Poll shows Hispanic voters are turning their backs on Joe Biden

As inflation and crime continue to grow, polling data shows that President Joe Biden is rapidly losing support among wide swaths of Americans.

Yet in news that should be particularly worrying for Democrats, a new survey suggests that members of one demographic in particular are turning their backs on him. 

Only 24% of Hispanics voice approval of Biden’s performance

According to Breitbart, Quinnipiac University published a poll on Thursday which showed the president’s approval rating among Hispanics has dropped to just 24%.

The sharp drop in support may have significant electoral consequences, as Hispanic voters have long been considered a crucial part of the Democratic Party’s base.

Nor are Hispanics alone in expressing disapproval over how Biden has handled his time in office, as his support among white and black voters has declined to 32% and 49% respectively. What’s more, the intensity of voters’ feelings is also striking.

Whereas just 11% of Hispanic voters say that they strongly approve of the president, 43% voice strong disapproval. The disparity was even sharper among whites, of whom 15% express strong approval while 52 describe feeling strong disapproval.

African Americans seem more balanced, yet even then the numbers aren’t encouraging: while 24% of black voters say they strongly approve of Biden’s job as president, 20% strongly disapprove.

Much of Biden’s difficulties seem tied to his record on the economy. The poll found that only 28% of voters approve of the president’s economic performance, a figure which dropped to 20% with Hispanics.

“Economic concerns driven by inflation take President Biden back to his lowest job approval number and give him the worst assessment of how he is handling the economy ever,” Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy said.

Republicans ahead among whites and Hispanics

However, Biden isn’t the only one who should be left concerned by the poll’s findings, as it also contained a sobering message for Democrats on Capitol Hill.

When asked which party they would like to see come out on top in this year’s midterm elections, 44% said Republicans while 40% said Democrats.

Although whites are the demographic most likely to support the GOP, Democrats are also underwater with Hispanics as well. Forty-one percent of the latter group indicate a preference for Republican control versus 38% who hope Democrats will maintain their majority.

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