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Survey: Asian American approval of Biden plummets despite White House efforts

Survey: Asian American approval of Biden plummets despite White House efforts

August 1, 2022
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President Biden’s approval rating plummeted among Asian Americans 72% to 44% over the past year.
In a poll conducted from June 27 to July 4 by the Pew Research Center, U.S. adults were asked whether they approve or disapprove of the president’s job performance.
The poll was broken up by gender, race, age bracket, education and political party. The options included “strongly approve,” “somewhat approve,” “somewhat disapprove” and “strongly disapprove.”
Out of the Asian Americans surveyed, 55% in total responded that they “strongly disapprove” (25%) or “somewhat disapprove” (30%). In contrast, 44% answered that they approve, with 15% “strongly approve” and 29% “somewhat approve.” 
Pew was also sure to note that the percentage only represented Asian adults who were also English speakers, likely leaving out many Asian Americans from older generations as well as international-born Asian Americans.
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Among all of the demographics combined, only 37% said they approved of Biden’s job performance while 62% disapproved. 
Poll participants were also twice as likely to strongly disapprove of Biden’s job performance as they were to strongly approve (45% and 18% respectively.)
Of the four ethnic groups surveyed — white, Black, Hispanic and Asian — Black adults were the only ones to have a more positive than negative evaluation of Biden’s job in office. White adults, on the other hand, had the highest disapproval percentage at 68%. 
Despite the president’s efforts in the past year to woo the Asian American population, including having launched new initiatives for AANHPI, signing the national APA museum commission bill and meeting with the global K-pop sensation BTS to discuss anti-Asian hate crimes, he appears to be on a downward trend with the demographic.
Democrats more broadly — Biden’s own political party — appear to be losing AAPI voters in critical swing states, which is predicted to have a large impact on the upcoming Congressional and general elections.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) posted in a blog yesterday that “100 days from November’s midterm elections, AAPI voters are leaving the Democrat Party as they blame historic inflation, rising crime, and discrimination in education on Joe Biden’s radical agenda.”
 
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      Jane Nam ABD Phd Candidate in Social & Political Philosophy, currently located in Atlanta, GA. Interested in topics of human experience, freedom, responsibility, and love.

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