A Quinnipiac University national poll of adults found that President Joe Biden is deeply underwater on his job approval rating, with just 33% approving of how he is handling his role, compared to 54% who disapprove. Biden polled particularly poorly among Hispanics, with just 26% who approve versus 54% who disapprove.
The survey, which occurred from April 7 to 11, found that 31% of whites approve of Biden's job performance and 59% disapprove. Among black adults, 63% approve versus 25% who disapprove.
If Biden continues to face lackluster job approval ratings in various polls going forward, that could hurt Democrats during the midterm elections later this year.
"The latest Quinnipiac poll finds Joe Biden with a 26% approval rating among Hispanics — lower than his rating among whites. Even if you think it's off 10 points, it is a nightmare scenario for Democrats," Giancarlo Sopo tweeted. "I guess 'Latinx' is not working..."
"Hispanics are Republicans now not because the GOP did such a great job - it's because Democrats are a party run by Ivy League idiots with Ivy League values," Ben Domenech tweeted. "Maybe you should have said 'Latinx' and 'Democratic Socialism' less, and 'faith family neighborhood work peace freedom' more," Domenech wrote.
A prior Quinnipiac poll of adults conducted from March 31 to April 4 found that 34% of Hispanics approved of the way the president was handling his job while 52% disapproved.
That prior poll indicated that Hispanics were split on whether they wanted to see Democrats or Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. While 42% of Hispanics wanted the Republican Party to win the House, 43% wanted the Democratic Party to emerge victorious — similarly for the Senate, 45% of Hispanics chose the GOP and 46% picked the Democrats.
If Americans continue to suffer the devastating economic consequences of high inflation and gas prices in the months ahead, those issues could pose significant obstacles to Democrats during the 2022 election cycle. The recent consumer price index report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the all items index had risen by a whopping 8.5% during a period of 12 months.