Laura Ingraham called it “The Trump/Kanye Effect.”
Democrats should be calling it terrifying.
Because if President Donald Trump is making the kind of inroads among black voters that a recent poll suggests, that Democrat “blue wave” predicted for the November midterms might be evaporating before it even gets started.
According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll from April 29, the percentage of black male voters who approve of the job Trump is doing in office doubled over the week before, from 11 percent to 22 percent.
The poll was being taken at the same time rapper/entertainer/entrepreneur Kanye West was upending the entertainment world by publishing his support for Trump in Twitter postings that were driving liberals bananas.
And for many reacting on Twitter, that was more than just a coincidence.
The Trump/Kanye Effect. https://t.co/TxQGSpDews
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 3, 2018
Is Kanye for real? Hard to say. But I certainly welcome his support for POTUS at the moment, and it seems to be waking up black Americans.https://t.co/U9fQYFrBun
— Luis Miguel (@LuisMiguelUS) May 3, 2018
— J Burst (@BurstUpdates) May 3, 2018
Democrats have been able to count on a virtually monolithic black vote for decades, and especially when Barack Obama was heading the national ticket in 2008 and 2012.
But with West and black conservatives blasting Democrat Plantation politics, those days are over, and the party and its liberal supporters — used to unquestioning support from blacks — are now in the position of having to chastise unorthodox thinkers like West, lest they lose their most important base of voters.
According to Reuters, voters aged 18 to 34 have shown a 9 percent drop in their preference for Democrats over Republicans in the past two years. That doesn’t mean they like Trump — a steady diet of mainstream media and “entertainment” hatred for the man in the White House has to have some effect — but it does mean one more area Democrats will be struggling with in November.
As Reuters reported:
“Although nearly two of three young voters polled said they do not like Republican President Donald Trump, their distaste for him does not necessarily extend to all Republicans or translate directly into votes for Democratic congressional candidates,”.
“That presents a potential problem for Democrats who have come to count on millennials as a core constituency — and will need all the loyalty they can get to achieve a net gain of 23 seats to capture control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November.”
With cracks in key Democrat constituencies, but most importantly the black vote the party has abused for so many decades, that “blue wave” Democrats and their media allies are hoping for come November and beyond might not be so big or devastating as pundits predict.
And whether it’s a “Trump Effect,” or a “Kanye Effect” or both men together as Laura Ingraham puts it, the effect could be great for Making America Great Again.
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