Friday 20 May 2022 06:52 AM Biden's approval rating drops to just 26% of Hispanic Americans - less than ... trends now

Friday 20 May 2022 06:52 AM Biden's approval rating drops to just 26% of Hispanic Americans - less than ... trends now
Friday 20 May 2022 06:52 AM Biden's approval rating drops to just 26% of Hispanic Americans - less than ... trends now

Friday 20 May 2022 06:52 AM Biden's approval rating drops to just 26% of Hispanic Americans - less than ... trends now

Joe Biden has seen his support among Hispanics plummet in the past 12 months, with only 26 percent of those polled approving of the job he is doing in a new survey - a decrease of more than half.

The president was elected with a 59 percent majority of the Hispanic vote, with Donald Trump winning 38 percent.

In the first spring of his presidency, 55 percent of Hispanics said they approved of him, according to a May 2021 poll by Quinnipiac University.

But a new poll out this week shows that the support has fallen to just 26 percent.

Among all voters, Biden's approval is currently at 41.1 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight's poll aggregator.

His approval ratings fell below his disapproval ratings in August, and have only fallen further since then. 

Donald Trump's approval rating was almost as poor as Biden's at the same point in his presidency, with an approval rating of 42.4. 

Of the post-war presidents, only Gerald Ford was worse, at 39 percent approval.

Barack Obama was significantly higher, at just below 58 percent; George W. Bush was at an astonishing 72 percent. 

Only 26 percent of Hispanics polled from May 12-16 said they approve strongly or approve somewhat of Joe Biden's performance as president, according to a new poll

Only 26 percent of Hispanics polled from May 12-16 said they approve strongly or approve somewhat of Joe Biden's performance as president, according to a new poll

In May 2021, Biden had a 55 percent approval rating from Hispanics - only slightly down from the percentage who voted for him in November 2020

In May 2021, Biden had a 55 percent approval rating from Hispanics - only slightly down from the percentage who voted for him in November 2020

Biden's handling of the economy came in for particularly strong criticism.

Only 27 percent of Hispanics approved of his economic policies - a more damning assessment than that delivered by the electorate as a whole.

Nationwide, 32 percent approve, while 63 percent disapprove.

Among Hispanics, inflation was ranked as the most pressing issue from a list of 11 topics - an assessment also shared by white and black voters.

Hispanic voters said that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was the second most pressing concern, followed by climate change and abortion.

White voters said abortion was the second most important issue, followed by election laws and immigration.

Black voters felt that racial inequality was the second most pressing concern, followed by abortion. 

Members of the Cubans for Biden movement are seen campaigning in October 2020 in Miramar, Florida

Members of the Cubans for Biden movement are seen campaigning in October 2020 in Miramar, Florida

Biden's supporters in Florida are seen waving the Dominican flag at a rally in Miami in September 2020. Trump narrowly won the state, with the vote 51.2 percent to 47.9

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