Democrats Lose Ground With Black and Hispanic Adults

February 07, 2024

However, Democrats have lost ground among some of their traditionally stronger support groups while gaining ground with others. Democrats' leads among Hispanic adults and adults aged 18 to 29 have slid nearly as much, resulting in Democrats' holding only a modest edge among both groups. Two-thirds of Black adults (66%) identify as Democratic or lean that way, whereas 19% identify as or lean Republican. As a result, the gap between the two groups’ party preferences has remained steady since 2018. Democrats’ reduced support among Black and Hispanic adults should be especially concerning for the party, given Republicans’ continued strength among White adults, who remain the majority of the electorate.