Saturday, May 12, 2018

Black Support For Trump Is Rising Into The Danger Zone For Democrats

I remember back in 2016 before the election the Washington Post reported that Trump was getting "zero" percent of the vote from the Black community. 
Besides being complete bullshit.  It was also a very familiar scare tactic by the media towards African Americans.  The message was clear.  Black people have no business voting Republican and if one is considering it, there's a heavy social price to pay.  This is how the Democrat Party and the media keeps blacks in line voting Democrat.  However, Trump is unlike any other GOPer to come the pike.  Black and Latino unemployment is at their lowest levels in history because of his policies.    

 M. Joseph Sheppar at The Federalist writes:

If black support for Trump gets into double figures, the Democratic Party will have to look for different themes than Russia, Stormy Daniels, and other such nonsense.

 The latest YouGov/Economist poll (May 6-8), one of a few that comprehensively breaks down support by ethnicity, has some frightening news for the Democratic Party.
While President Trump’s approval holds steady among registered voters at 41 percent, his support among blacks in this poll is striking. If it holds for 2020, it could be devastating for Democrats. Among African-Americans, 16 percent approve of Trump, 10 percent are not sure, and 75 percent disapprove.

While that sounds highly negative, these are high positives for a Republican politician among black Americans. Approval of 16 percent is 8 points higher than the 8 percent of black voter support Trump received on election day 2016, and 9 points higher than the black vote Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received in 2012. The “Not Sure” at 10 percent is staggering, and the 75 percent “disapprove” rating is consistent with the low 70 percent aggregate found in any YouGov poll among this demographic.

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