President Biden and his Democratic allies seem to assume that Hispanic voters support open borders, but that appears to be a total miscalculation.
A new poll finds that Biden’s approval rating among Hispanics has cratered, despite his extraordinarily liberal immigration policy. The Quinnipiac survey discovered that a shockingly low 26 percent of Hispanics have a positive view of the president, while 60 percent disapprove.
Biden’s approval rating is cratering among Hispanics
The finding marks a stunning turnaround from 2020, when Biden won twice as many Hispanic voters as Donald Trump. Biden held onto that support in the early months of his term, with another Quinnipiac survey last year finding that 55 percent of Hispanics approved of Biden.
Biden’s crumbling support with Hispanics is further evidence that his shaky 2020 coalition is falling apart as voters across different demographics sour on Biden and his incompetent leadership. It turns out that Hispanics, as much as any other group, don’t like being unable to afford gas or find baby formula.
Moderates who responded to Biden’s misleading promise to “unite” the country and young people were key to Biden’s coalition, but 62 percent of independents disapprove of Biden, as do 61 percent of those aged 18 to 34, Quinnipiac found.
Among U.S. adults overall, Biden is 22 points underwater, with 35 percent approving and 57 percent disapproving. He’s underwater with just about every demographic group except Blacks, 63 percent of whom approve of his presidency. Still, Biden’s Black support has slipped from 85 percent last year.
Biden also has relatively stronger ratings with college-educated whites, who approve of Biden by 46 percent, and Americans older than 65, who approve by 45 percent. Biden has some of the worst ratings among whites without college degrees, who disapprove of Biden by 70 percent.
Unsurprisingly, inflation was rated the top issue by every group Quinnipiac polled except Democrats, who were more concerned with abortion by four points.
56 percent of Americans said they are “very dissatisfied” with the state of the country. 85 percent think a recession is somewhat or very likely in the next year, and 80 percent described the economy as either poor or not so good, despite Biden’s attempts to take credit for a robust “recovery.”
Contrary to popular assumptions about Hispanic voters, just 31 percent of Hispanics approve of Biden’s handling of the southern border crisis, and 64 percent think Donald Trump should be allowed back on Twitter.
47 percent of voters want Republicans to flip the House of Representatives, while 43 percent want Democrats to stay in control. Hispanic voters prefer a Republican House majority by 14 points.