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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 06:19 AM

Warren gains with black voters

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What they're saying: "She's the only one who consistently leaves the room with more support than whatever she came in with," Cliff Albright, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, told Axios. "The exact opposite is the case for Joe Biden."

- Albright said that whether at debate watch parties or presidential forums specifically for black voters, "I haven't met anybody — activists, regular voters, even some of his supporters — who after hearing him come out doubling down on their support for him."
- Adrianne Shropshire, executive director of BlackPAC, told Axios that Biden may have some vulnerabilities with black voters because of his record on things like busing, working in past decades with segregationists in the Senate, and the way he treated Anita Hill nearly three decades ago during her testimony.
- Still, Shropshire said: "Biden was in the fight with Barack Obama, and black voters see him as being a defender of Barack Obama and his legacy."
Axios tracked nine Quinnipiac surveys between March and the end of October for black Democrats' support of 2020 primary contenders, and found:

- Warren has steadily been gaining support among black Democrats along with her overall rise in the nominating contest. She had less than 0.5% support from black Democrats in March; by the end of October that had risen to 20%.
- Biden as of the end of October was at 43%, about where he started in March.

More at the link.

I'm very happy to see this. The article notes, however, that Deval Patrick's entry into the fray may change the dynamic somewhat. Whether it will be to Biden's or Warren's benefit is anyone's guess. IMO, Patrick's entry will likely impact Biden more because those who are currently choosing Warren are mostly younger and otherwise different from those who currently favor Biden.

Patrick is more in the Biden mold, but without the high name recognition nationally. Some believe that this current lack of recognition won't necessarily hurt Patrick because comparative lack of name recognition didn't hurt Bill Clinton in 1992.

But Patrick doesn't have a Hillary. No one does.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 06:44 AM

1. The more people get to know her, the more they will like her.

She’s a national treasure.
Will our party realize that and let her lead us out of past the Trump error.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 09:56 AM

2. I'm feeling that, too.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:50 PM

3. Good to see

I've been worried about her relationship with black voters...

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 04:57 PM

4. It seems that the more voters

see her in person, the more they are impressed with her.

She has only recently begun campaigning in the South. I fully expect that her numbers there will improve.

After all, she's the Real Deal.

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