Sunday, August 02, 2020
Is It Important That Biden Choose A Black Woman As V.P.?
The chart above reflects the results of the Yahoo News / YouGov Poll -- done between July 28th and 30th of a national sample of 1,084 registered voters, with about a 3.3 point margin of error.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will be picking his vice-presidential running mate in the next couple of weeks. He has said he will choose a woman.
But the talking heads on cable news programs are all debating whether that choice should be a Black woman. The Yahoo News poll decided to ask Americans (registered voters) whether that is important or not. As the results shown above shows, most Americans don't think it's important. Only 36% (white bars) say it is important the candidate be Black, while 63% (orange bars) say it's not important.
There are about 12 candidates getting serious consideration, and several of them are Blacks.
Personally, I like all 12 of those candidates, and I would happily support any of them. I would like to see a Black get the nod, but I doubt it's important. That's because this election doesn't hinge on Biden's choice. It didn't even hinge on who the Democratic candidate was.
I have said it before, and I still believe it -- this election is a referendum on Donald Trump. The voters are deciding one thing -- to kick Trump out of the White House or allow him to stay. I don't think Biden's choice will make any difference in how the voters decide that question.