Two recent polls show that 34 percent of black likely voters approve of the job Donald Trump has done so far as President, numbers that could be a game changer in the 2020 election.
‘Democrats’ worst nightmare’
On Friday, a Rasmussen poll was released that showed black likely voter approval of Trump at 34 percent. A recent Emerson Poll showed similar results, with 34.5 percent approval of the President by the same voter group.
Black author and Trump supporter Deneen Borelli tweeted these results, writing “Boom” and also calling the survey results “Democrats worst nightmare.”
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) November 23, 2019
It didn’t take long for Team Trump to pounce on the positive news.
“It might shock Democrats that support for President Trump is rising with Black Americans but it shouldn’t,” wrote Erin Perrine, the Trump campaign’s Principal Deputy Communications Director, in an exchange with Breitbart News. “Blacks are more prosperous than ever because of President Trump with record-low unemployment and rising paychecks.”
These polling results have inspired Trump’s campaign’s decision to begin a “Black Voices for Trump” political coalition this month.
According to Rasmussen, one of the only polls to accurately predict the 2016 election:
Black support for @realDonaldTrump is at 34% among likely voters
Another poll has him at 34.5%
This is historic & unprecedented for a Republican president
RT so the MSM can’t ignore!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 24, 2019
Defending the Results
“We’re going to campaign for every last African American vote in 2020,” Trump said in a speech with black supporters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rasmussen defended the integrity of their results against critics.
“All American Adults don’t vote,” Rasmussen noted on Twitter. “A portion of Registered Voters also don’t frequent national elections. That’s why we invest the extra $$ to ask political questions to only Likely Voters.”
Analyzing Black Likely Voter Support for President Trump
In our view, pollsters using 'live-call-from-a-stranger' or so-called "gold standard" live surveying techniques while simultaneously not dropping their Likely Voters screens are working today at a disadvantage.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) November 23, 2019
Spencer Kimball, an assistant professor at Emerson College, also backed up the polling results when speaking to the Epoch Times.
“This could be attributed to variance within the subsets … and be an anomaly, or it could be the start of a trend,” Kimball said. He also noted that the President was experiencing “slightly higher” approval with voters of color.
“He might do better with this vote than he did in 2016,” Kimball added.
Could Trump Break Records in 2020 with Black Voters?
Trump did significantly better with black and Hispanic voters in 2016 than 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney did four years prior.
If Donald Trump breaks records with minority voters in the 2020 election, what does that say about the Democrats’ “racist” narrative, which they will surely try to lay on Republicans just as much as Hillary Clinton did in 2016?
What would it say about President Trump’s relationship with black America?
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