‘A Huge Drop’: CNN Reports on Black Voters Running Away From Democrats

By Kevin Tober 

Electoral conditions are getting so bad for the Democrat Party that on Monday morning, CNN’s New Day was forced to report on a new poll that shows African American voters are souring on the Democrat Party. While the party still wins a majority of black voters, the percentage that Republicans are projected to win is enough to make a difference in key states like Georgia, North Carolina, and Nevada. 

The network’s senior data reporter Harry Enten was tasked with breaking the news to CNN’s dwindling audience on failed morning show New Day

Breaking down the numbers, Enten reminded viewers that “black voters are the core part of the Democratic Party” but even though Democrats are “still getting 74 percent support in the pre-election polling right now” that is a lower percentage than the 84 percent in 2020 or the 85 percent in 2018. 

“So you’re clearly seeing right here there is less support for Democratic candidates for Congress among African Americans,” Enten remarked. 

In case CNN viewers were hoping those African American voters were simply moving to the independent column, Enten dashed those hopes and announced:

You can look at the Republican column as well, and you can see 12 percent, not exactly high but it was actually the high water mark. It was 9 percent in 2020, 9 percent in 2018. So basically what was a 75, 76 point margin is now down in the low 60s. So look Democrats are still well ahead with African Americans but in a game in which you’re trying to drive up margins, the margin among African Americans for Democrats is clearly down.

A shocked and disappointed Brianna Keilar demanded to know “what’s going on here?”

 Enten explained that it all has to do with Biden’s unpopularity and that “if you go back to January to June of 2021, look how high it was. 87 percent.” Which is “basically matching what he got in the 2020 election.”

Yet, if you look at his support among African Americans now, “it’s all the way down to 64 percent.”  

“Joe Biden’s approval rating with all Americans is down. But it’s not down by anywhere near this amount,” Enten noted. 

A despondent Brianna Keilar then replied in horror: “that is a huge drop there.” 

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.