Waning enthusiasm from Black voters presents an inflection point for Biden’s campaign – By Curtis Bunn (NBC News) / Nov 20, 2023
One Black voter from Ohio says it’s concerning that even he isn’t considering a vote for Biden to be a “no-brainer.”
R. John Thomas, of Cincinnati, said he did not participate in a new NBC News poll indicating 20% of Black voters would consider voting for Donald Trump if the presidential election were held today. But if he had been polled, Thomas said, he is not sure what his response would have been.
This alarmed him. “It should be a no-brainer,” he said.
“I’m not a Trump supporter — let’s make that clear,” he said. “But I was concerned about President Biden. What has he done for Black people, who were a big reason for him winning? You hear that noise coming from the other side and you think, ‘It’s the same ol’, same old’: People begging for our votes, but not doing anything for us after they get it.”
“But I’m not panicking. The election is a year out,” Thomas, 37, added. “The picture will get focused over time. It’s all cloudy now. But it’s still concerning.”