Joe Biden may have made a big mistake in choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate.
Democrats and their media allies pressured Biden to pick a woman of color, but a recent poll found that many black Americans are not excited about Harris.
In fact, one third of them said they were less likely to vote for Biden based on his choice of Harris.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Kamala Harris divides blacks: One-third diss pick, now ‘less likely’ to vote for Biden
In a surprise, Joe Biden’s pick of Sen. Kamala Harris, the first black woman on a presidential ticket, has divided the black vote in a potentially damaging way.
In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, one of the first since Biden chose Harris, a third of likely voters who were black said they are “less likely” to vote for the Democratic ticket, a third said they were “more likely” to back it, and about a third said it will either have no impact on their choice or weren’t sure.
Still, black voters have a favorable view of the California senator. Some 37% have a “very favorable” opinion of her compared to 28% of white voters.
Biden has recently made a handful of gaffes seen as damaging his effort to shore up the normally Democratic black vote. Party officials said they hoped that Harris would help Biden win the 90% of the black vote Democrats commonly get.
But the Rasmussen poll is a red flag. And it follows other recent polls by the firm that show support for President Trump.
In July, Rasmussen reported that Trump’s approval among black likely voters was 36 percent.
JULY 2020 – FULL MONTH JOB APPROVAL SUMMARY
National Likely Voter (LV) Job Approval of @POTUS – 47%
Men LV App – 49%
Women LV App – 44%
GOP LV App – 79%
Dem LV App – 23%
Ind LV App – 41%
White LV App – 48%
Black Total LV App – 36% !
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) August 7, 2020
If that’s even close to accurate, Biden and Harris are in big trouble.