Ever since President Donald Trump emerged as a serious political contender, voices on the left and in the mainstream media have insisted that he’s openly racist.
Of course, the evidence doesn’t really back this up. The New York businessman was known to be friends with countless people from many backgrounds, and even prominent civil rights figures like Jesse Jackson praised Trump before he announced that he was running for president.
Now, it looks the like the “Trump is racist” narrative is failing to resonate with a surprising demographic: black Americans.
Despite being almost endlessly slammed by the media, Trump’s approval ratings with black voters appear to be climbing since he took office.
Even a poll conducted by the NAACP — one of the most well-known black liberal groups in America — revealed that while there’s still a long way to go, Trump is faring much better with the black community than many of his Republican predecessors.
That poll put Trump’s support among black Americans at 21 percent. No, it doesn’t seem very high … but when you consider how low past Republicans have fared with minorities, it looks downright magnificent.
It’s also bad news for Democrats. The left has long relied on black Americans voting blue at the polls, and if that demographic continues to walk away from liberal politicians, the ability of Democrats to win future elections is in serious jeopardy.
“The Democrats heavily depend on 90-plus-percent turnout and 90-plus-percent support for Democrats among African-Americans. If that level of support falls to 71%, the game is more or less over,” explained American Thinker.
Today’s @realDonaldTrump approval ratings among black voters: 29%
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) August 2, 2018
If black voters begin to vote Republican in higher numbers or simply stay home on election day, the numbers say that Democrats just can’t win.
The NAACP poll putting black opposition to Trump at 79 percent brings the left precariously close to that tipping point — and other polls show the president doing even better with blacks.
“(Donald Trump’s) approval ratings among black voters: 29%,” stated Rasmussen Reports, a respected polling group, a week ago. “This time last year: 15%.”
That suggests that black opposition to Trump is right at 71 percent … yes, exactly at the “tipping point” beyond which Democrats cannot win future presidential elections. And Trump keeps doing better with blacks, not worse.
One look at the 2012 contest between Romney and Obama paints a dire picture for Democrats.
“Had people voted (in November 2012) at the same rates they did in 2004, when black turnout was below its current historic levels, Republican Mitt Romney would have won (the 2012 election) narrowly,” explained Fox News five years ago, based on analysis from the Associated Press.
“Romney would have erased Obama’s nearly 5 million-vote victory margin and narrowly won the popular vote if voters had turned out as they did in 2004,” reported Fox.
Remember, that 2012 election featured America’s first black president, a man who minorities rushed to support in 2008 if only to be part of history. It’s hard to imagine black enthusiasm for a candidate ever reaching Obama levels again.
No wonder the left is so desperate to discredit the president and paint conservatives as racists. There’s a major shift happening within the culture … and Democrats are the ones who are poised to lose.
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