Three-fifths of US Hispanics dislike the job President Biden is doing, according to a new survey out this week — yet another sign of widespread discontent as the White House grapples with the ongoing border crisis, baby formula shortage, and skyrocketing inflation.
The Quinnipiac University survey published Wednesday found that just 26% of Hispanics approve of Biden’s performance, while 60% disapprove and 13% said they did not know or had no opinion.
The survey interviewed 1,586 adults, including 132 self-reported Hispanics. The margin of error among the group was 8.5 percentage points.
Despite the small sample, the poll result marks a reversal from the fall of 2020, when Biden won Hispanic voters by a 2-to-1 margin over Donald Trump.
In addition, a similar survey done by Quinnipiac at this time last year found that 55% of Hispanic voters approved of Biden while only 29% disapproved.
A Republican lean among Hispanic voters, who make up roughly 12.5% of the eligible population, could prove disastrous for Democrats in the November midterms.
According to Wednesday’s poll, 48% of Hispanic registered voters said they wanted Republicans to take control of the House of Representatives, while just 34% said they wanted Democrats in power. In addition, 49% of Hispanic voters said they wanted the GOP to win the Senate, while 36% said they wanted Democrats to remain in control of the chamber.
Overall, just 35% of US adults across the US approve of Biden’s job as president compared to 57% who disapprove and 7% who don’t know.
The poll shows Biden underwater among every demographic group except black Americans, 63% of whom approve of the president — down from 85% last year. By contrast, 28% of black Americans disapprove of Biden, up from 5% 12 months ago.
Biden’s highest disapproval ratings are among whites without four-year college degrees (70%) and white men (65%), followed by adults aged 35-49 (62%) and those aged 18-34 (61%).
Quinnipiac’s findings come as the Biden administration grapples with a series of crises headed into the fall midterm elections – with the economy struggling and the prices of goods soaring.
Earlier this month, a survey found that less than a third of Americans approve of the president’s handling of the economy, while more than nine in 10 Americans – 94% – say they are worried about spiking prices.