Joe Biden has viewed his reputation among Hispanics drop in the past 12 months, with only 26 percent of those surveyed supporting the job he is doing - a decrease of more than half. [tweet_embed] May 22, 2022[/tweet_embed] The President was elected with a 59 percent majority of the Hispanic vote, with Donald Trump winning 38 percent. In the first spring of his presidency, 55 percent of Hispanics said they backed him, according to a May 2021 poll by Quinnipiac University. However, a new poll this week shows that the support has plummeted to a mere 26 percent. Among all voters, Biden’s approval is currently at 41.1 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight’s poll aggregator. His approval ratings fell below his disapproval ratings in August and have only fallen further since then. [tweet_embed] May 22, 2022[/tweet_embed] Donald Trump’s approval rating was almost as bad as Biden’s at the same point in his presidency, with an approval rating of 42.4. Of the post-war presidents, only Gerald Ford was worse, at 39 percent approval. Barack Obama was significantly higher, at just below 58 percent; George W. Bush was at an astonishing 72 percent. Biden’s handling of the economy came in for extreme criticism. Only 27 percent of Hispanics approved of his economic policies - a more damning assessment than that delivered by the electorate. Nationwide, 32 percent approve, while 63 percent disapprove. Among Hispanics, inflation was marked as the most pressing issue from a list of 11 topics - an assessment also shared by white and black voters. Hispanic voters said that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was the second most urgent concern, followed by climate change and abortion. White voters said abortion was the second most important issue, followed by election laws and immigration. Black voters felt that racial injustice was the second most pressing issue, followed by abortion. Quinnipiac surveyed 1,586 U.S. adults nationwide from May 12-16, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. The survey included 1,421 registered voters. Hispanic voters are a large and diverse segment of the electorate and are not uniform in how they vote. In Florida, for instance, many are Cuban-Americans who tilt more conservative. In the American Midwest and West, a majority are of Mexican origin, have usually tended to vote Democrat, and live in swing states, including Arizona. [tweet_embed] May 22, 2022[/tweet_embed] Heading into the November midterms, the White House will need to focus on addressing voter concerns about rising inflation. Annual inflation rate in the U.S. slowed to 8.3 percent in April from a 41-year high of 8.5 percent in March, but less than market forecasts of 8.1 percent.