Only eight out of nearly two dozen black Philadelphia voters to vote for Joe Biden

Only eight out of nearly two dozen black Philadelphia voters to vote for Joe Biden

A series of interviews indicate trouble for Biden’s reelection prospects


Only eight out of nearly two dozen black Philadelphia voters interviewed by the New York Times last week plan to vote for President Joe Biden.

The outlet reports that the series of interviews, which indicate trouble for Biden’s reelection prospects in a state he only won by 81,660 votes in 2020, occurred in primarily black neighborhoods.

“Just eight voters said they were committed to voting for Mr. Biden, while many others were debating staying home, or, in a few cases, supporting former President Donald J. Trump,” the Times’ Maya King and Katie Gleuck wrote.

Moreover, voters’ gripes about Biden resembled those heard at Trump rallies and echoed by Trump’s America First policy platform. The issues cited included “immigration, the cost of living and their sense that Mr. Biden was more focused on crises abroad than on fixing problems in their neighborhoods,” per the outlet.

President Joe Biden speaks at an economic event at Tioga Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. (Joe Lamberti/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

One voter, Latasha Humphrey, suggested to the Times that Biden is prioritizing other nations’ problems over issues in her community.

“I don’t care about what goes on overseas,” Humphrey, 36, said. “I care about where I live.”

Humphrey is weighing Trump as an option in November.

While the small sample size should be taken with a grain of salt, it could signal broader enthusiasm problems for Biden with black voters in Philadelphia just six months out from the presidential election. As the Times noted:

Democrats have long banked on strong showings in Philadelphia — and more recently, its suburbs — to offset weakness in more conservative parts of this closely divided state. Their concern is not that the city’s Black voters will gravitate en masse toward Mr. Trump, but that too many of them, apathetic about their choices, might simply stay home.

This concern comes as Biden’s reelection chances are already being put in jeopardy….


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