Black Voters Soften On Biden, Move Towards Trump For 2024 Election: POLL

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Black voters are feeling significantly less excited about voting for President Joe Biden in 2024 than they were four years ago, according to polling conducted by the Associated Press (AP).

Biden is facing a substantial backslide in voter support among African Americans, AP reported, based on the latest AP-NORC poll. Fifty-five percent of black voters say they are likely to support him in his quest for reelection, compared to 81% of Democrats who would definitely or probably support Biden if he’s the Democratic nominee.

The same poll found Biden’s approval rating with black voters is 58% and only 41% of black voters want him to run for reelection. (RELATED: ‘Just Brutal’: ABC Panel Appears Shocked By Poll Showing Biden Getting Trounced By Trump In Hypothetical 2024 Race)

Several black Democratic voters told AP Biden’s inability to deliver on student debt relief along with a faltering economy and high inflation as among the reasons they were not enthusiastic of his performance thus far.

A series of polls have shown weakening support for Biden among black voters ahead of his 2024 reelection campaign. An April Pew Research poll showed that 59% of black voters approved of Biden’s performance. Pew surveyed a nationally representative sample of 5,079 adults from March 27-April 2.

An ABC News-Washington Post poll released Sunday showed that 52% of black voters approved of Biden, down from 82% when he took office in 2021. The same poll showed that 27% of black voters are likely or leaning towards voting for former President Donald Trump if he runs against Biden in the 2024 general election. ABC News and the Washington Post surveyed a random national sample of 1,006 adults by landline and telephone from April 28 to May 3.

Trump received 12% of the black vote in 2020, per ABC News. He received 8% support from black voters in the 2016 election, Cornell University’s Roper Center tallied. Trump is the favorite for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination against a growing field of GOP candidates.