Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons

A new Pew Research poll finds Democrats deeply racially divided over their presidential nomination going to a 78-year-old white man.

“(A)fter a primary campaign that saw the most diverse group of candidates in the party’s history – including six women, several black, Hispanic and Asian candidates and the first openly gay contender – 41% of Democratic registered voters say they are bothered that the likely Democratic nominee for the 2020 election is a white man in his 70s,” Pew reports.

But the split isn’t where most people would expect.

Among black Democrats, only 28 percent report feeling bothered by Biden’s race and age. Among Hispanic Democrats, the figure is statistically the same, at 30 percent.

But white Democrats are almost twice as likely as black and Hispanic Democrats to be offended by the fact Biden is white.

Among white Democrats, 49 percent say they are bothered by Biden being a white man his 70s, while 51 percent say they are not bothered.

Those most likely to be offended by Biden’s race are young white liberals with college degrees.

Those least likely to be offended by Biden’s race are older, black, and have a high school education.

“Democratic voters who are bothered that the likely nominee is an older white man are more liberal, more educated, younger and more likely to be white than those who are not bothered, according to the survey, which was conducted just after Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign,” Pew reports.

“Democratic voters with a postgraduate degree are the only educational group in which a majority (58%) say they are bothered the likely Democratic nominee is a white man in his 70s. In contrast, 76% of those with no college experience and 59% of those with some college experience are not bothered by this,” Pew continues.

Interestingly, those most likely to say they are offended by Biden being older and white largely supported white candidates like Pete Buttigieg or Elizabeth Warren, instead of young black candidates like Cory Booker and Kamala Harris or young Hispanic candidates like Joaquin Castro.

“Voters who preferred Sen. Elizabeth Warren are particularly likely to hold this view: Nearly three-quarters (73%) say this, as do 57% of those who backed Pete Buttigieg and 52% of those who supported other candidates at the beginning of the year,” Pew finds.

While 73 percent of Elizabeth Warren supporters say they are offended Biden is a white man in his 70s, Warren is a 70-year-old white woman.

That indicates that while young, white liberals are more likely to publicly declare their willingness to be offended on behalf of minorities, they won’t actually support minority candidates.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Ginger
Ginger
2 years ago

This shows that the majority of Democrats today are fake, white liberals who are racist, but try to pretend that they have white guilt and favor minorities over other whites. However, they are nothing but hypocritical elitists who only favor their own kind. Other hypocritical elitists.

Mrph
Mrph
2 years ago
Reply to  Ginger

That is correct. Total hypocrites.

Bernard Tucker
Bernard Tucker
2 years ago
Reply to  Mrph

I totally Agree

Tim
Tim
2 years ago
Reply to  Bernard Tucker

what other reason they didn’t support the blacks, the female or the Asian guy ? Nothing but hypocrites, said in 2016 they didn’t want GOD or white men running the party. A senile sniffer and Satan is a much better choice. Good luck….your gonna need it (& voter fraud)

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
2 years ago
Reply to  Ginger

And the only ppl ‘shocked’ are other white fakers, who’ve embraced ‘PC’ as their ‘new’ morality…cus they’re morally-bankrupt?

R B
R B
2 years ago

Where is the poll on how Americans are offended by the fact that the Democrat candidate for President is suffering from senility? Surely there must be a large percentage of Americans who realize that Biden isn’t mentally qualified to be President.
Personally I’m more concerned about the cognitive decline exhibited by Biden and the fact that he isn’t mentally qualified to be President than I am about his race.

Mike
Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  R B

I think the Democratic Party has chosen a candidate that will do the bidding of the Party and it’s financial sources. Anyone with a mind of their own might have ideas of their own. Have you notices both Clinton and Biden promise to further the agenda that Barack Obama was working on? They never promised to bring anything new to the table. I’ve been wondering if Biden were elected, he would be the public face of an Obama 3rd term. There’s a reason the Obama’s did not retire to Illinois at the end of his term; rather choosing to purchase a new estate 3 blocks from the White House.

Barbara M
Barbara M
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

I know Obama’s bought a home on the East coast worth $14 million think it was. Michelle commented she has no plans for politics and she stated she writes books now. Obama is on the lecture tour. I think just maybe since Hillary volunteered to assist Biden she sees her opportunity to get back in politics as she has always envied to do! I BELIEVE TRUMP WILL WIN THE 2020 ELECTION‼️????

CommonSense4America
2 years ago
Reply to  R B

This isn’t about Biden at all. The DNC will tell Biden who his VP will be in the hopes that he will get elected. Within his first year Biden will resign, for health reasons, and the VP will become President. The VP will be someone that doesn’t have the desire or patience to ‘run’ for the office of President. Can we all screech Hillary or Michelle? That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Donna
Donna
2 years ago

Isn’t that reverse racism ?? It just shows you that white democrats are racists….they are racists …..they don’t even like their own race …white people …..if that doesn’t prove they are NUTS ….I give up !!! We are not suppose to judge any people by their color…..that includes white people !!!

Barbara M
Barbara M
2 years ago
Reply to  Donna

AGREE with you Donna!!