Trump Leads Biden Among Hispanic Voters – 40% ‘Strongly Disapprove’ of Biden’s Job Performance

Craig Bannister | January 2, 2024
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After winning twice as many Hispanic votes as then-President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, Pres. Joe Biden is now trailing as the two appear headed to a 2024 faceoff, a new Suffolk University/USA TODAY survey finds.

Trump is now leading Biden 39%-34% among Hispanics, according to the national survey of registered voters, conducted December 26-29. One in five (20%) now say they’d prefer to vote for a third-party candidate. But, back in 2020, Biden won the Hispanic vote, 65%-32%. Among all registered voters, Trump has a 39%-37% advantage, according to the latest survey.

The economy appears to be one reason for Trump’s edge, as more than half (54%) of Hispanics say the current economy is in a state of either recession (32%) or depression (22%).

This is a gloomier assessment of the economy than that of the 46% of all registered who say the nation is in either a recession (30%) or depression (16%).

Hispanic voters aren’t impressed with the overall job Biden is doing as president, either.

Fully, six in ten (59%) Hispanic voters say they disapprove of Biden’s performance as president – including 40% who “strongly disapprove.” This tracks with all voters nationally, where 15% disapprove and 43% strongly disapprove of the job Biden’s doing.

Considering that Hispanic voters cite far-left PBS/NPR (18%) and CNN (16%) as their most trusted TV news/commentary sources, Trump’s lead among Hispanic voters is even more impressive. Just nine percent consider Fox News Channel to be their most trusted sources, about half as many as trust PBS/NPR and CNN.

Among all voters, however, Fox News (15%) and PBS (16%) are in a virtual tie for the most trusted television news/commentary source, the survey reveals.