There was a time when the Democratic party’s base of African-American voters was unshakable.
But there is mounting evidence that the Dems are taking black voters for granted, much as they did blue-collar white voters, and now the Democrats are losing African-American support in unprecedented numbers.
CNN’s “numbers guy” Harry Enten delivered the distressing news for Dems.
Examining pre-electoral preferences, Enten showed how Democrats in Congress are receiving 74% of support among black voters. The figure seems high, but when you compare that number with what it was just two or four years ago, the concerning development for Democrats becomes obvious.
“Compare [74%] to the final polling for 2020 president and 2018 Congress. Back in 2020, it was 84%, 85% in 2018,” Enten said. “So, you’re clearly seeing right here that there is less support for Democratic candidates for Congress among African-Americans.”
That drop translates to a sizable pickup for Republicans, Enten explained.
“You can look at the Republican column as well, and you can see that 12%, not exactly high, but that’s actually the high-water mark. It was 9% in 2020, 9% in 2018,” he said. “So, basically, what was about a 75, 76-point margin is now down in the low 60s.”
Enten attributed the drop in support for Democrats broadly to President Joe Biden’s low approval rating.
Turning to Georgia, where Democrat Stacey Abrams is challenging Gov. Brian Kemp, the same phenomenon is occurring.
“Among African-American voters, Stacey Abrams’ lead is actually down from 79 points in the final 2018 polling to 67 points now,” Enten said.
“So, in Georgia, this key state where black voters make up such a large portion of the electorate, you’re seeing, again, more movement among black voters away from the Democratic Party than you’re seeing among voters overall,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the same thing is happening with Hispanic voters, Enten said. Fewer are supporting Democrats than in past elections, and more are supporting Republicans.
All of which adds up to trouble for the Dems come November.
5 thoughts on “Black Voters Rejecting Dems in Droves!”
Actually the demonmRATS require none thinking people in their party. They thrive on dumb. Look what’s in the WH. The king of dumb!
Happy to see they are waking up. The Democrats have been using them for so many years. This is not what Marin Luther King had in mind for them. The democrats want them to stay in the dark, and makes me smile to see the awaking going on. We were headed in a great direction until Biden Administration took over….PLEASE GET OT AND VOTE THE DEMOCRATS OUT…WE LOVE AMERICA AND ALL ITS BEEN ABOUT. BIDEN is running this America to the ground and want to take control of us and our money…..SAY NO AT THE POLLS NOVEMBER 2022
Dr. Martin Luther King was a Republican, wasn’t he? I’m an old guy and I remember that it was Southern Democrats turning R that initially drew flies into the party. It was also the R’s who supported the Voting Rights Act and who supported desegregation of schools. It was Dem governors (examples: Barnett, MS; Wallace, AL; Faubus, AR) resisted. I remember and other old frts like me do too. By the way I am a registered Libertarian and I have my own cranium full of worms and contradictions with which to contend!
How many times have we heard this before?
The Republican Party/Trump Cult really offers them an alternative?
Hispanics can see the light, but Blacks will always remain a majority democrat.