Democrats are scrambling after a bombshell new report has revealed that black voters are overwhelmingly abandoning President Joe Biden ahead of the 2024 election.
A new report from The Wall Street Journal claims that the historic shift is leaving Democrat strategists “extremely concerned” about Biden’s chances of re-election.
Earlier this month, a New York Times/Siena College poll raised alarm bells for Democrats after it found that President Donald Trump had reached an unprecedented level of support from black voters in battleground states that Biden won in 2020.
Black voters in Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are now registering 22 percent support for Trump.
The figure is up from eight percent in 2020.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, some black voters told the WSJ that they are frustrated by how Biden has handled the economy.
They said they won’t be voting for Biden again after feeling like they’d been burned.
“He’s a weak man,” 60-year-old black Democrat voter Mahamadou Diallo said about Biden.
“He’s an old man,” Diallo added.
“He didn’t change anything.”
Diallo, a Democrat from southwest Philadelphia, said he will vote for Trump in a Trump-Biden rematch.
A mother from north Philadelphia working two jobs to make ends meet also described feeling let down by the Democrat president.
“I really did think he was going to help people in my situation,” Michelle Smith, 46, said.
“It’s like all of them talk a good game until they get elected.”
Smith said she voted for Biden in 2020 but won’t vote for him again due to inflation, higher rent prices, and a feeling of being ignored, the report said.
“I think I’m not going to vote, period,” she confessed.
President Biden’s bleeding of support from black voters has left some battleground state Democrats panicking.
“I am absolutely concerned,” one elected Democrat told the WSJ.
“Frankly, I am extremely concerned.
“This is a huge problem.”
A poll from May showed only 41 percent of black adults said they wanted Biden to run for a second term.
Just 55 percent said they would likely support him in the general election.
These figures starkly contrast with his first few months in office, when 9 out of 10 black voters approved of the job he was doing.
Local Democrat leaders in Philadelphia are making efforts to discover the reasons why black voters are leaving the party or abandoning Biden in 2024.
Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Hughes said he has conducted a canvassing effort to reach out to 25,000 low-turnout voters in his district to see why they aren’t interested in voting.
He told the WSJ he’s trying to encourage black voters to see the glass as “half full” instead of “half empty,” under Biden.
“People feel crummy just in general, not just with voting,” he said in the report.
“Part of my responsibility is to be more encouraging to the folks that feel like the glass is half empty, when in many respects, the glass is half full.”
Biden deputy campaign manager Quentin Fulks said Biden’s reelection campaign was making an earlier investment into black communities than has “ever been done before.”
Fulks says the campaign is making a concerted effort to attract voters to Biden, rather than just boost turnout.
A Biden campaign official recently blamed the financial problems many Americans are facing on “a brick wall of MAGA extremism.”
“That’s precisely why we need another four years to continue to finish the job, right?” Biden campaign official Michael Tyler told CNN’s Victor Blackwell on “First of All with Victor Blackwell” on Saturday.
“I think it’s important, too, that the president, of course, wants to get all of this done.
“But we have to be honest about the brick wall of MAGA extremism that we continue to run into when we’re trying to get things done for the American people.”