Potential Hurdles Ahead, but Biden Still Holds Strong Support Among Black Voters

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Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Despite endorsements and praise for former President Donald Trump from high-profile African American figures like Stephen A. Smith, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube, President Joe Biden continues to enjoy strong support within the Black community. A new Pew Research Center study, “An Early Look at Black Voters’ Views on Biden, Trump, and Election 2024,” highlighted this trend, showing that a majority of Black voters believe Biden possesses the qualities needed for another term. The study revealed that 77% of Black registered voters prefer Biden over Trump. However, researchers noted, “Biden’s advantage among this group is not as wide as it was four years ago,” an indication of a slight erosion of support. The study also revealed that 83% of Black registered voters identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, down from 88% in 2020. The shift is evident across gender and age demographics, with younger Black voters showing a higher tendency to lean Republican compared to their older counterparts. Trump’s ratings among Black voters remain overwhelmingly negative. The study found that 72% of Black voters rated his presidency as poor or terrible, and 65% believe the twice-impeached and four-times indicted Trump...