Ryan Ledendecker
November 19, 2023
11:20 pm

Joe Biden loses Black and female support in Michigan

President Joe Biden is struggling with his 2024 presidential campaign, to the point that he's now losing support in key demographics that have always been all but guaranteed wins for Democratic candidates.

According to the Washington Examiner, Biden is specifically losing support among Black and women voters in the critically important swing state of Michigan.

The news doesn't bode well for Biden's 2024 campaign, which is rife with problems related to embarrassingly low polling numbers and growing concern regarding his age.

A new poll showed a significant drop in support from demographics that he will undoubtedly need to win the state.

"Democrats ought to be aware there is a growing possibility that Donald Trump may become president again," said EPIC-MRA pollster Bernie Porn.

That's especially evident given that Trump is consistently beating Biden in both national and state-level polls, causing growing buzz in the Democratic Party that a fresh, new candidate might be the best bet to beat Trump next year.

The Examiner noted:

Exit polls from the 2020 election showed black voters in Michigan overwhelmingly supported Biden at 92% overall. Separated by gender, 88% of black men supported Biden in 2020 compared to 95% of black women.

Now, only 62% of Black voters in the state say they'd get behind Biden in the 2024 election, a significant drop from the 2020 election.

Female voters are also jumping ship, and notably, many of them are heading not just to Donald Trump, but also to former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who is the only other GOP presidential candidate seeing any upward movement in the polls overall.

The Examiner noted more numbers from the poll that spell complete disaster for Biden.

Although Biden leads Trump slightly among women, 43%-42%, with 15% undecided, Haley leads Biden among female voters, 46-36%, with 19% undecided. By contrast, 57% of female voters supported Biden in 2020, according to exit polls.

Michigan, traditionally a Democratic stronghold during a general election, aside from Trump's shocking win in 2016, is critical for both sides this time around. Undoubtedly, extra efforts will go into the campaigns of both Trump and Biden to gain advantage in the state.

Pollsters are blaming Biden's decline in Michigan, and other key swing states, on the failed idea of "Bidennomics," which has even soured many of Biden's Democratic allies.

"I think it’s [Biden's] age and comparative perceptions of him versus Trump," said Porn. "People are dismissing the Bidenomics approach — they're not impressed with that messaging."

Only time will tell if Biden and his team are able to make up lost ground, or if the DNC will ultimately field a new candidate altogether.

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Ryan Ledendecker

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