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Support For Kanye West Presidential Bid Is Really Low According To National Poll

Kanye West was recently removed from the Illinois presidential ballot for invalid signatures.

Kanye West and his presidential bid isn’t fairing well. Not only has he been removed from presidential ballots recently, but a new poll shows that people aren’t really in support of the presidential hopeful either.

On Wednesday, Politico-Morning Consult released a national poll showing that West has only garnered two percent support. Per Politico:

West garnered 2 percent support overall among registered voters, 7 points behind the “no opinion” option. His support among African American voters is just as meager — 2 percent — and Biden’s 9-point national lead over Trump is unmoved with or without West on the ballot.

In a report on the poll, Politico spoke with political strategists about West’s run for president, and how it’s not fairing well among Black people and non-Black people of color.

“I think a lot of people of color view Kanye’s bid for the presidency as a quixotic one, and they don’t see him as being legitimate for the office. It’s more of yet another Kanye publicity stunt,” Ron Christie, a Black Republican strategist and former aide to Dick Cheney, said. ‘Democrats traditionally get 90-plus percent of the black vote. I think a lot of people are going to look at Kanye and just say, ‘I don’t think so.'”

Recently, West was removed from the Illinois presidential ballot because half of his signatures included with documents to be put on the ballot were ruled invalid by election officials. Last week, West selected an official vice president candidate, Michelle Tidball. The 57-year-old white woman and West began their political partnership when the two met in Cody, Wyoming. She works at a dentist’s office and calls herself an “online prophet” since she teaches an online Bible study.

The New York Times is reporting that last weekend, Kanye met with Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife, Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, in Colorado. In a tweet, Kanye revealed the three of them discussed Powernomics, a book about Black economic empowerment by Dr. Claude Anderson.

“I’m willing to do a live interview with the New York [Times] about my meeting with Jared,” he wrote, “where we discussed Dr Claude Anderson’s book Powernomics.”

 

According to the Times, Kanye didn’t elaborate much on the meeting. “Instead,” the report reads, “[West] expressed anger about abortion rates among Black women and said he didn’t reflexively support Democrats.”

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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