Posted on April 22, 2022

Hispanics Are Abandoning Biden in Droves. Here’s Why

Joe Concha, The Hill, April 17, 2022

Poll after poll shows President Biden losing support from every demographic in the book. Quinnipiac University has the 46th president at 33 percent approval overall, or just 9 points higher than President Nixon had on the day he resigned from office.

But perhaps the most disturbing number for Team Biden comes when looking at his stunning fall among Hispanics, a hugely important voting bloc that went to him to the tune of 61 percent.

In the Quinnipiac poll released this week, Biden receives just 26 percent approval. Upon entering office, had Biden at 69 percent approval, so we’re talking a 43-percentage point drop in the span of 15 months. And just 12 percent of Hispanics “approve strongly” of Biden’s performance as president, while 54 percent “disapprove strongly” or “disapprove somewhat.”

For Democrats, these are keep-you-up-at-night numbers. Because Latinos are the country’s largest minority voting bloc.


Latinos’ two greatest concerns are skyrocketing inflation and crime. A recent Axios poll found that 37 percent of Latino voters say inflation is their top concern, while 35 percent listed crime.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has also reportedly warned that certain high-profile Democratic lawmakers may cost Democrats the House in the upcoming midterm elections. According to a book coming next month by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns, Pelosi believes the party has “alienated Asian and Hispanic immigrants with loose talk of socialism.”

In Latino communities, “Democrats had not been careful enough about the way they spoke about abortion among new Americans who were devout people of faith,” per “This Shall Not Pass.” {snip}


Biden’s handling of the border may yield the most surprising data coming out of border states such as Texas. More than 50 percent of registered Latino voters there disapprove of the administration’s handling of the border. {snip}