A new poll showing former President Donald Trump’s growing approval rating among black voters visibly shocked CNN hosts and an assembled panel during a segment.
The panel reacted to the New York Times/Siena College poll, which showed Trump leading President Biden in four of five swing states.
Further, the poll highlighted a low confidence gap regarding the ability to handle the economy, with an overwhelming majority of voters preferring Trump.
However, the worst for Biden was his approval rating among Black voters, which ruffled the feathers at CNN.
According to the poll, 22 percent of black voters favor Trump, marking a massive spike from the 2020 election when he had just 10 percent of the black vote.
“Twenty-two percent of black voters behind Trump,” NN’s Harlow said in response to the survey.
“That is not seen in the modern era for a Republican frontrunner, right?”
“It’s startling,” added CNN analyst Natasha Alford.
“I looked at the Democratic response, Kevin Munoz, the spokesman for Biden, and this idea that, you know, we have a year. We can turn things around.”
“I think you have to look at this being a challenge from the very beginning, right?” she continued.
“Black voters from the very beginning were saying that, ‘We will help you get Joe Biden into office, but, you know, this is not necessarily our preference.'”
“This was about democracy and saving democracy, and so here we are a year later. He has not been able to change their impression.”
She then noted a number of economic factors, inculdung rising costs of living and lack of wage growth.
“So ‘Bidenomics,’ all of the things that Biden has done to try to connect, it’s not connecting with this group,” Alford said.
Biden’s slipping approval rating among black voters is becoming more obvious.
Earlier this year, an ABC poll showed Biden’s approval rating among the key demographic is down by a net of 35 percentage points.