Joe Biden won Florida’s 2020 Democratic primary, capturing a majority of the state’s Latino voters.
Polls have been tracking the Latino vote in Democratic presidential primaries, and many analysts are trying to predict which candidate Latinos might favor in November. Interest in Florida has been especially strong.
Observers commonly speak of “the Latino vote” as if Latinos make up a distinct and unified interest group. This both overstates and understates Latinos’ uniqueness. Latinos are a highly diverse population, beginning with where they and their families are from. For many Latinos, political events that affect their places of origin significantly influence their electoral preferences.
When I was working out at the Safeway warehouse in California, the Hispanics outnumbered the white boys by a large margin and I’d say a pretty good number of them voted Conservative, mostly the guys about my age.