Trump support declines among white and Hispanic Catholics

Jul 2, 2020 | In the News, IPL News Highlights

Posted on July 1, 2020 by Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter

President Donald Trump is losing support among both white and Hispanic Catholics, according to new data released this week, although if the election were held today, he would likely win the white Catholic vote.

A poll from the Pew Research Center released July 1 showed the president’s disapproval rating among white Catholics is at 45%, up from 42% in January of this year. Among Hispanic Catholics, his disapproval figures are even higher — clocking in at 74% in June, compared to 72% in January.

Trump’s overall approval among Catholics has dropped from 45% in January to 41% in June. Although his support among white evangelical Protestants remains high, the president has experienced a 6-percentage-point drop from 78% in April to 72% in June among U.S. adults who say they “approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president.” Read more here

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