Biden Loses Support From Black, Hispanic and Young Voters

Support levels for President Joe Biden are declining among Black and Hispanic voters ahead of the 2024 election.

Biden Loses Important Democrat Voters

The new USA Today/Suffolk University Poll revealed former President Donald Trump is leading by 3% when it comes to overall support.

According to the USA Today’s poll, Biden now claims the support of just 63% of Black voters, a precipitous decline from the 87% he carried in 2020, according to the Roper Center. He trails among Hispanic voters by 5 percentage points, 39%-34%; in 2020 he had swamped Trump among that demographic group 2 to 1, 65%-32%.

Biden has also seen a decline in voters under the age of 35. In 2020, Biden led Trump by 24 points among the group. But the survey found Trump now leads among voters under 35 with 37% support to Biden’s 33%.

Among voters under 35, a generation largely at odds with the GOP on issues such as abortion access and climate change, Trump now leads 37%-33%.

Some Democrats say the chances of success in the 2024 election will be difficult if the declining support among Black voters continues.

Biden also suffers from a lack of enthusiasm among his own supporters: only 18 percent rate their enthusiasm for Biden at a “10,” while 44 percent of Trump supporters describe themselves as a “10.”

Biden’s saving grace lies in the fact that many of the voters are being funneled into support for third-party candidates, rather than Trump. Twenty percent of Hispanic voters, twenty percent of Black voters, and twenty-one percent of young voters say they want to support someone beyond the two main candidates.

The data also highlights a broader trend of decreasing support for Biden among various key demographic groups, including young voters.

The decline in support among Latinos is seen as a canary in the coalmine for Democrats, signaling potential challenges in retaining a key part of the electoral coalition that built Biden’s election victory in 2020.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters, conducted by landline and cellphone Tuesday through Friday, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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