President Joe Biden has been watching his approval ratings drop since August. Since then, he’s become shockingly unpopular among some demographics.
He’s made headlines for his low approval ratings among young people. Yet, he’s also been struggling with another critical demographic: Hispanic Americans.
A new poll from Quinnipiac University says it all.
Between May 12 and 16, the pollsters dialed randomly generated phone numbers for both landlines and cell phones. All in all, they spoke to 1,586 adults, including 1,421 people self-described as registered voters. They estimated the margin of error at 2.6 percent.
Only 26 percent of Hispanic respondents approved of “the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president.”
Biden polled lower with Hispanics than with any other ethnic, gender or age demographic.
At this time last year, the same poll — with a sample size of 1,316 adults — found Biden with an approval rating of 55 percent among Hispanics.
In one year, Biden’s dropped with Hispanics. By contrast, he’s dropped only 22 points with Black respondents and 11 points with white respondents.
Still, Biden supporters have found some silver linings in this poll. For one thing, 13 percent of Hispanics chose either “don’t know” or “no answer” when asked their opinions of Biden. That’s more than any other demographic.
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It also remains unclear why, exactly, Hispanic voters have turned on Biden more than other demographics.
Some pundits have mentioned the border crisis in the context of Biden’s low polling with this demographic, but as of Thursday, more data is needed to determine the precise cause of Biden’s Hispanic collapse.
Still, Biden has certainly stained his public image by mismanaging the border.
In Quinnipiac’s new poll, only 28 percent of respondents approved of Biden’s handling of the border crisis. A whopping 58 percent disapproved. The border ranked as Biden’s weakest issue.
The rest of the poll looked unremarkable, with the exception of Biden’s surprisingly sound approval (45 percent) with Americans over the age of 65.
The Horn editorial team