Trump leads Biden among Hispanic, young voters


Former President Trump leads President Biden among Hispanic and young voters, a new survey found.

The survey, conducted by USA Today and Suffolk University, found that heading into a critical election year, Biden trails with several of the key demographics that helped him win the White House in 2020.

Biden earned 34 percent support among Hispanic voters surveyed, compared to Trump’s 39 percent. That marks a large decline since 2020, when Biden earned 65 percent of the demographic group.

The president has also lost support from Black voters. After carrying 87 percent support in the demographic in 2020, Biden now has just 63 percent, the survey found.

His support from younger voters has dropped as well. In 2020, Biden crushed Trump by 24 points among the group. But the survey found that Trump now leads among voters under 35 with 37 percent support to Biden’s 33 percent.

Young progressives have been disappointed that Biden has not taken more action on priorities like climate change and voting rights. Student loan repayments resumed after his efforts to forgive a significant about of debt were blocked by the Supreme Court. Biden’s backing of Israel in its war with Hamas is also disliked by many younger Americans, who are typically more sympathetic to Palestinians affected in the conflict, The Hill previously reported.

USA Today noted one bit of potentially good news for Biden: While he is losing support among these groups of voters, they tend to be going toward third-party candidates and not Trump.

Twenty percent of Hispanic and Black voters surveyed and 21 percent of younger voters say they will support someone other than Trump or Biden.

The survey was conducted Dec. 26-Dec. 29 among 1,000 likely voters and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

Dan Butcher

Dan Butcher (aka HP Pundit) is not a Democrat or Republican. He is a free thinking independent bringing you news and commentary with a dose of much needed common sense.

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