The Democratic Party has received another blow to their political aspirations for this year’s midterms, as a Quinnipiac poll confirms the year-long trend showing that Latinos are angry at Biden and his administration. This could be a mortal hit to the Democrat’s political push aimed at keeping Congress this year and other national elections in the future.
The Quinnipiac poll shows that a substantial majority of Hispanics disapprove of Biden’s performance as President, as 54% of Hispanics think he is doing a bad job as the President. Only 26% of respondents approve of the way he has been doing his job. This is an important drop from the last poll, which had Biden’s approval among Latinos at 32%, and represents the lowest point for Biden’s popularity among Latinos since Quinnipiac started the surveys on Biden’s presidency.
Most alarming for Democrats is that Hispanics not only disapprove of Biden’s job but they feel strongly about it. The survey shows that 41% of Hispanics strongly disapprove of Biden’s performance as President. On the other hand, a mere 12% say they strongly approve of his job. The Quinnipiac poll shows not only that Hispanics do not like Biden, but that they strongly dislike him, making it harder for Democrats to win them back to their fold.
The latest survey comes a few days after a similar NBC poll also showed that the Democrat President is having serious struggles with Hispanic voters; 58% of respondents said they disapproved of the way Biden is handling the job.
The Latino shift against Biden has been impressive, as the President went from 50% approval in April 2021 to 26% this year, a 24-point-drop in just one year, the strongest collapse among all demographics.
The Latino vote has been a key component for the Democratic coalition as for decades Hispanics have tended to overwhelmingly vote for the Democratic Party, which led many to believe that Democrats would dominate the future of American politics as the Latino population is set to continue to steadily grow in the following decades.
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However, the success of the Trump campaign among Latinos, the good results the GOP is having in Hispanic-majority areas like South Florida or South Texas, and the growing batch of bad polls showing among Latinos are threatening to wreak havoc with Democrat’s plans to dominate the future of American politics.
Daniel is a Political Science and Economics student from the University of South Florida. He worked as a congressional intern to Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) from January to May 2020. He also is the head of international analysis at Politiks // Daniel es un estudiante de Cs Políticas y Economía en la Universidad del Sur de la Florida. Trabajo como pasante legislativo para el Representate Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) desde enero hasta mayo del 2020. Daniel también es el jefe de análisis internacional de Politiks.