9 Percent Of Black Women Say They’d Vote For Kamala Harris In The Primary, 47 Percent Support Biden

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Written by Dana Sanchez
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OAKLAND; CA – JAN 27: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks to her supporters at the official launch rally for her campaign as a candidate for President of the United States in 2020 in front of Oakland City Hall at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on January 27, 2019; in Oakland, California. Credit: Christopher Victorio/imageSPACE/MediaPunch /IPX

Just 9 percent of Black women said they’ll vote for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in the Democratic presidential primary, according to a new Morning Consult poll.

By contrast, 47 percent of Black women surveyed for the poll said
former Vice President Joe Biden is their top choice for the Democratic nominee, while 18 percent said they’d vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

The surveys were conducted from April 22-28 based on 15,475 registered voters, The Hill reported.

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In 2016, 94 percent of Black women voted for Hillary Clinton in the general election, according to CNN exit polls. In 2012, President Barack Obama won 96 percent of the Black female vote.

Sanders and Biden are both older than 70 and “rose at a time when women were seen, but not always heard,” columnist Laura Washington wrote. “They must do more than pander in generalities. They must demonstrate they are not tone-deaf on the issues that are critical to women of color.”

Not everyone’s excited about Biden’s entry in the 2020 presidential race.

“I’m over white men running the country,” said LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of Black Voters Matter, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “To ignite the kind of base that needs to be ignited to beat Trump, I’m not sure he moves them.”