Abbott's support among Latinos fell from four years earlier despite Republicans pushing hard to win them as voters


The Republican Party in Texas appeared to have hit a wall during this election cycle concerning its efforts to win over the support of Latino voters.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott.Gage Skidmore / Flickr

In this election season, the progress that Texas Republicans have had in winning over Latinos came to a halt, several media houses reported.

The Republican Party lost two of three US Congressional districts in heavily-Hispanic South Texas, and Governor Abbott saw a decline in support among the rapidly-growing group.

According to a CNN exit poll, Governor Abbott only received 40% of the votes cast by Latinos, which is a decrease from the f42% he received in the previous election.

In comparison, he received support from 63% of Caucasian voters, but the party continues to maintain its dominant position in Texas politics after winning all seven statewide contests by wide margins.

In April, Governor Greg Abbott predicted that he would defeat the Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke in the race for the votes of Texas' Hispanic population.

His campaign has expressed confidence that their message is resonating with Hispanic voters across the state of Texas, regardless of where in the State they call home.

In practically every poll, O'Rourke was leading Abbott among Hispanic voters, sometimes by a double-digit margin. However, a poll conducted by the University of Texas revealed that they were deadlocked among likely Hispanic voters.

Governor Abbott's campaign team has claimed that public polls do not represent the Hispanic vote fairly, but they have yet to show any other numbers to support their claim.

The Latino electorate is the fastest-growing and second-largest in the United States, and the Republican Party has been making strides to win over this demographic for a while now.

More and more people in the Hispanic community were also willing to run because they felt the Democrats no longer represent their values, but in this case, Governor Abbott was not successful in winning them.

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