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Some startling revelations from a Senate hearing this week were totally ignored by the major broadcast networks – to no one's surprise, says a media watchdog.
A conservative black activist says he is not surprised poll numbers show dismal support for Joe Biden among pivotal black voters, which means President Trump is poised to win their support in November.
For decades the Democratic Party has enjoyed a virtual monopoly over the black vote, and 2016 was no exception: Hillary Clinton reportedly took 92 percent of the black vote over Donald Trump.
In a new poll conducted by John Zogby Strategies and EMI Research Solutions, Joe Biden has the support of 77 percent of black voters while 14 percent back President Trump.
According to The Washington Examiner, Biden leads Trump 49-24 percent in that poll, which is a drop from a May figure of 54-41 percent.
Regarding the polling, GOP officials told the Examiner that Trump is on a good path for re-election if he maintains that level of support from black voters on Election Day.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, a black Republican who represents South Carolina, has said it is “game over” for Democrats if 14 percent of black voters choose President Trump.
A second poll cited in the Examiner story, conducted by Rasmussen, found 21 percent of black voters support President Trump's re-election. The same polling firm reported support for Trump has grown in recent months despite the virus-wrecked economy, civil unrest in major cities, and poll numbers that show him trailing Joe Biden by double digits in must-win states.
Polls looking bad but voter enthusiasm on Trump's side
A 2nd Amendment advocate agrees poll numbers look troublesome for President Trump’s re-election but insists voter enthusiasm is building for a second term.
A recent Fox News poll showed President Trump trailing Joe Biden by eight points, and the closely-watched compilation of polls at RealClearPolitics.com shows Biden ahead of Trump in nearly every survey.
One organization concerned about a Joe Biden victory is Gun Owners of America, where Mike Hammond serves as legislative counsel. He says the “leftist agenda” for buying and owning firearms is dangerous but points to polling that suggests 50 percent of Trump voters are “very excited” about casting a vote for him Nov. 4.
“Whereas only 29 percent of the Biden voters were very excited,” he says. “That's a huge enthusiasm gap.”
Americans are also enthusiastic about purchasing firearms. With far-left rioters burning businesses and toppling statues, the FBI conducted a record-setting 3.9 million background checks in June. That number beat a figure of 3.7 million set in March, when the COVID-19 virus was spreading rapidly.
Jesse Lee Peterson, who leads BOND, says he agrees with Scott's prediction that Trump is poised to win thanks in part to black voters.
“That's what the Democrats are afraid of,” he tells OneNewsNow.
Trump flipped script
Democratic politicians, from big-city mayors to presidents, have traditionally enjoyed near-unanimous support from black voters who have been warned for generations that white Republicans are wealthy racists who enrich themselves while keeping blacks mired in poverty and struggling public schools.
In 2008, during the presidential race, Sen. John McCain was compared to the infamous segregationist George Wallace by Rep. John Lewis, who passed away this week, for “sowing the seeds of hatred and division” during the campaign to win the White House.
McCain, ironically, had praised Lewis on a number of occasions and had said the Georgia congressman, a hero of the Civil Rights movement, would be a source of advice if he won the White House.
“They gonna put y’all back in chains,” then-Vice President Joe Biden warned a black audience in 2012 about then-candidate Mitt Romney.
Then came Donald J. Trump, the political outsider. The trash-talking real estate mogul turned traditional politics on its head, starting with the 2016 GOP primary where his announcement was mocked as a publicity stunt. But the GOP watched voters abandon better-known, well-disciplined candidates for the crude but straight-talking outsider whose campaign famously lacked organization and cash, and still won 35 states on Election Day.
Once in the White House, President Trump has not ignored the GOP's lack out outreach to black Americans. During the first term President Trump has worked with Sen. Scott on “Opportunity Zones” that target high-poverty areas for free-market economic improvement, and the President also worked with GOP-hater Van Jones to pass criminal justice reform.
Jones, who was outed as a radical Leftist during the Obama administration, commented that Trump is “on his way to becoming the uniter-in-Chief” for supporting the First Step Act.
More recently, President Trump has sprinkled some speeches with references to “school choice,” a reference to giving families the financial freedom to choose schooling for their kids. School choice has been predictably denounced by Democrats but, if passed into law, it would break the far-left teachers unions that enjoy influence over public schools, especially in urban areas that are Democratic strongholds, and where future Democratic voters walk the hallways.
Biden, meanwhile, called President Trump the country's first "racist" President this week at a virtual town hall organized by the SEIU, a powerful union.
“The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they’re from, is absolutely sickening,” the former vice president said. “No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never."
'Token' black fights back
Sen. Scott, meanwhile, recently led GOP efforts to push for police reform after the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd. After introducing the Justice Act, which was influenced by the senator's own problems with police in the past, Scott witnessed a Democratic senator mock his bill as a "token" effort, suspecting what that word really meant for the only black GOP senator.
Days later, Democratic leaders reportedly walked out of Scott's office, and ran from the Justice Act, even after the senator offered a compromise: Allow them to introduce amendments to the bill, which they had demanded.
In a fiery floor speech, Scott said it is clear Democrats want to "punt this ball" of police reform until after Election Day so they can pass their own bill later if they win the White House. That hurts the black community that is demanding action, he went on to say, which Democrats are willing to do because they have a "monopoly" on the black vote.
"The most loyal part of the Democrat construct are black communities," Scott said. "And no matter the loyalty of the people, the return they get will always continue to go down because, in monopolies, you start devaluing your customers."
According to Peterson, the poll's promising figure of 14 percent is likely higher among blacks who quietly support what President Trump is doing.
“For the first time,” Peterson says, “I'm hearing more and more people who are black, who are paying attention now, they are saying that they're going to vote for Trump."
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