You don’t hear Democrats talk about it openly, but many of them are worried about losing the support of black voters.
They should be worried.
Trump got a significant amount of support from black voters in 2016 and he will likely get much more in 2020.
Poll: Democrats underperforming with black voters
A new survey of registered African American voters found that a significant number are disillusioned with the Democratic Party.
The survey, conducted by the political action committee BlackPAC, found that while black voters are largely supportive of the Democratic Party and align most with its values, more than half feel that the party is not paying close enough attention to the black community.
Democrats, they argue, grew too distracted by impeachment to focus on the issues that matter to black voters, putting them out of touch with the key bloc whose support they’ve relied on for decades.
The Democratic Party maintains an overwhelming share of black support, with 70 percent saying they will vote for the party’s presidential nominee in November. Yet more than one-third of all black voters surveyed expressed a desire for “someone else” to run.
Given the option to vote for the Democratic nominee, Donald Trump or a third-party candidate, Trump and the third-party candidate each received 12 percent of support…
The results of the survey come as Trump’s reelection campaign ramps up its efforts to garner black support.
This is a nightmare for Democrats.
— #ClearFlynnNow (@SweetFreedom29) February 25, 2020
Go ahead and give him the nomination. He will not win (nor any other Democrat) because Trump has empowered us, Democrats want to keep us dependent on them and keep us down, always promising but NEVER delivering. Trump HAS. #BlacksForTrump #KAG2020 https://t.co/Av03hbwgTi
— 🕺🏿6LACK 3LVIS 🇺🇸🇧🇸 (@JT_is_Me) February 18, 2020
Regardless of what people think about me, I am unapologetically voting for President @realDonaldTrump in November!!
— Devinn Smart 🇺🇸 (@Iamdevinnsmart) February 19, 2020
Trump is working hard to earn these votes.
He may get them, too.