Joe Biden promised he’d win the upcoming South Carolina primary during his opening remarks at the Democratic debate, but recent polling shows his chances of earning his first primary victory are slipping.
“I’ve worked like the devil to earn the vote in the African American community,” Biden said Tuesday in the final debate before Saturday’s voting. “I intend to win South Carolina, and I will win the African American vote here in South Carolina.”
An ABC News/ Washington Post poll released this month found the former vice president’s support by black Democrats dropped from 51% to 32% from January to February.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination, has seen his black support nearly double from 15% to 27%.