(RepublicanJournal.org) – Democrats leaned heavily on minority voters in 2020, with those among Black and Hispanic communities helping President Joe Biden win the presidency. The Left has touted itself as a champion for these groups, but increasing numbers of minorities are growing critical of the direction the United States is headed. Ironically, many are tearing into the US leader over his failed policies and promises.
FiveThirtyEight found Biden’s footing among all voters has slipped since he first took office, but he’s lost notable supporters among America’s Black and Hispanic citizens. Among the former, it noted the president had an approval rating of over 80% in early 2021. Just over two years later, only about 70% of the black population felt positive about him.
Most surprising is Biden’s rating among Hispanic voters. Whereas about 50% approved of Biden early into his presidency, fewer than 40% did so two years into his leadership.
Some minority voters are jumping over the aisle to the Republican side, while others may simply refuse to vote at all in the upcoming presidential polls. Both possibilities, according to Reuters, could affect Biden’s chances of getting reelected in 2024.
POLITICO reports that the state of the economy is a major factor in the minority groups’ disappointment. Fitch Ratings recently announced it reduced the US credit rating from AAA to AA+, and interviews with a handful of minority citizens suggest some are feeling “discouraged” and “pessimistic” about the administration’s ability to handle the country’s biggest issues. In addition to the continued economic slump, dissatisfied Black and Hispanic voters cite increases in crime and the border crisis among Biden’s biggest failings.
FiveThirtyEight drew satisfaction ratings from polls conducted by YouGov, ABC News, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Marquette University Law School, Pew Research Center, and Quinnipiac University. It also cited a YouGov poll released by The Economist, which found 37% of Black and 47% of Hispanic voters thought Biden should not run for a second term.
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