(RightIsRight.co) – Underscoring growing citizen discontent with the current state of America under Biden’s administration, a recent poll indicates that former President Donald Trump is making significant inroads with Latino voters, overtaking Joe Biden in this traditionally Democrat-leaning demographic.
The CNBC All-America Economic Survey reveals a notable shift from three months ago when Biden held a 7-point lead over Trump among Latino voters. Now, Trump leads by 5 points in a hypothetical matchup.
This reversal is part of a broader trend of waning support for Biden among Latino adults, with his approval rating dropping from 35% in October to 28% in December. This decline signals a vulnerability for Democrats, who have historically relied on Latino voters as a pivotal support base. The survey also highlights Biden’s diminishing approval among young women and independents.
Overall, Trump now leads Biden by 48-42 among all survey respondents, widening his lead from 46-42 points in October. The poll, conducted in December, sampled 1,002 Americans and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%.
Biden’s declining popularity among Latinos coincides with criticism from Latino policy leaders regarding his approach to border security. The White House’s decision to agree with Republicans to link a significant foreign aid package for Israel and Ukraine with stricter border enforcement measures has been a major point of contention.
This strategy has drawn criticism from prominent Democrats, including Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The decision has given Republicans leverage to propose more stringent immigration reforms, such as ankle bracelets for detainees and tighter asylum restrictions, which Democrats have strongly opposed.
While opposition to Biden’s border policies partly explains his declining support among Latino voters, it doesn’t fully account for their growing inclination towards Trump, known for his hardline stance on illegal immigration.
Economic concerns seem to significantly influence Latino voters, as they prioritize issues like the cost of living and job security. Trump’s strength in managing the economy, especially during times of economic uncertainty, is likely swaying Latino voters despite Biden’s attempts to highlight alleged positive economic data and address inflation.