Young Black Voters 3 Times More Likely to Trust GOP Than Older Black Voters, Partially Thanks to Trump: FiveThirtyEight Study

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Younger Black voters are more skeptical of Democrats than older generations, partially thanks to President Donald Trump, according to a FiveThirtyEight analysis published Wednesday.

Terrance Woodbury of the research firm HIT said younger voters had been influenced by “systemic cynicism” of political institutions, according to FiveThirtyEight, in addition to policy measures enacted by Trump. “In focus groups, according to Woodbury, younger Black voters often mention the criminal justice reform bill that the president signed into law, his support for increased funding for historically Black colleges and the low Black unemployment rate before the coronavirus outbreak.”

Citing a survey conducted over the summer  by American University’s Black Swing Voter Project, the analysis noted that
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