Report: Vast Majority of Trump El Paso Rally Attendees Hispanic, Many Democrats
A vast majority of the 30,000 attendees at President Trump’s El Paso rally on Monday night were Hispanic, and half were Democrats, according to the Trump campaign.
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale told Axios that 70 percent of rally attendees who registered were Hispanic, while 50 percent were Democrats, 25 percent were Republicans and 25 percent were swing voters.
Parscale said, “Our data shows that President Trump is building a coalition that extends far beyond the traditional Republican base….His fight to secure the border and finally finish the wall clearly energized and led to a significant amount of Democrat and Independent swing voters to attend his rally in El Paso.”
Last month, a PBS Newshour, NPR and Marist poll revealed that latino job approval of President Trump surged 20 percent since early December–a noteworthy jump considering government shutdown fight over funding for the border wall.
The poll was taken Jan 10-13 and found that 51 percent of Latino adults “strongly approve” or “approve” of the job President Trump is doing–up from 31 percent in December.
CNSNews notes that “Under Trump, the Hispanic unemployment rate remained under five percent in January (4.9%), having hit a record low in two of the last four months (4.4% in October and December of 2018).”