72 percent of Democratic voters say it's 'important' Biden VP pick be woman of color

72 percent of Democratic voters say it's 'important' Biden VP pick be woman of color
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Nearly three-fourths of Democratic voters surveyed in a new poll say that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat touts resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress Science denialism in the new administration Jill Biden to offer input on helping reunite separated immigrant families: report MORE should pick a woman of color as his running mate in November.

In the USA Today/Suffolk poll, 72 percent of surveyed Democrats said that it was "somewhat" or "very important" that Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, choose a woman of color to be his running mate. Only 26 percent said that it "not very" or "not at all" important.

Biden signaled months ago that he would pick a woman of color as his running mate, but his campaign has said that a decision won't be made until around the beginning of August.


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Younger Democrats in the new poll, those under 25, view the issue as more important than older Democrats, with 85 percent saying that it was very or somewhat important. 

The survey of 345 Democrats, conducted from last Thursday through Monday, has a margin of error of 5.3 percentage points.