At one point during the 2016 election, Donald Trump made a bold prediction: That by the time he ran for re-election in 2020, he would not only win a larger share of the black vote than any modern-day Republican but he would actually WIN the black vote, period.
Most of his critics dismissed this as Trump’s usual bravado, but then…did they?
Make no mistake, there has been an outsized effort to paint this president as a racist, despite there being little to no evidence for that being the case. The media and their friends in the Democratic Party will latch on to ANY criticism Trump makes regarding ANY African-American and turn it into a racial issue. Yes, some of that is a symptom of the hypersensitive, SJW era we live in, but we’re beginning to think that at least some of it is calculated to prevent the truly disastrous from happening: An enormous #WalkAway movement of blacks from the Democratic Party.
It might be happening as we speak.
According to a new poll from Rasmussen, black voter support for President Trump has nearly doubled since this time last year, going from 19% to 36%. Not only is this extraordinary on its own merits, it shows that the media’s attempts to portray Trump as a racist (in overdrive for the last couple of weeks) are failing badly.
Some are saying that the Rasmussen poll can’t be trusted. Gallup, for instance, has Trump’s black support hovering around the 15% mark. And Rasmussen has been known to be more favorable to the president than almost any other polling outfit in the industry. No one’s accusing Rasmussen of favoritism to the president – it doesn’t do a polling company any good to be wrong about these things – but their methods are definitely different from the other groups. Of course, in the wake of the industrial embarrassment that was 2016 for the polling profession, we’d tend to take the “conventional wisdom” with a grain of salt.
All of that said, maybe Rasmussen is right and maybe they aren’t. We have to note that even a 15% approval rating among blacks would be rather high for a Republican president. And no matter what the real number happens to be, we don’t have any problem believing that Trump’s popularity among blacks is rising rapidly. Unemployment in Black America has never been this low; at the end of the day, black voters care more about jobs than whatever social justice nonsense the left is pushing this week. If Trump can harness the power of the economy, he may very well be unbeatable in 2020.
And if he continues to make inroads with black voters…man, it’s not going to be good for the Democrats.