CNN Data Reporter: Biden Struggles With Younger Black Voters In Polls

CNN data reporter Harry Enten broke down President Joe Biden’s polling struggles with black voters particularly among those under 50 in the lead-up to the 2024 presidential election. Enten analyzed recent polls showing Biden underperforming compared to his 2020 numbers.

In a New York Times/Siena College poll Biden trailed former President Donald Trump in five out of six swing states. Trump received 18% support from likely black voters compared to 70% for Biden in a head-to-head matchup.

Enten noted that in an average of polls, Biden still leads Trump among black voters 69% to 22%. However, Trump’s support has more than doubled from just 9% at this point four years ago.

“If this held through the general election, obviously we’re still months away, this would be by far the best performance for a Republican candidate among black voters in a generation two generations,” Enten said on “CNN News Central.”

Enten delved into the age breakdown, revealing that while Biden maintains a substantial lead among black voters 50 and older his advantage shrinks to just under 40 percentage points among those under 50. “This is historic. This is what a lot of folks have been talking about that Joe Biden has a specific problem among younger black voters,” he added.

The analysis highlights the challenges Biden faces in shoring up support among a crucial Democratic voting bloc as he seeks re-election in 2024.