Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was celebrated in the media for his skyrocketing campaign, but a new poll shows he has an Achilles’ heel among a very influential demographic.
The Post and Courier-Change Research Poll shows that although front-runner Joe Biden enjoys enormous support from the African-American community, Buttigieg has none at all.
The openly gay South Bend, Indiana, mayor has zero percent support among African-Americans.
Biden has 58 percent support in the demographic, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is in second place with 15 percent support among African-Americans.
California Senator Kamala Harris (D) comes in third with 12 percent support among African-Americans.
South Carolina is seen as a pivotal state for the primary as it comes early in the race, and can catapult an ailing campaign into the forefront. But without support from African-Americans, that seems very unlikely for Buttigieg.
Buttigieg was criticized for uttering the phrase, “All Lives Matter,” which later came to be seen as a rebuttal to the slogan of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. He apologized for that gaffe and promised never to say the phrase again.
In a recent CNN poll, Buttigieg garnered 47 percent support to the president’s 44 percent support.
Here’s more about Buttigeig’s weakness:
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