Carville Responds To Questions During Podcast Interview

Democratic strategist James Carville and TV personality Donny Deutsch are ringing the alarm bells about a significant shift among Hispanic male voters. In a recent podcast episode, they discussed the potential consequences for the Democratic Party if they lose this crucial voting bloc.

So, what’s the buzz all about? Well, President Joe Biden seems to be losing traction with Latino Americans. A May poll by the New York Times and Siena College showed that in six swing states, Latino voters are leaning toward former President Donald Trump by a five-point margin. This has caused quite a stir, prompting Carville and Deutsch to dissect the reasons behind this shift on “On Brand with Donny Deutsch.”

Carville didn’t hold back. He pointed out a broader issue: the Democratic Party’s struggle to connect with male voters, especially within communities of color. He criticized what he sees as a preachy tone from some in the Democratic culture, which he believes alienates everyday working men.

Carville painted a vivid picture of a hardworking man in suburban Atlanta, feeling judged and misunderstood by a party that he perceives as out of touch with his lifestyle and values.

Deutsch backed him up, noting that this sense of disconnect affects voters of all races and fuels support for Trump. They both emphasized that this isn’t just a Latino issue—it’s about a broader male-female dynamic.

Carville bluntly stated, “We’re gonna lose Hispanic males. We’re gonna fuckin’ lose ’em.” Deutsch added that many voters, particularly men, want to see strong, dominant male figures, which they associate more with Trump than with Democratic leaders.

Let’s take a step back and look at some numbers. In the 2020 election, Latinos favored Biden over Trump by a significant margin—33%, according to Edison Research’s exit polls. However, the current trend suggests that this support is waning.

Adding another layer to this discussion, NBC News’ Dasha Burns reported on her conversations with black and Hispanic voters. She found that despite her attempts to highlight Trump’s controversial past and comments, these voters are more focused on their immediate, tangible life experiences. They tend to dismiss discussions about Trump’s racism, prioritizing their daily struggles and what they perceive as concrete benefits from his policies.

This shift in the political landscape poses a serious challenge for the Democratic Party. As Carville and Deutsch highlight, the party risks losing a key demographic if it doesn’t address these voters’ concerns and perceptions.

The question now is: can the Democrats reconnect with these voters, or will this trend continue to favor Trump and the Republicans?