A recent report from the New York Times has exposed a troubling decline in support for President Joe Biden among non-white voters. Can you believe it? Biden’s lead over former President Donald Trump among registered non-white voters has plummeted to a measly 53% to 28%. That’s a huge drop from the more than 70% of the non-white vote he managed to snag in 2020. Yikes!
If Biden can’t find a way to win back this dwindling support by November 2024, it will continue a disturbing trend of the Democratic party losing ground among a demographic they have long relied on. And you know what, folks? This isn’t just some fluke. The data shows that Biden’s lukewarm support from non-white voters is a major factor in the current neck-and-neck race in early national surveys. Meanwhile, Biden’s appeal among white voters remains relatively unchanged from four years ago. Talk about a rough spot to be in!
Now, I have some good news for Biden. According to The Times, there’s a glimmer of hope that he could potentially regain the support of voters who were previously on his side. But let’s not get complacent, folks. We can’t ignore the fact that Democrats have been steadily losing ground among non-white voters for the past decade, even during those racially charged debates over border walls and national anthem protests. It’s time for the Democratic party to wake up and smell the coffee.
So, what’s causing Biden’s downfall with non-white voters? Well, there are a few factors at play here. First, let’s talk about the elephant in the room – Biden’s age. The man’s not getting any younger, and that might not sit well with the younger non-white voters who tend to lean more conservative. Oh, and don’t forget about the prevailing inflation rates and other socio-economic challenges that hit non-white voters harder. It’s no wonder they’re feeling less than thrilled with Biden’s performance.
But wait, there’s more! Issues like abortion and threats to democracy just don’t carry the same weight with Black and Hispanic voters as they do with their white counterparts. And let’s not overlook the economic struggles. Biden is underperforming the most among non-white voters who earn less than $100,000 annually. Surprise, surprise, right?
The data also exposes a new education gap among non-white voters. Biden still has a decent lead among non-white college graduates, but his advantage narrows significantly among those without a four-year degree. It seems that Trump’s conservative populism is starting to influence the political affiliations of working-class voters from all backgrounds. Does that sound familiar? It’s the sound of a political realignment, folks.
Now, let’s break down the numbers a bit more. Biden may still be leading among non-white voters overall, but the margins have shrunk considerably. He’s ahead of Trump by 72-11 among Black voters and 47-35 among Hispanics. Sounds okay, right? Well, not really. Those figures are way lower than what he managed to achieve in 2020. Ouch.
And here comes the cherry on top – the generational divide among Black voters. While those over 45 years old still support Biden with an overwhelming 83-8 margin, the lead shrinks to a mere 59-14 among younger Black respondents. Cue the alarm bells. This trend indicates the potential for low turnout among Black and Hispanic voters in the upcoming elections, not a massive shift towards Trump.
This news isn’t something the Democratic party should just brush off. If these trends keep going, we’re looking at the weakest performance by a Democratic leader among Black and Hispanic voters since Walter Mondale in 1984. That’s a long time, folks. Maybe it’s time for the Democrats to reassess their strategy and start listening to the concerns of non-white voters instead of taking them for granted.