by Jason Cohen
President Joe Biden is losing substantial ground with minority voters while former President Donald Trump is gaining significantly, according to a poll released on Monday.
Biden’s support among black, Latino and Asian voters fell from 63 percent in July to 47 percent, according to the Monmouth University Poll. Trump’s support among these demographics rose from 23 percent to 33 percent during the same time period.
“Few voters are enthusiastic about the idea of either Joe Biden (32%) or Donald Trump (37%) becoming the 2024 nominees. However, there is greater enthusiasm within their own party bases, especially for Trump,” Monmouth Poll posted on Twitter / X.
NATIONAL POLL: Few voters are enthusiastic about the idea of either Joe Biden (32%) or Donald Trump (37%) becoming the 2024 nominees. However, there is greater enthusiasm within their own party bases, especially for Trump.https://t.co/ENnP7pqRuL pic.twitter.com/KcLyIzw3aj
— MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll) October 2, 2023
Biden won the 2020 presidential election with support from over 70 percent of nonwhite voters, according to The New York Times. Democratic Party officials are becoming increasingly worried that Biden will cost them the 2024 election, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“It would be irresponsible for us to not be concerned at this point,” a Democratic National Committee official told the WSJ. “People can be hopeful about what the result is going to be. But we don’t have any evidence as to why we should be hopeful. The polling is bad. The approval ratings are bad. We know about concerns about both the president’s age and about the vice president if she were to take over.”
The poll also found that 76 percent of voters view Biden as “too old,” which is close to the percentage recorded in a September WSJ poll. Although Trump is only three years younger than Biden, only 48 percent of voters believe he is too elderly.
The Monmouth poll was carried out via telephone between Sept. 19 and Sept. 24 and included 814 American adults, but the question results pertain to 737 registered voters. It has a 4.5 percent margin of error.
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Jason Cohen is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Donald Trump” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo “Joe Biden” by President Joe Biden. Background Photo “U.S. Capitol” by Sobia Akhtar.