New information from the Democracy Fund and the UCLA Nationscape Project suggests that presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden may be lagging behind other recent Democrat presidential candidates in support from African-American voters, especially younger ones.
Data collected in April and May by the groups suggests that 79% of black voters supported Biden, compared to 88% that supported Hillary Clinton in 2016.
In the 18 to 29 age group, only 68% of African-Americans said they planned to vote for Biden, with 13% planning to vote for Trump and 18% undecided.
Only 57% of black voters in that age group said they have a favorable view of Biden, which is much lower than the 88% of black seniors that have a favorable view.
It’s clear that Biden’s “you ain’t black” if you don’t vote for him comments are not resonating with many younger black voters, and that they are beginning to feel more than free to vote for a party that hasn’t kept many in their communities dependent on government handouts for decades. Several prominent figures in the young African-American community like Candace Owens and Diante Johnson’s Black Conservative Confederation appear to be making important inroads to breaking the Democrat Party logjam on the black vote, and not a moment too soon.
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