Biden Campaign Launches 'Black Voters for Biden-Harris' Initiative

Biden Campaign Launches 'Black Voters for Biden-Harris' Initiative
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The Facts

  • US Pres. Joe Biden and Vice Pres. Kamala Harris are together kicking off their "Black Voters for Biden-Harris" campaign initiative Wednesday in Philadelphia, Pa. This comes as Biden's support among Black voters has dropped since 2020.

  • The campaign will reportedly spend eight figures on what it's calling "summer outreach and engagement programming," which will include the president and vice president visiting Black community, student, and faith groups.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

Despite recent polls, Biden still holds the vast majority of Black support in the country. These polls could also shift rapidly toward the president as his campaign begins reaching out to Black communities to discuss how his policies have led to historic gains for black Americans. This includes low unemployment and higher rates of both health insurance and business ownership. The Democratic ticket is the anti-racist ticket, and most Black voters know that.

Republican narrative

Biden's economic policies have been so disastrous that he's losing millions of Black and Brown voters. Instead of promising to do better as president, and encouraging them to take charge of their own lives as Americans, he's telling them to fear racism around every corner as the greatest threat to prosperity. Biden's failed excuses are so apparent that even the most loyal Democratic voters are turning away from him.

Metaculus Prediction

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