Joe Biden’s approval rating among young people drops dramatically: poll

President Joe Biden’s approval rating among young Americans has plummeted over the past month as the nation prepares for midterm elections, a new poll has found.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that support for Biden among Americans ages 18 to 34 has fallen to just 27 percent. The new findings mean a drop of six percent in less than a month.

In Quinnipiac’s previous poll, released April 27, 33 percent of this age group agreed with the way the president goes about his work.

61 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds said they disapproved of Biden in the May poll, while 12 percent didn’t know or gave no answer.

Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room
US President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House May 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. Biden’s approval among 18- to 34-year-olds has fallen to just 27 percent.
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There was an even bigger drop among Hispanics, with just 26 percent endorsing Biden’s work. Another 60 percent declined and 13 percent did not know or did not answer.

The numbers represent a sharp decline since April, when 44 percent of Hispanics approved of the president and 41 percent opposed it, while 15 percent didn’t know or gave no answer.

There was more bad news for Biden among 34- to 49-year-olds, where his approval rating is now just 32 percent, while in the April poll, 34 percent of that age group approved of his job performance.

Biden’s disapproval in that age group now stands at 62 percent.

The new survey was conducted May 12-16 among 1,586 US adults and had a 2.5 percent error rate.

Biden’s overall approval rating in the Quinnipiac poll was 35 percent, compared to 57 percent of those who disagreed. That compares with a gap of 38 percent approval to 52 percent disapproval in April’s poll.

The president’s rating has remained stable among other age groups, with 38 percent of 50-64 year-olds approving his work, unchanged since the April poll.

A similar picture emerged in the group of over 65-year-olds, 45 percent agreed with the President. That’s down one point since April.

Biden’s approval ratings among whites and blacks were largely unchanged from the April poll. He enjoyed 32 percent approval for the job among white Americans (unchanged from last month) and 63 percent approval among black Americans, down just one point.

Both young people and Hispanics could prove crucial in the upcoming midterm elections as Republicans seek to retake both the House and Senate.

Democrats appear to be facing an uphill battle to maintain control of Congress. Poll tracker FiveThirtyEight’s generic congressional vote showed the GOP enjoyed 45 percent support in Thursday’s upcoming election, compared to 42.7 percent for the Democrats.

If Republicans can take control of just one chamber of Congress, they can thwart Biden’s agenda for the two years leading up to the 2024 presidential election. Joe Biden’s approval rating among young people drops dramatically: poll

Rick Schindler

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