Democrat Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) has stated that he simply doesn’t believe the poll numbers showing President Joe Biden’s sinking popularity among voters.
During a Friday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Clyburn says he’s “disappointed” when he sees negative poll numbers for Biden
The congressman said he especially doesn’t believe polling that shows Biden doing poorly among black voters.
Clyburn was responding after several recent polls showed Biden getting beat by President Donald Trump in multiple battleground states, as Slay News reported.
A New York Times/Siena College poll found Trump leading Biden in five out of six crucial swing states.
Trump is up by at least three points in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
The 45th president is also up by double digits in Nevada.
The poll also found that 22 percent of black voters favor Trump.
The number is a massive increase from the less than 10 percent he received in the 2020 election.
If the polling proves accurate, it would be the highest share of the black vote for a GOP presidential candidate since then-Vice President Richard Nixon won 32 percent in 1960.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough told Clyburn that he found the results laughable.
He dismissed the idea that Trump could win over that many black voters.
“I see those polls that suggest Donald Trump is going to get 22 percent, 23 percent of the black vote and I just — I laugh,” Scarborough said.
“I don’t think it’s going to happen,” he continued.
“I’m not sure what’s going on right now, and why right now that’s showing up in the polls, but you look at unemployment for black Americans, it’s lower than it’s been in quite some time.
“There’s a good record for Joe Biden to run on, but right now he doesn’t seem to be connecting as well with people of color.
“We’re — we’re a year away, but that 22 percent, I mean, do you believe that Joe Biden’s doing that poorly among black voters?”
Clyburn responded by declaring that he does “absolutely not” believe the polling numbers.
“Absolutely not. Let me tell you what you are seeing there,” Clyburn asserted.
“People are focusing on some of the unfinished business.
“Sure, I’m disappointed, as any other black person, that we have not been able to renew the Voting Rights Act, but we are going to show why.
“Why haven’t we done it?
“Because this conservative, MAGA-leaning Supreme Court has desecrated the Voting Rights Act and we have not been able to get the Republicans in the Congress to renew it.
“And so a lot of black people are disappointed that that has not gotten done,” he continued.
“A lot of black people are disappointed that we were not able to renew that part of the Rescue Plan and the child tax credit.
“That is very important in the African-American community. So when you ask the polling information, that’s what they give you. ‘No. I’m dissatisfied that we have not done these things.’
“But when it comes to the general election and when we lay out what we’ve done and what we propose to do, and compare that to what the Republicans have done and what they are proposing to do, you’ll see Joe Biden get in 92 — at least 92 percent — of the African American vote in the general election.
“That I am confident of.”
Biden’s lead among black voters has plummeted since his 2020 win.
In October, a Fox News poll showed Biden leading Trump 74-26 in that demographic.
However, this is significantly down from his 92 percent share of the black vote in 2020.
In May, an Associated Press poll found that just 55 percent of black voters say they are likely to support Biden in 2024.
This was compared to 81 percent of Democrats.