A recent nationwide poll commissioned by the Arab American Institute shows a significant decline in support for President Biden and the Democratic Party among Arab Americans.
Biden’s approval rating among Arab Americans dropped from 74% in 2020 to 29% in 2023.
Support for Biden in the upcoming election also decreased from 59% to 17%.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 31, 2023
For the first time in 26 years of polling, a majority of Arab Americans did not claim to prefer the Democratic Party.
“Arab Americans, who account for a significant number of voters in crucial election states like Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, have shown a dramatic shift in their political preferences. Support for Biden in the upcoming election has dropped from 59% to a mere 17%, marking a 42% decrease from 2020,” the report explained.
“Historically, a majority of Arab Americans have shown a preference for the Democratic Party. However, this poll marks a significant shift. For the first time in 26 years of polling, a majority of Arab Americans did not claim to prefer the Democratic Party,” the report found.
The poll reveals that 32% of Arab Americans now identify as Republicans, while only 23% identify as Democrats.
🚨 NEW: Poll shows Joe Biden dropping to 17% amongst Arab Americans (-42 points since 2020).
🟥 Donald Trump: 40% (+5)
🟦 Joe Biden: 17% (-42)
⬜️ Robert F. Kennedy: 14% (+14)
⬜️ Cornel West: 4% (+4)
⬛️ Unsure 25% (+25)
Via John Zogby Strategies, 23-27 October pic.twitter.com/SgySXCtlQp
— Stats for Lefties 🇵🇸🏳️⚧️ (@LeftieStats) November 1, 2023
The recent violence in Palestine and Israel has negatively affected the community’s view of Biden’s response.
Additionally, Biden’s approval rating among Democrats has seen an 11-point decline in one month.
The polls indicate a broader trend of declining approval for Biden, which could pose challenges for the Democratic Party in the 2024 elections.
“The recent outbreak of violence in Palestine and Israel has deeply affected the American community. Two-thirds of Arab Americans have a negative view of President Biden’s response to the situation. Additionally, there is a growing concern within the community about the potential for increased antisemitism due to the violence,” the report concluded.
Polling data from a different group has painted a similar picture for Biden. According to the recent Gallup poll, Biden’s approval rating among Democrats has seen an 11-point decline in just one month. The administration’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, rising inflation, and the escalating conflict in the Middle-East, particularly the recent surprise attack on Israel by Hamas militants, have been points of contention.