New Poll Finds Vast Majority Of Democrats Say It’s ‘Important’ Biden VP Pick Be Woman of Color


Seven in 10 Democrat voters in a new national poll said it is “important” for Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden to pick a woman of color as his running mate.

In a new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll, nearly three-fourths of Democratic voters surveyed said that it was very or somewhat important that Biden choose a woman of color to be his running mate. 35% said it was “very important” to them, while 37% said it was “somewhat important.” However, 16% of Democrats surveyed said it was “not at all important” that race shouldn’t be a factor in Biden’s selection of a running mate.

Among Democrats across racial lines, 75% of white Americans said it was “very“ or “somewhat important” in nominating a woman of color while 60% of Black respondents called it “very” or “somewhat important.”