 57 percent of Texas Democrats have favorable views of socialism.
Interestingly, both states have large immigration populations.
On the other hand, North Carolina and Tennessee Democrats were not as receptive towards socialism.
Only 48 percent of North Carolina voters and 47 percent of Tennessee voters view socialism favorably.
These two states only have immigration populations of 786,374 immigrants (7.7 percent of the population) and 331,868 immigrants (5 percent of the population), respectively.
Demographic shift is one of the most powerful issues in American politics.
The majority of Hispanic voters (71%) believe the government should be more involved to solve problems,
Additionally, Hispanic voters are generally in favor of the U.S. government playing a stronger role in the healthcare sector. About seven-in-ten (71%) say it is the federal government’s responsibility to ensure health care coverage for all of Americans.
As far as gun ownership is concerned, seven-in-ten Hispanic voters (68%) believe gun control laws should be strengthened.
These results are consistent with post-1965 Immigration Act voting trends among migrants during the last 50 years.
The Republican Party will have to come to grip with these realities.
Migration has historically has come in waves.
There are either legislative or natural pauses in immigration and the U.S. is long overdue for a moratorium on mass migration. The good news is that the U.S. can look to its history for a previous example of immigration restriction in the Immigration Act of 1924.
We can only hope that the GOP dusts off its history books and take a page from this act.