Biden Gets Bad News

( – Joe Biden once got away with defining “being black” as conditioned on one voting for him. But now Biden is increasingly in trouble with black voters, seeing a double-digit decline in the demographic in four key states.

CNN’s Senior Data reporter Harry Enten has highlighted a troubling trend for President Joe Biden, pointing out a “double-digit decline” in support among black voters—a demographic critical for his chances in four pivotal states if he seeks re-election.

During the CNN This Morning program on Thursday, Enten remarked that black voters in South Carolina significantly buoyed Biden’s initial surge in the 2020 election. However, post-election, the President’s approval ratings within this community have witnessed a marked decrease.

“His rating come election time in 2020 among black voters in South Carolina was 86%. Look where his job approval rating is today among black voters in that state. It’s just 63%, an over 20 point drop,” Enten elaborated.

“National, black voters with a positive view of Joe Biden, favorable rating in October/November of 2020, 82%. Look where his job approval rating is today. That same 63% that we see in the state of South Carolina,” the analyst explained.

During a discussion about the economic outlook, co-host Poppy Harlow inquired about how that was affecting Biden’s chance to beat former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election.

“Yeah. Views on the economy not helping Biden for sure. What about a hypothetical Biden-Trump matchup?”

“It’s one thing when we’re looking in the singular with just Joe Biden, right? But what happens when we match up Biden versus Trump? This is nationally. In the 2020 pre-election surveys, Biden had a 75-point lead over Donald Trump. Look where we are today. Biden with just a 54-point lead over Donald Trump. So again, we have seen again a double-digit decline.”

He underscored the significance of this shift by identifying key states with substantial black voter populations that could swing the election: “Georgia 29%, North Carolina 23%, Michigan 12%, and Pennsylvania 11%.”

Compounding Biden’s challenges, other surveys reveal a dim outlook among black voters.

A Fox News poll contrasts Biden’s current 74% to 26% lead over Trump among black voters with his much stronger 90% advantage in 2020. Moreover, a poll by The Associated Press from May suggests a gradual gravitation of black voters towards Trump.