James Carville warns Democratic Party seeing 'horrifying' numbers showing loss of young minority voters


Democratic strategist James Carville said Sunday that poll numbers showing the Democratic Party losing support among young minority voters are "horrifying" ahead of November's presidential election.

Carville, a former campaign strategist for former President Bill Clinton, made the comments on his podcast "Carville's Classroom."

"I've been very vocal about this," Carville said. "It's horrifying our numbers among younger voters, particularly younger Blacks, younger Latinos … younger people of color. Particularly males."

"We're not shedding them, they're leaving in droves," he added.

Last year, a Gallup survey found 66% of Black adults leaned or identified as a Democrat compared to 19% who said they either leaned or identified as a Republican, a 19-point dip from the advantage Democrats held in 2020 and the closest margin in at least 25 years.

The poll also found 47% of Hispanics identified as Democrats while 35% identified as Republican. In 2021, 57% of Hispanics identified as Democrats and 26% described themselves as Republicans.

Black and Hispanic voters are key Democratic voting blocs, and President Biden has also been losing support from both demographics, as he prepares to take on former President Trump in November.

A USA Today/Suffolk University poll published in January found Biden's support among Black voters was at 63%, a 24-point drop from the 87% he had in 2020.

The poll also found that Trump had an advantage over Biden among Hispanic voters by a margin of 39% to 34% and voters under the age of 35 by a margin of 37% to 33%.... (Read more)

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