It isn’t newsworthy anymore to report on Joe Biden’s dismal approval rating.
When a once-loyal voting bloc begins to turn its back, however, it’s time for the Democratic Party to take notice.
Recent polls show that Black Americans, who have overwhelmingly supported Democrats in the past, are no longer willing to bear the burdens imposed by the Biden administration.
Even Democratic operative and CNN personality Van Jones admitted that Black voters are justified in their mounting frustration.
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As he wrote in a recent CNN op-ed:
This month’s poll numbers are finally reflecting the heavy sighs and shrugged shoulders that are evident in Black church pews, nail salons and barber shops across America. African American voters are going through a season of heartbreak, frustration and disappointment with the Biden administration.
According to CNN’s poll, “Among people of color, 45% now approve of Biden’s overall performance, down from 54% in the spring. That decline includes a 6-point dip among Black adults and a 9-point decline among Hispanic adults.”
A big part of the problem is soaring inflation. The Black community is being absolutely pummeled economically — bearing the brunt of the soaring gas, food and housing prices. It’s no wonder only 34% of Black voters in the CNN poll said they approved of Biden’s handling of inflation.
Of course, whenever inflation is bad, the party in power is going to struggle to contain it. But Black disappointment goes deeper than concerns about rising costs. African Americans came out in big numbers in 2018 and 2020. Yet, in 2022, there is a widespread feeling that the Democrats have over-promised and under-delivered for Black voters.
Evidence that Biden is quickly losing the support of Black Americans is all over social media.
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) July 11, 2022
Joe Biden is losing his base as Black voters are leaving the Democrat Party. https://t.co/bDKjwmuoxj
— GOP (@GOP) July 12, 2022
"Biden owes his presidency, in large measure, to Black voters. In the current NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey nonwhite voters give Biden a 40% approval rating, higher than whites did (34%), but not where Biden or any Democrat would want that figure to be."https://t.co/c9D46dO8nb
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) July 21, 2022
Rasmussen is reporting that Biden has lost a majority of support among black voters, which is now at 48%.
That’s no surprise to me. I’m black and almost every black person I know can’t name one good thing he has done for us.
— Dr. Willie J. Montague (@RepMontague) July 11, 2022
Among Democrats in general, Biden continues to be a huge disappointment.
According to NPR:
President Biden is facing his lowest approval rating since taking office, and it’s largely due to Democrats, the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.
Biden’s approval rating in the poll is now at 36%. That’s a 4 percentage-point drop from June, and inside the numbers, it’s attributable to a 9-point decline within his own party.
While 75% of Democrats approve of the job Biden is doing, that’s considered low for a president’s own party. Last month, 84% of Democrats said they approved of the job Biden was doing, according to the survey.
Jones discussed his take on the matter in greater detail during this recent CNN appearance.