New Poll Signals Concern Among Black Voters Over Biden’s Re-election 


FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Oct. 4, 2023, in Washington. Biden has a lot of unfinished business from his first term that he intends to continue if reelected. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Reading Time: < 1 minute

(AURN News) — President Joe Biden’s bid for re-election in 2024 continues to face significant challenges, with various polls indicating a diminishing lead against former President Donald Trump. The president is grappling with mounting criticism, particularly concerning his age and the perceived direction of the nation, as voters question whether he can effectively handle another term.

The latest New York Times/Siena College poll reveals a concerning trend for Biden. Among Black respondents, a notable 57% expressed the belief that the country is headed in the wrong direction. The survey also delved into concerns about age, with 56% of Black voters either strongly agreeing or somewhat agreeing that President Biden is too old to be an effective leader while 46% held a similar view regarding former President Trump.

Notably, when asked about the potential impact of a second term for President Biden, only 10% of Black registered voters deemed it very good or somewhat good for the country. A significant majority, 65%, asserted that it would make no difference either way.

Another surprising revelation from the poll is the ideological distribution in the Black community. While 44% identified as moderate, 25% considered themselves very or somewhat liberal, and 24% identified as very or somewhat conservative.

Click play to listen to the AURN News report from Jamie Jackson:

advanced divider
advanced divider