Christopher Columbus much more popular than Joe Biden, Kamala Harris among Hispanic Americans

The man who began wiping out the indigenous populations of the Americas is more popular among Hispanics than the two leading American Democrats.

According to a poll released on Monday, Christopher Columbus has a much higher approval rating among Hispanic Americans than President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

The poll conducted by WPA Intelligence for the non-profit group Bienvenido showed 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, compared to just 24% who viewed him unfavorably.

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

Those numbers — well below Columbus’ popularity — are still better than recent numbers from Mr. Biden’s survey of other American ethnic groups.

The survey of 1,086 Hispanic Americans was conducted October 4-6.

The poll was released on Columbus Day, which is seen in some liberal and left-wing circles 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 – largely due to conquest and violence, but also because of disease.

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