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As Election Nears, Black Approval Rating of Trump Hits Historic High

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Almost from the first moment he entered the political realm with the announcement of his presidential candidacy in 2015, Donald Trump has been denounced and smeared by the Democratic Party and their allies

These groups paint Trump as some sort of hateful bigoted racist against minorities, specifically black Americans.

To hear only the liberal media report it, one would assume that the feeling is quite mutual among monolithic black Americans in regards to President Trump — with the rare exception of a Trump-supporting black individual like Kanye West or Candace Owens, isolated and abused with intolerant smears designed to discredit them among other minorities.

But the reality of the situation is that black Americans are not some monolithic group that all think the same way.

An increasing number of black Americans have begun to reject the liberal dogma they’ve been force-fed for years and have, at the very least, become open-minded with regard to Trump, the Republican Party and conservatism in general.

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Such a shift had already been showing up in various polls conducted over the past year, but a new poll just released by Rasmussen is garnering attention as it places black support for Trump at a historic high, little more than one week prior to the incredibly crucial midterm elections.

The Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking poll for Monday, Oct. 29, placed total approval for Trump at 50 percent with 49 percent of respondents registering disapproval of the president.

However, the big news was contained within the breakdown of the total approval and disapproval numbers, as it showed black support for the Republican president at a record high of 40 percent.

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Comparatively, the Rasmussen poll showed total approval and disapproval among likely white voters and “others” at 53-47 and 47-52, respectively.

More broadly, that includes an approval/disapproval rating of 50-50 among men and a somewhat surprising 50-48 among women … surprising given the liberal media’s alternate narrative that Trump is a raging misogynist and sexist who hates all women, in addition to being a bigoted racist.

Among likely U.S. voters who are black, some 25 percent “strongly approve” of President Trump while 54 percent “strongly disapprove.” The fact that roughly a quarter of black voters “strongly approve” of a president who is routinely smeared as being a hateful racist is rather significant, but the news gets even better.

Factoring in soft approval with the strong approval, Rasmussen found that about four out of every ten likely black American voters support the president, while nearly six in ten, 58 percent, disapprove of Trump.

Again, in comparison, 37 percent of white voters “strongly approve” of Trump while 41 percent “strongly disapprove,” and the breakdown for others who felt “strongly” was 33 percent approve and 43 percent disapprove.

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To be sure, those overall numbers still place Trump underwater with black Americans in terms of support, but a support level of 40 percent is significantly higher than the 10-15 percent support he earned in the 2016 election.

A support level of 40 percent is also much higher than what the media would have you believe it is now and effectively puts the black vote “in play” going forward, something Democrats most certainly don’t want to see.

As a result of their obsession with identity politics and incessant shouts of racism over the past few decades, Democrats have made the black vote an integral part of their political strategy in election years — so much so that they require upwards of 80-90 percent of the black vote in order to remain competitive nationwide, having ignored or rejected and lost the vote of a substantial portion of the blue-collar white working class.

If anywhere near 40 percent of black voters break ranks with the Democrats in the upcoming elections — both 2018 and 2020 — and vote for Republicans and Trump, that could very well prove devastating to Democrat electoral chances.

This is a “Yuuuugggeee” development that undoubtedly will be ignored or downplayed by Democrats and the liberal media, who will point to other polls historically skewed in their favor to show that black voters don’t support Trump, but we will all see what happens on Election Day. Keep in mind, however, that Rasmussen was one of the most accurate polls in 2016, when virtually all others were decisively wrong

If these numbers put forward by Rasmussen are anywhere close to reality, Democrats can wave goodbye to any sort of political majority for the foreseeable future.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
Birthplace
Louisiana
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American
Education
The School of Life
Location
Little Rock, Arkansas
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English
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