Poll: Hispanics lean strongly Democratic regardless of place of birth

Poll: Hispanics lean strongly Democratic regardless of place of birth

Hispanics in the U.S. lean strongly Democratic overall, with only moderate differences based on their place of birth, according to a poll released Thursday.

The poll, a part of Gallup’s Minority Rights and Relations survey conducted June 13 through July 5, indicates that 64 percent of Hispanics born in the U.S. to two U.S.-born parents were either Democrats or leaned that way, while just 30 percent leaned toward or identified as Republicans.

In comparison, only 57 percent of foreign-born Hispanics fell on the Democratic side, and just 25 percent identified as or leaned Republican. The fall in support for each party meant that foreign-born Hispanics were nearly three times as likely to be true independents, with 16 percent identifying as such compared to 6 percent of native-born Hispanics.

The group friendliest to Republicans was first-generation Hispanics, born in America to at least one foreign-born parent. Thirty-four percent of them were Republicans or leaned that way, while 57 percent generally backed Democrats.

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