Biden looking down when at a podium. Credit: Gage Skidmore
A new Gallup poll shows support slipping among key Democrat demographics as voters look elsewhere for new options.
Gallup’s large survey showed a significant decline among youth, black, and Hispanic support for the President, further alarming vulnerable midterm Democrats.
The President has lost 21 approval points among Gen Z (born after 1997) and is 20 points down among Millennials (born 1981-1996).
These younger generations are increasingly politically active and represent a growing proportion of election turnout. For example, half of Americans aged 18-29 cast a ballot in the 2020 election, which was an enormous jump up from 2016 when just over a third of the same age group turned out.
Biden has also seen dramatic declines among black and Hispanic voters. He is a full 20 points down among black voters from the first quarter of last year, 87% to 67% approval. Similarly, his approval among Hispanics has dropped from 73% to 52% in the first quarter of 2022.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote of Biden’s demographic challenges:
Democrats are simply doubling down on their failed policies and overplaying their divisive rhetoric — without offering solutions or plans to keep families safe, empower entrepreneurs and create opportunities for advancement. Meanwhile, Republicans are committed to enacting policies that will lift all Americans from every background. Come November, Democrats will be in for a rude awakening.