Ever since the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan in August 2021, President Joe Biden’s job approval numbers have been underwater and steadily sinking lower.
A recent poll showed that Biden’s approval has sunk so low that he is in danger of politically drowning, particularly among certain demographic groups that Democrats have historically taken for granted, the New York Post reported.
Two of those groups are young adults aged 18-34 as well as Hispanics, of whom the president is approved by just 22 percent and 24 percent, respectively, but also black voters to an extent, with whom Biden’s approval has dipped to just 49 percent.
Biden has lost young adult voters
The bad news for Biden came by way of the latest poll from Quinnipiac University, which surveyed 1,576 adults — including 1,413 registered voters — between June 3-6 with a margin of error of 2.5 and 2.6 percent, respectively.
The top takeaway from that poll was the fact that 33 percent approve of the president’s job performance while 55 percent disapprove. That includes only 15 percent who “strongly” approve of Biden compared to 45 percent who “strongly” disapprove of how he has handled the job thus far.
The demographic breakdown of those numbers is particularly shocking, though, especially Biden’s dismal performance among adults aged 18-34 — typically among the strongest voting blocs for Democrats — where only 22 percent approve and 54 percent disapprove.
Biden’s best performance age-wise is among fellow seniors aged 65-plus, but even with them, the president is underwater by a count of 43 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval.
Off the mark with black voters, deep underwater with white and Hispanic voters
The racial demographic breakdown is just as stunning, however, and though Biden is still above water in terms of approval with black voters — 49-31 percent — that figure is well below what it typically is for the average Democrat among that particular voting bloc.
Among white voters, Biden’s numbers are 32 percent approve and 60 percent disapprove, and things are arguably even worse among Hispanic voters at 24 percent approval and 58 percent disapproval.
Aside from Democrats as a whole — 79-11 percent approval to disapproval — the only subgroup with whom the president still garners majority approval is college-educated voters with a four-year degree, among whom Biden is approved by 51 percent and disapproved by 44 percent.
In line with the national average for approval
The Post noted that the latest figures from Quinnipiac aren’t far off from President Biden’s average approval rating in all major polls as compiled by RealClearPolitics.
Currently, Biden’s RCP average approval stands at 39.4 percent while his average disapproval is at 54.9 percent, leaving the president deep underwater with a negative -15.5 percent spread.