This is not good news for the left.
Democrats face another threat to their victory going into this year’s midterms: the frustrated nonwhite voters who have been most impacted by record inflation.
According to a recent poll published by The Wall Street Journal, 35 percent of nonwhite – which includes Hispanic, Black, and Asian American – voters revealed that inflation was putting significant pressure on their finances compared to less than a third of white voters relating the pressure.
These statistics do not bode well for Democrats, who are already on the back foot going into this year’s midterms, especially as it relates to a key demographic who helped them establish majorities and win gubernatorial bids.
But these nonwhite voters are not simply apathetic. Many believe that Republicans are better equipped to tame inflation than their Democratic counterparts; some have even indicated they would be voting for GOP candidates rather than Democrats.
Hispanic voters seem to be the most likely nonwhite voters to cast their ballots in favor of Republicans. According to the poll, 46 percent of Hispanic voters said they would “probably or definitely” be voting for a Republican in the 2022 midterm elections.
In all, 60 percent of those polled said inflation was causing “major or minor financial strain.” Some reportedly blamed President Joe Biden’s actions – in instances where he shut down the Keystone XL pipeline and paused federal oil and gas leases – for causing rampant inflation.
The poll also revealed that all voters reported inflation and rising prices being their most important issues, beating issues like the Russia-Ukraine crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, border security, and immigration.