This story is a nightmare for the Democrats.
According to the Emerson poll, Trump has made tremendous progress reaching out to black voters and it’s paying off.
The Epoch Times reports:
Trump Approval Among Blacks Tops 34 Percent in Emerson Poll
Approval of President Donald Trump rose to 34.5 percent among black registered voters in a recent Emerson poll.
The number is notable because only 8 percent of blacks voted for Trump in 2016, according to Cornell University’s Roper Center.
The poll of 1,092 registered voters was conducted Nov. 17–20, partly by automated landline calls and partly online. The same poll taken a month earlier showed approval for Trump’s presidency at 17.8 percent among blacks.
The pollster warns that results for subsets of voters have a higher margin of error than the 2.9 percentage points the poll has as a whole. For black voters, the margin is 8.3 percent, according to Spencer Kimball, assistant professor at Emerson College who oversees the polling.
But there doesn’t seem to be any issue with the data itself that could explain such a significant increase.
In November, Emerson interviewed 153 black voters, compared with 140 in October. There were slightly more Republicans in the November group (13.1 percent versus 10.2 percent in October). But there were also more Democrats (69.5 percent vs 64.1 percent).
It’s worth noting that the Rasmussen poll is reporting something similar:
ICYMI: Last Friday we showed Black Likely Voter approval for @realDonaldTrump at 34%.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) November 25, 2019
Latest polling: Support for Trump among black voters;
“They were fighting for us to have the right to our opinion, not the right to vote for whoever the white liberals said black people are supposed to vote for”pic.twitter.com/5rh4LHz5Tg
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) November 25, 2019
Democrats’ Worst Nightmare: Polls Show 34 Percent of Black Likely Voters Approve of Donald Trump: A stunning development that could have a massive impact on his re-election campaign in 2020. https://t.co/kRyPC3MuoT pic.twitter.com/5sVW7LiVGa
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) November 25, 2019
If the polling data is even close to accurate, it could be a game changer for 2020.
This should worry Democrats greatly.