New polling data shows that inflation and a skyrocketing cost of living are pushing minority voters toward the Republican Party.
40% of Hispanic voters will choose the Republican candidate in a universal ballot, according to a survey by USA Today and Suffolk University. The poll found that 21% of black voters lean Republican.
Half of Americans say they postpone vacations, and 61% say they eat less, according to the survey. Those numbers are even higher among Hispanics, 35% of whom voted for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, according to a Fox News Voter Analysis.
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Trump received 8% of the black vote in 2020, according to a Fox News analysis of the vote.
The Biden administration’s inability to bring down inflation has been a major issue pushing traditionally left-leaning demographics to the right.
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Republican congressional candidates lead on the universal ballot by 49%, compared to Democratic congressional candidates by 45%, according to a USA Today poll.
The results are markedly different from the July version of the same poll, where Democrats led by 44% to Republicans by 40%.
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The poll showed Biden’s job approval rating of about 44%, while 53% oppose President Biden’s performance in office.
That number is higher than in July, when the president maintained an approval rating of 39%, compared to a disapproval rating of 56%.
The USA Today/University of Suffolk poll polled 1,000 potential voters via landlines and cell phones. The survey was conducted from October 19 to October 24, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1% of a percentage point.