A new poll shows Republicans with an edge leading up to this year’s midterm elections, including among groups more traditionally aligned with the Democratic Party.
Asked which party they are likely to vote for in their district, 52% of Latino voters said they would choose a Republican compared to 39% who said their preference was for a Democrat, according to the results of a new NPR and Marist poll. Democrats also trail among voters under 45-years-old, with 50% saying they would choose a Republican compared to 40% who said they plan to vote for a Democrat.
Latinos have traditionally preferred to vote for Democrats, but recent data has shown the group has started to trend away from the party over the last few years. Younger voters have also traditionally trended towards Democrats, with 55% of those aged 30-49 supporting President Biden in 2020 and 59% of those aged 18-29 voting for Biden.
Republicans are also enjoying a lead among independent voters, with 45% saying they would vote for a Republican compared to 38% who say they would support a Democrat.