Kamala Harris is Top Choice Among Women of Color for 2020
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) claimed more than 71% of the vote among politically involved women of color as their top choice among 2020 contenders, according to a straw poll released Tuesday by the group She the People. Among those surveyed, nearly 50% identify as African American, nearly 40% identify as Latinx, more than 16% identify as AAPI, and more than 5% as Native American. Women of color comprise a crucial voting bloc for the Democratic party. Democrats’ 2018 midterm wins across the country were dependent on voters of color, particularly Black voters, as a majority of white voters supported Republicans, according to a poll conducted by the African American Research Collaborative in collaboration with Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. A whopping 90% of Black voters supported Democratic House candidates, compared to just 53% of all voters; 45% of white voters; 73% of Latinos; and 72% of AAPI voters. Moreover, the Democratic primary schedule will run through states with high populations of people of color. This may be the first presidential election to drastically reflect the changing demographics of the country. More here.