President Joe Biden has taken a major hit in the polls in recent weeks, and now his favorability with one key demographic is suffering as well. New Pew Research polling indicates that Biden is struggling with minority groups.
“Though majorities of Black, Hispanic and Asian American adults continue to hold more positive than negative views of Biden’s job performance, approval ratings among each group have dipped significantly over the past two months,” writes Pew. “For example, among Black adults, 67% say they strongly or somewhat approve of the way he is handing his job – down from 85% three months ago.”
In particular, Hispanics seem to be having doubts about the Biden presidency. Democrats have often assumed Hispanics would support leftist candidates on election day. As such, the concern remains that if Biden has alienated the hispanic population, it represents a risk to the Democrat party in 2022.
“Overall, 27% of adults say they strongly approve of his job performance – down from 38% six months ago,” Pew said. “Similarly, the share who say they strongly disapprove of the job he is doing has risen (38% today vs. 29% in March). This pattern is evident across several demographic groups – including among men and women and across age groups. While a large majority of Black adults said they strongly approved of the job Biden was doing as president in March (71%), only about half say they strongly approve today. Only about a third of Hispanic (34%) and about a quarter of Asian adults (27%) say the same.”
Those numbers have dropped even among Democrats.
“There also has been a sizable change among members of Biden’s own party,” the group said. “In July, 88% of Democrats and Democratic leaners said they approved of the way he was handling his job as president. Today, 75% approve, a 13 percentage point drop.”
This data is not the result of just one poll. Other pollsters have found similar trends.
A new Quinnipiac poll found that Biden’s approval rating has plummeted since he took office.
“President Joe Biden receives a negative 38 – 53 percent job approval rating, the lowest score he’s received from the American people on his job performance since taking office,” the group said. “In Quinnipiac’s last national poll released 3 weeks ago, he received a negative 42 – 50 percent job approval rating.”