MSNBC’s Al Sharpton urges the Biden campaign to take the lack of Black voter enthusiasm seriously

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The Rev. Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC, warned that the Biden administration will have to take a lack of enthusiasm among young and Black voters to defeat former President Trump in a hypothetical rematch in 2024.

“There is a lack of enthusiasm among young voters, especially young Black voters, the Biden campaign needs to take seriously. ” Sharpton said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Sharpton compared Biden’s re-election campaign to a competitive boxing match, suggesting that the best fighters are told they’re behind even when they’re winning so they don’t get too complacent.

He then urged the campaign to tell Black voters that the Justice Department “has prosecuted more federal civil rights cases” involving young Black victims than any other administration.


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Al Sharpton urged the Biden administration to take the lack of enthusiasm among Black voters seriously. (Photo by John Nacion/Getty Images/Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

“They need to be saying that to young voters, to Black voters, saying, you compare our record and ask what the Department of Justice is doing for cases like this under Donald Trump. The question is, you have to make voters feel that you are. not on Biden’s side, you’re on your own. If you’re alone, you have to bet on it,” Sharpton said, in a clip noted by the Daily Caller.

A recent NBC News national poll found President Biden trailing Trump among young voters between 18 and 34, with the former president receiving 46% of their support in comparison to 42% for Biden.

Biden previously capitalized on young voters in 2020, beating Trump by 20 points with voters aged 18 to 29.

Other recent polls have reported similar results.

The media is in a TIZZY after the polls show that Trump is leading in key states:”

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An NBC poll released Sunday showed Donald Trump ahead of President Biden in the 2024 general election race. (Left: (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images), Right: (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images))

In a Fox News poll Mr. Biden was up only 7 points among the age group, while a national CNN poll had Trump ahead of Biden by 1 point among young voters.

A November 5 New York Times-Siena College poll found Trump ahead of Biden by 10 points in Nevada, six points in Georgia, five points in both Arizona and Michigan, and four points in Pennsylvania. In Wisconsin, Biden held a two-point lead over Trump. Biden won all six states in 2020, but the poll also found that 22% of Black voters now prefer Trump after he received only 8% of the Black vote among those states in in 2020.

“Black voters are more disconnected from the Democratic Party than they have been in decades, frustrated by what many see as inaction on their political priorities and disenchanted with the -seated Biden, a candidate they helped lift to the White House just three years ago, “said Times. reporters Maya King and Lisa Lerer wrote.

Democratic pollster Celinda Lake told The Times Biden’s political activism has not been “present enough” for Black voters. Another pollster, who once worked for President Obama, told the paper he was worried about the turnout.

Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.

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