Black Americans overwhelmingly support BidenPosted by Thomas Bush / June 27, 2020
A whopping 92% of Black voters support Biden over Trump, signaling a major challenge for Trump’s 2020 campaign. This makes yet another significant voting bloc that supports Biden. The evangelical vote is also swinging towards Joe Biden.
Trump’s now infamous (and catastrophic) Bible photo-op was an obvious attempt to pander to his religious base. Unfortunately, he’s off the mark. Only some 27% of Americans somewhat or strongly agree that Trump is religious. Meanwhile, 55% either somewhat or strongly disagree. Among evangelicals, less than half, 40%, see Trump as religious, while another 33% disagreed. That means Trump’s Bible gambit may go down in history as one of the stupidest moves in modern political history.
Trump’s approval rating is slipping among Christians, which used to be among his most solid blocs. The New York Times reveals that evangelicals are abandoning him at a slow trickle, while a PRRI and SSRS poll reveals that support among Catholics has plummeted a whopping 23%.
Former President George W. Bush, for example, released a statement that contrasts starkly with Trump’s response. Mike Mullen, Trump’s former Chief of Staff, has also condemned Trump in an Atlantic Op-Ed. Alaska’s Republican Senator agreed with Mattis and admitted she may not vote for Trump in 2020.