Dec 28, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Latino voters stick with GOP despite Trump's immigration rhetoric

A woman holds a "Latinos for Trump" sign

Photo: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

A significant percentage of Latino voters are sticking with the Republican party and continuing to support President Trump despite his rhetoric on immigration and policies like family separation at the southern border, the AP reports.

The bottom line: About one third of Latino voters voted for Republicans in November's midterms, similar to the number that voted for President Trump in 2016. Rev. Sam Rodriguez, one of Trump's spiritual advisers, told the AP it all comes down to religious beliefs. He said Latinos continue to support Trump "[b]ecause of the Democratic Party's obsession with abortion. It's life and religious liberty and everything else follows."

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