Some good numbers for Hispanics and President Trump

Some good numbers for Hispanics and President Trump

[Ed. – Bad news for Democrats]

We were happy to see a good jobs report on Friday, from 313,000 new jobs to the labor force participation rate climbing back to the 63%.

I was really pleased with the black and Hispanic unemployment rates.  According to news reports, “[a]t 4.9 percent in February, Hispanic unemployment is just a tenth of a percentage point above the historic low.”

Remember the Zogby poll that showed Hispanic support for Trump at 39%.  It makes sense to me that Hispanic support for President Trump would be closely related to job growth.

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We remind you that this is one poll, and we need to see a trend.  Nevertheless, 39% is a good number, and remember that Hispanics do more than just talk about immigration.  The media may not believe it, but Hispanics are interested in jobs and other quality-of-life issues.

Looking ahead to 2020, President Trump around 40% with Hispanics means he could carry New Mexico and Nevada, as President Bush did in 2004.  We remember that President Bush won between 40 and 45%, depending on what study you want to believe.

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