Yes, it’s another of those days, so have a quickie:
New polling data show Biden’s support in our state plummeting. With an approval rating of just 41% and a disapproval rating of 57%, Biden finds himself 16 points underwater. This decline is particularly worrying for the President, given that he won New Mexico by a comfortable 10-point margin during the 2020 election.
One of the significant concerns for Biden is the erosion of his support among Hispanics. While a 2022 poll indicated a 53% approval rating among the Hispanic community, that number has dropped dramatically to a mere 36% today. This marks a significant 17-point dip in less than two years. Keep in mind, Hispanics make up more of the population in New Mexico than in any other state. We are a minority-majority state. If they’re abandoning Biden here, they’re likely doing so in other states too.
The top issues of concern in New Mexico revolve around the economy, crime, illegal immigration, and the cost of living. Unfortunately for Biden, these are precisely the areas where he is failing to resonate with voters.
It occurred to me a little while ago that despite significant defections from Democrat alignment among several important demographics, the national polling organizations continue to show the presidential race as neck-and-neck. That made me wonder. The national polling orgs are nearly all Democrat-aligned themselves. Who do they think benefits from such polling, and why?
The explanation that occurred to me was that such polls might be intended to encourage Biden / Democrat supporters to “keep the faith” and stay staunch. If the race were polled accurately and without bias, and showed a developing Trump landslide, it would dishearten many on the Left, making such a landslide more likely…possibly more dramatic, too. That could prove the deathblow for the Democrat Party as it stands today.