Joe Biden continues to hold a wide lead in the Democratic primary among African Americans, according to a new poll that also shows black voters believe the former vice president would do the best job on most of the issues important to them.
In the crowded Democratic field, Biden has 44 percent support — 29 percentage points higher than Sen, Bernie Sanders, who comes in second among African American likely primary voters, according to the survey for the BlackPAC political action committee.
“Voters are looking for a few things: someone who understands their issues and will act on them, someone they know and can trust and they’re looking for someone who can beat Donald Trump. Biden for black voters ticks off those three metrics,” said Adrianne Shropshire, executive director of the left-leaning political committee dedicated to mobilizing and engaging black voters.
The BlackPAC survey, conducted by the firm Normington Petts, polled 800 African Americans nationwide from Nov. 21-27 and has an error margin of 3.5 percentage points.
The survey results arrive at a crucial time in the Democratic primary, which began with a historically diverse field of candidates.