Black Political Opinion: Despite low approval Blacks could put Biden in-2024. Cue the pandering

Lashaun Turner

Biden’s poll numbers among Black voters have dropped from 84%, to 74% since he was elected.
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President Joe Biden's approval rating has been declining steadily since he took office in January 2021.

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Sunday. The survey found "Biden’s approval ratings have reached a new low point among Post-ABC polls at 36%, similar to a February 2022 poll that found him at 37%. On the other hand, 56% of respondents disapproved of Biden”.

Remember when Joe Biden said, you aren’t Black if you don't vote for him? We are still Black Joe.

In the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden made a number of promises to the Black community, including investing in Black-owned businesses, expanding access to affordable housing, and addressing systemic racism.

However, some Black voters are now questioning whether Biden is truly committed to these promises, or if he is simply pandering to their community in order to win their votes.

However, it is important to note that Biden has also taken some steps to address the concerns of the Black community.

For example, he has appointed a number of Black officials to key positions in his administration, and he has signed executive orders aimed at addressing systemic racism.

The decline in Biden's support among Black Americans is a worrying sign for the Democratic Party. Black voters have been a key part of the Democratic coalition for decades and will be essential to the party's success in the 2024 election.

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There are a number of factors that may be contributing to Biden's declining support among Black voters. One is the economy. Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to be unemployed or underemployed, and they are also more likely to be struggling to make ends meet. Mass immigration and it’s impact on Black communities is another issue. The high rate of inflation is also a concern for many Black Americans.

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Black voters may be disillusioned with the Democratic Party in general. The party has been unable to pass major legislation on issues such as voting rights and police reform, and some Black voters may feel that the party has taken them for granted as we see an overwhelming push to advance other so called marginalized groups instead.

There are a few things the Democratic Party can do to help improve its standing with Black voters.

First, the party needs to focus on issues that are important to Black voters, such as economic opportunity, reparations, criminal justice reform, and voting rights.

Second, the party needs to do a better job of reaching out to Black voters without constantly pandering. Biden has also been criticized for stoking racial division with statements like "Republicans Would 'Put Y'All Back in Chains".

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Third, the party needs to nominate candidates who are seen as being authentic and relatable to Black voters.

Ultimately, it will be up to each individual Black voter to decide whether they believe that Biden is still right for them in 2024 or just the lesser of two evils. Either way, Biden and the Democrats have a lot of work to do.
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Black Political Opinion is a multi-part opinion-editorial series that will look at various political topics, news, and views that impact the black community. (Disclaimer: Lashaun is a Black female, conservative leaning Independent, who voted for Biden in 2020).

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Lashaun is a Journalist whose column covers Black Political Opinion, Local stories and the I.E Food Tour, with NEWSBREAK since June 2021.- JADED: Journalism with a Touch of Shade is Lashaun's views and opinions on various trending topics. Lashaun aka Lady I.M.PRE$S is a former NBC/CNBC Affiliate KCAA Broadcaster for "Cali's BEST" Radio Show airing on 102.3FM & 106.5FM from 2016-2020. Lashaun has been in the Media & P.R field for over 13 years and has interviewed an estimated 20k Celebrities and Entrepreneurs. Lashaun also produced & hosted Blaze Indie L.A TV show on LA's Channel 36 from 2014-2016"

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