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What Do Black Voters Want In The 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate?

Black Futures Lab released a report about the interests of black voters
Black Futures Lab released a report about the interests of black voters
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Black voters are expected to play an important role in the 2020 Democratic primary.

In such a wide, record-setting field, they are a top-of-mind demographic for candidates to appeal to, meaning that understanding their priorities is valuable.

According to a recent poll commissioned by the Black Economic Alliance released yesterday, 77 percent of respondents said that affordable health care, college affordability and creating more jobs with benefits were “extremely important issues.”

Another recent survey by the Black Census Project also looked at black voter priorities, specifically for marginalized constituents within that demographic, and found that the most politically engaged black voters feel ignored by democrats.

With the democratic primary approaching, we dig into the most important issues for black voters in 2020.

If you are a black voter, we want to hear from you about which issues are most important to you in this primary and presidential election. Call us at 866-893-5722 to weigh in.


Guy Molyneux, partner at Hart Research Associates; he led the research team conducting the Black Economic Alliance Phone/Online Survey

Leah Wright Rigueur, associate professor of public policy at Harvard University and author of “The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power” (Princeton University Press, 2016)