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BlackTrack – October 2021

The October BlackTrack Report highlights the survey’s top tracking questions related to President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ performance. The survey detected increasing malaise and disapproval toward Biden and Democrats. For example, in October, 56% of respondents said they felt that the Democratic Party takes Black voters for granted, a 14% jump from the June BlackTrack survey. Also, 25% of participants disapproved of Congressional Democrats’ job performance, more than double the proportion who said the same in June. 

BlackTrack is a monthly subscription-based survey by HIT Strategies to track the evolving opinions of Black voters. The October BlackTrack was conducted via an online, double opt-in panel between October 8-13, 2021, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence level. The recurring monthly national survey of 1,000 Black voters (ages 18+) monitors current Black voters’ attitudes on social and political issues. In addition, it disaggregates the data into demographic groups to understand the full diversity of Black voters’ attitudes. A proportion of BlackTrack data is proprietary and available for subscribers.

Top Tracking Questions (June – October)

TQ: Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statement: The Democratic Party takes Black voters for granted.

TQ: What do you think the president’s top priorities have been? Please select top 3.

TQ: What issues should President Biden’s top priority be to improve your community? Please select top 3.

TQ: How likely are you to vote in the 2022 elections for governor, members of Congress, and other state and local offices?

TQ: Do you APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of the way that Democrats are handling their job in the United States Congress?

TQ: Do you APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of the way Kamala Harris is handling her job as vice president of the United States?

TQ: Do you APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of the job that Joe Biden is doing in addressing the needs of Black people? 

TQ: Do you APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president of the United States? 

Thinking about the direction in which the country is headed, generally speaking, are you very satisfied, satisfied, dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied with the direction in which the country is headed?

October BlackTrack