Top Biden Ally Flips, MAGA Wins
Representative Jim Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina, expressed deep apprehension on Sunday regarding President Joe Biden’s 2024 reelection campaign, triggering enthusiastic responses from supporters of the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement led by Donald Trump.
As the 2024 election looms, Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, is reportedly ahead of Biden in five of the six crucial swing states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, according to a November poll by The New York Times and Siena College. Despite facing legal challenges at both state and federal levels, Trump maintains a lead in national polls, consistently asserting his innocence against all accusations.
The primary season has commenced for both Democrats and Republicans, starting with the Iowa caucuses on January 15, followed by the New Hampshire primaries eight days later. Biden currently faces no significant challengers within the Democratic party, while Trump is positioned as the clear favorite to secure the GOP nomination.
Clyburn, during an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, revealed that he had expressed his concerns about Biden’s reelection campaign directly to the president. Emphasizing that he was “not worried” but “very concerned,” Clyburn particularly highlighted the challenge of breaking through the MAGA wall to effectively communicate Biden’s accomplishments to voters.
In response to Clyburn’s statements, MAGA supporters on social media platforms echoed the congressman’s concerns over Biden’s appeal to Black voters. The Republican National Committee (RNC) Research account shared Clyburn’s quote, emphasizing the congressman’s unease about Black voter turnout for Biden.
Despite recent polls indicating Trump’s potential strength among Black voters in the 2024 election, Clyburn dismissed their significance, stating that such polls do not truly reflect the voters’ sentiments until the primaries are concluded.
Recent polls reviewed by Bloomberg suggest that Trump may secure an unprecedented share of the Black vote in the upcoming election, ranging from 14 to 30 percent. This surpasses the 8 percent of Black votes Trump reportedly garnered in the 2020 election, according to Pew Research Center. Moreover, dissatisfaction with Biden’s potential second term is growing among Black voters, with an NBC poll indicating a decline in the president’s job approval rating among this demographic. Despite these concerns, Biden still maintains a significant lead over Trump among Black voters in a hypothetical match-up, according to the same survey.