Majority of black voters back Biden 2024 bid: poll
Nationwide polling of all voters, however, delivers a more mixed verdict on the Biden administration.
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A clear majority of black voters support a prospective reelection bid by President Joe Biden in 2024, a positive sign for the commander-in-chief as he struggles to recover from a scandal involving his alleged mishandling of classified documents and faces intense scrutiny for the recent aerial incursion of a suspected Chinese spy balloon.
In the latest BlackTrack survey from HIT Strategies, 59 percent of black voters supported Biden seeking a second term in 2024, while a solid 74 percent approved of his performance in office.
Older black voters were more likely to back a second term for the 46th president, with 66 percent of those aged 50 or older supporting such a campaign. A still significant 55 percent of younger black voters held the same opinion.
The black community was near evenly split on the future of partisanship in the United States. While 45 percent of respondents indicated that political divisions would increase over 2022 levels, another 45 percent said divisions would stay at current levels. A mere 11 percent said divisions would lessen.
Conducted Jan. 13-16, the survey queried 1,000 black voters aged 18 or older and has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent.
Biden, who is widely expected to formally announce his 2024 plans sometime after delivering the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, may see the data as a supportive indicator, given that the key demographic is of critical value to the Democrats' electoral prospects.
Nationwide polling of all voters, however, delivers a more mixed verdict on the Biden administration, with 44.2 percent of Americans approving of the president in the RealClearPolitics polling average. By contrast, 51.5 percent disapprove.
Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.