For decades, the Democratic Party has seemingly had a lock on the black vote in presidential elections.
This voting lock has been instrumental in getting liberal candidates elected across the country, but new polling suggests that Joe Biden and other Democrats are vulnerable in 2024.
If this proves to be true, it could have far-reaching implications for local, state, and national elections next year – particularly as Republicans make their case to voters of all demographics.
It appears that Democrats may have taken their hold on the black vote for granted over the past few decades.
They haven’t put forth candidates who can connect with those voters beyond party rhetoric – meaning their support isn’t as strong as it once was.
The midterms of 2022 saw a 10% drop among this crucial electorate despite victories in the Senate, which only adds to liberals’ worries about upcoming elections.
It’s clear that they need to take a hard look at what they’re doing wrong and how they can turn things around before November of 2024 rolls around.
Republicans might see these latest polling results and jump to conclusions about what will happen come election night next year, but they should be careful not to get too ahead of themselves.
Despite slipping support from key demographics, Democrats still have quite a bit of groundswell behind them.
If Republicans want to maintain or gain any meaningful ground within these areas then they’ll need to find ways to win over some of those core supporters away from their current party affiliations.
It won’t be easy by any means – but if done correctly then there’s no reason why Republicans couldn’t win big in 2024.