Christopher Columbus far more popular than Joe Biden, Kamala Harris among U.S. Hispanics

The man who began the wiping out of the indigenous populations of the Americas is more popular among Hispanics than America’s two top Democrats.

According to a poll released Monday, Christopher Columbus has a much higher favorability rate among America’s Hispanic population than President Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris.

The poll conducted by WPA Intelligence for the nonprofit group Bienvenidoshowed Columbus with a net approval rating of +29.

The explorer from Genoa whose 1492 voyage to the West Indies began European colonization and domination of the Americas was viewed favorably by 53% of Hispanics, versus just 24% who viewed him unfavorably.

Both Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris were viewed favorably in net by Hispanics, but by significantly slimmer margins. Mr. Biden had a net rating of +7 (49% favorable; 42% unfavorable), and Ms. Harris of +4 (45% favorable; 41% unfavorable).

Those numbers — far below Columbus’ popularity though they are — are still better than Mr. Biden’s recent survey numbers with other U.S. ethnic groups.

The survey of 1,086 U.S. Hispanics was taken Oct. 4-6.

The poll was released on Columbus Day, which is viewed in some liberal and leftist quarters as a celebration of conquest and genocide.

Indeed, the Indians of North and South America suffered a catastrophic demographic collapse after the arrival of Europeans in the New World, led by Spain, Portugal and Britain — significantly from conquest and violence, but also from disease.

Source link