After banking on a demographic transformation strategy, the Dems are getting some bad news about the cost of going so far leftward.
Democrats are losing support among Latino voters as the party has been criticized by Republicans who say they are embracing socialism, according to an analysis from a Democratic research firm released Tuesday.
It’s not the Republicans who made Bernie Sanders a front runner and a major force in the party, or who made AOC its most notable figure. Nor did Republicans invent the polls which showed sizable numbers of white lefty Dems embracing socialism.
The firm, Equis, found in a poll that more than 40 percent of Latinos feel Democrats are embracing socialist policies.
The concern about socialism increases by generation, with 45 percent of immigrants concerned about socialism compared to 59 percent of fourth generation Hispanics.
And they’re seeing “Democrat Socialism” in action.
First and second generation Latinos defined socialism as the government telling people what to do and say at 16 percent and the U.S. becoming “a poor country like Cuba and Venezuela” at 17 percent.
Third and fourth generation Latinos defined socialism as “People will become lazy and dependent on gov’t” at 20 percent.
Time for more Che t-shirts and Latinx messaging.