Hispanics really don't like Joe Biden. In a hypothetical 2024 rematch against Donald Trump, the historically unpopular president barely leads his former rival among Hispanic voters, according to a New York Times/Siena poll published Monday. That is not good news for Democrats heading into the midterm elections.
Asked to choose between Biden and Trump if the presidential election were held today, 42 percent of Hispanic voters said they would support Biden, while 39 percent said they would vote for Trump. Nearly one in five said they wouldn't vote or would back another candidate if Biden and Trump were the only options. The results are significantly worse for Democrats compared with the 59-38 percent margin by which Biden won Hispanics in the 2020 election, according to the Pew Research Center.
More than two-thirds of Hispanic voters said the country under Biden is headed in the wrong direction, and 63 percent said they disapproved of the president's job performance. More than half (53 percent) said they had an unfavorable opinion of the commander in chief, who will celebrate his 80th birthday in November.
On the bright side, Biden's horrible numbers among Hispanics were slightly better compared with the general population, the poll found. Among all registered voters, 77 percent said the country was headed in the wrong direction and 58 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion of the president. His disapproval rating was slightly lower (60 percent) among all registered voters, bolstered by his relative popularity among black voters (62 percent approval) and voters with graduate degrees (55 percent approval).
In related news, "Dr." Jill Biden traveled to San Antonio on Monday to give a speech at the "Latinx IncluXion Luncheon." The event is being hosted by the activist group UnidosUS and is sponsored by Amazon, Google, Marriott, UPS, and Wells Fargo.