Rising Support For Trump Among African Americans Should Worry Democrats

When Kanye West voiced support for Trump on Twitter, liberals rushed to discredit him. Late night hosts like Stephen Colbert suggested Kanye had lost his mind. There was a very good reason for this. The left knows that if they lose even a small percentage of black voters to Trump, Democrats are toast, and guess what… it’s happening.

The Federalist reports:

Black Support For Trump Is Rising Into The Danger Zone For Democrats

The latest YouGov/Economist poll (May 6-8), one of a few that comprehensively breaks down support by ethnicity, has some frightening news for the Democratic Party.

While President Trump’s approval holds steady among registered voters at 41 percent, his support among blacks in this poll is striking. If it holds for 2020, it could be devastating for Democrats. Among African-Americans, 16 percent approve of Trump, 10 percent are not sure, and 75 percent disapprove.

While that sounds highly negative, these are high positives for a Republican politician among black Americans. Approval of 16 percent is 8 points higher than the 8 percent of black voter support Trump received on election day 2016, and 9 points higher than the black vote Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received in 2012. The “Not Sure” at 10 percent is staggering, and the 75 percent “disapprove” rating is consistent with the low 70 percent aggregate found in any YouGov poll among this demographic.

The same poll, with their rounding, reported in January that Trump approval was at 10 percent among black Americans, 15 percent were not sure, and 74 percent disapproved, so the numbers are not only steady but improving in Trump’s favor.

Trump always stressed that he wants to be a president for all Americans, regardless of race. That message is beginning to resonate and it should terrify Democrats.

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