Biden's Progress On Black Voters' Policy Priorities Scored, With Surprising Results
It is incumbent on Democratic candidates to demonstrate to Black voters the progress they have made in the last two years ...
November 01, 2022 at 10:22 pm
After a presentation on Black voter engagement last year, a prominent civil rights leader flatly told me, “Biden hasn’t done anything for Black people. We can’t carry his water.” His reaction mirrors the comments I hear among Black voters in many battleground focus groups. In one focus group of Black men in Ft. Lauderdale, 6 out of 8 men said their lives were better before Biden became President.
Data also backs up a common sentiment of disappointment. Between early 2021 and today, President Biden’s approval among Black voters dropped from 86% to 78%. And 72% of Black voters say their lives have not improved since Biden became President, with 18% saying their lives have worsened.