Poll reveals surge of pro-Trump support among black males

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

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A tidbit of information buried in a recent poll may be indicative of the positive impact President Donald Trump is having on a traditionally pro-Democrat voting bloc.

A new nationwide poll shows that almost a third of male African-American voters would vote to reelect President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election next fall against any Democratic challenger. The Hill's report on the recent Hill-HarrisX poll highlighted the statistic that 85 percent of black voters would vote for any Democratic presidential nominee over Trump – but omitted reporting on the surge of black male voters who now side with Trump over a generic Democratic opponent.

"The Hill reported the data deceptively by claiming that an overwhelming majority of black voters would support a Democrat in 2020 over President Trump," Big League Politics reported. "The fake news did not mention Trump's impressive support among black male voters in their report about the poll."

Even more shocking is the rise of black male support of Trump now (32%) compared to just a few years ago, when a 2016 CNN exit poll showed only 13 percent of black male voters would support him against a Democratic rival. Support for the president among black female voters is decidedly less, with only seven percent indicating in the Hill-HarrisX poll that they would choose Trump against a Democrat in 2020, compared to just four percent in the 2016 CNN poll.

The Hill also honed in on the lopsided number of black voters by party lines saying they would cast their ballot for whatever Democratic opponent Trump faces.

"Ninety-eight percent of black voters who identify as Democrat and 72 percent of those who identify as independent said they would back whoever ultimately becomes the Democratic nominee over Trump," The Hill revealed from the poll. "Just 12 percent of black voters who identify as Republican said the same."

Reason for support

The changing tide of support for Trump could be due to several factors, including the fact that his policies have resulted in record numbers of African Americans going back to work and record lows in that group's unemployment rate – in fact, rates not seen for half a century.

The rise could also be attributed to his working hand-in-hand with the black community, including his endorsement of landmark criminal justice reform legislation last year.

"President Trump … signed into law a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill after it overwhelmingly passed both chambers …," The Hill's Chris Rodrigo reported in December. "The bill – called the First Step Act – reduces mandatory minimum sentences in certain instances and expands on 'good time credits' for well-behaved prisoners looking for shorter sentences. It also instructs the Department of Justice to establish a risk and needs assessment system to classify inmate's risk and provide guidance on 'housing, grouping, and program assignment.'"

The bill was sent to Trump's desk just before Christmas after he did extensive ground work to make sure it passed overwhelmingly; it had been approved by the Senate 87–12 and 358–36 by the House.

"The bill's passage was a significant victory for Trump and his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who was involved in negotiations over the bill," Rodrigo noted. "Criminal justice reform was one of Kushner's major policy goals since arriving in the White House."

Third factor

Rap star Kanye West's endorsement of Trump for president – coinciding with his newfound declared saving faith in Jesus Christ – has also reportedly helped resonate the president's popularity among African-American men.

"West stirred controversy in April by distributing a selfie of him[self] wearing Trump's signature Make America Great Again hat," WND reported earlier this week.

Since then, West has been verbal publicly about his unapologetic support for Trump, while condemning Democrats, the mainstream media and the entertainment industry for falsely portraying the president as racist and for bullying his fellow African Americans to vote Democrat as a cultural imperative.

While appearing last Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, West reflected on the hatred entertainers have generated against Trump and divulged the reason behind his support of the president.

"Just as a musician, African-American, guy out in Hollywood – all these different things, you know – everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me," West told Kimmel. "And then told me every time I said I liked Trump that I couldn't say it out loud or my career would be over; I'd get kicked out of the black community because blacks – we're supposed to have a monolithic thought. We can only … be Democrats and all."

He said it wasn't easy to publicize his political views with the intolerant left.

"I didn't have the confidence to take on the world and the possible backlash, and it took me a year-and-a-half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat – no matter what the consequences were," West shared with the liberal talk-show host.

West felt convicted to not let others intimidate him or dictate what kind of political views he should or shouldn't have.

"And what it represented to me is not about policies – because I'm not a politician like that – but it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt … no matter what anyone said, in saying, 'You can't bully me,'" he shared with Kimmel and his audience. "Liberals can't bully me. News can't bully me. The hip-hop community – they can't bully me."

The black community's increased support of the president over the last few years – as he continues to work toward improving its social and financial situation – is seen as a major reason why the Democratic Party has ramped-up its efforts to oust Trump from office before the 2020 election.

"It's no wonder why the Democrats are so desperate to impeach President Trump before he can make it to the 2020 presidential election," Shane Trejo concluded in his Big League Politics story. "They are increasingly nervous that he is unbeatable next year, with his impressive level of support from one of their most reliable constituencies."

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