Latino Republican voters appear more progressive than white Republican voters on key issues like abortion and climate change, according to NBC News exit polls.
While they are like-minded on some issues, there are significant differences in others. There is a 20 percentage-point gap between Latino and white Republican voters on the issue of abortion: Around 46% of Latino Republicans said abortion should be legal, compared to 26% of white Republican voters.
Latinos who voted Republican in House races were also more likely to say climate change is a somewhat or very serious problem. Around 57% of Latino Republican voters held that view, compared to 45% of white Republican voters.
Latino Republican voters, at 29%, were nearly twice as likely to approve of Biden’s federal student debt cancellation plans compared to white Republican voters, at 15%.
On the issue of immigration, 38% of Latinos who voted Republican in House races said immigrants make the country better, compared to 23% of white Republican voters.
There are some issues both Latino and white Republicans agree on.
Around 29% of Latino Republican voters and 46% of white Republican voters view inflation as the issue that mattered most in deciding how they voted. Similar proportions of Latino Republican voters, 93%, and white Republican voters, 96%, also reported that they disapprove of Biden.