Two recent polls show a colossal shift of black voters now supporting President Donald Trump – up from just 8% in 2016 to more than one in three African American voters today.
“Both Emerson and Rasmussen are reporting black American support for President Trump is at 34%,” Rasmussen tweeted Sunday.
A jump in Trump popularity
More accurately, the Emerson poll registered 34.5% black support for Trump, which is almost exactly twice what it was last month – an ironic twist considering Democrats are ramping up their efforts to impeach the president, which has been extensively covered by the mainstream media as it continues its anti-Trump narrative.
“Remarkably, the same Emerson poll taken in October showed approval for Trump's presidency among blacks at 17.8%,” WND reported. “The most recent Emerson poll of 1,092 registered voters was conducted Nov. 17–20.”
And blacks are not the only minority group that is swaying toward Trump, with Latinos registering an even higher approval rating of the president – despite negative news coverage of his immigration policy.
“The poll also showed significant rise in approval among Hispanic voters – from 26.2% in October to 38.2% in November,” WND divulged. “Overall, the Emerson poll showed Trump’s approval at 48.3% – up from 43.2% from October.”
The figures are consistent – even when compared with polls conducted from far-left media outlets.
“An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll in mid-November showed Trump had 33% approval among non-white adults,” the independent conservative news site added.
It is contended that even though participating in polls is a bit different than actually voting, Trump could win without getting more than a third of the black vote.
"If only half of that 34% of blacks vote for Trump, it will devastate the Democrats' candidate," American Thinker Editor Thomas Lifson argued. "Democrat victories in this evenly divided nation depend on both high black turnout and high black support."
Lifson also pointed out that a large proportion of political analysts credit 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s loss to her inability to pull in the black vote – as former President Barack Obama did.
“Democrat victories in this evenly divided nation depend on both high black turnout and high black support,” he continued. “Hillary Clinton's failure to drive both elements of black support to the levels Barack Obama enjoyed was a major cause of her defeat.”
A champion of blacks
As government statistics show that Trump has gotten black unemployment down to record levels not seen for more than half a century, more and more blacks are reportedly putting their trust in a candidate who delivers and gives them more than lip service.
“This rise in black support for a Republican president is shocking but understandable,” Lifson contended. “President Trump has done more for the economic welfare of African Americans than any Democrat president, with his robust economy and limitations on illegal immigration driving up wages at the lower end of the scale.”
It was also stressed that zeroing in on the black vote should be a top priority for presidential candidates now, even though it is too early – with a year to go – to count on similar support from the black community, come November 2020.
“And for Democrats, this is a wake-up call – Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg may be leading in early state polls, but neither of them would be particularly attractive candidates in the black community,” Lifson maintained. “Mike Bloomberg may have billions to spend, but he will not get 92% support from blacks.”
A lesson to be learned can be gleaned from Trump’s support within the black community, which Democrats must take seriously if they have any hopes of rebounding from frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s loss a few years ago.
“Once this polling sinks in – assuming that it is replicated – it should shake up party elders, if not the base, and provide impetus for Joe Biden's candidacy,” Lifson offered. “If the convention goes to a second ballot, expect the superdelegates to shun all the candidates who are not strongly attractive to blacks.”
In elections past, Obama’s ability to use social media to his advantage proved instrumental in securing him a large percentage of the black vote when defeating former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and former Gov. Mitt Romney (D-Mass.) in 2008 and 2012.
However, Republicans and other conservative critics took issue with such a high percentage of votes in predominantly black precincts going to Obama, with the former president getting 100% of the vote in a number of precincts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2012 against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney – some with more than 10,000 voters … a virtual statistical impossibility.
And with influential African American entertainers such as Kanye West encouraging the black community to vote for Trump and stop voting for the Democratic Party – which he said was just giving blacks lip service – a continued exodus of black Democrats to the Republican ticket, come November 2020, is expected.