President Joe Biden is rapidly losing the support of black voters – one of the Democrats’ key voting demographics.
As the 2024 presidential election draws nearer, a new report from the New York Times suggests that black Americans are turning against Biden.
This was the subject of a recent episode of the Times’ podcast The Run Up, which is hosted by Astead Herndon.
In the episode, Herndon heads home for Thanksgiving.
When he returned to his childhood home, Herndon interviewed some of his black friends and family members.
The questions focus on the Democratic Party and the 2024 presidential election.
According to Herndon, his inspiration for this podcast episode was the recent New York Times/Siena College poll.
This poll has garnered a lot of attention because it found that Biden is trailing Trump in five out of six key battleground states.
But, this is not what inspired Herndon’s podcast episode.
Rather, Herndon was inspired by one of the poll’s other findings, namely, the finding that – in these six battleground states – 22% of black voters said that they would support Trump over Biden in 2024.
This is significant because black voters have been a key demographic for Democrat candidates in past elections.
The shift could make it hard for Biden to win without the overwhelming support of the black community.
To help put things into perspective, Trump, during the 2020 presidential election, only managed to get 8% of the black vote.
So, 22% is a huge increase, one that could propel Trump to victory.
Suffice it to say that the individuals Herndon interviewed were not quick to offer their support for Biden in 2024.
Herndon, in fact, said that the interviews, more or less, lined up with the results of the New York Times/Siena College poll.
One of the people whom Herdon interviewed, for example, accused the Democrats of having forgotten about the “black male.”
Other guests, when asked what the problem is with Biden, replied that he is “too old.”
One guest said:
“We talk about the negatives of Trump often, but we don’t talk about the negatives of Biden.
“In a world of today’s politics where most policies are written by think tanks and groups of people, Biden hand wrote a policy that resulted in more black people being locked up than ever in the history of America.”
This is certainly something to keep an eye on as we get closer to the 2024 election.
Other reports suggest that Biden may also be losing another key demographic: voters under the age of 35.