Is Trump Bringing More Minorities To The Republican Party?

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While most racial minorities in the United States still align more with the Democratic Party, Republicans are making gains with those voters.

The shift has come on particularly in a post-Obama political environment since the emergence of Donald Trump.

Despite President Joe Biden telling black voters that they “ain’t black” if they support Donald Trump, more and more minorities are drawn to the 45th President.

A New York Times story on Tuesday – yes, the New York Times – detailed some of this shift, though they downplay it considering the overall numbers.

The Times writes, “Republicans have made significant gains among voters without a college degree, rural voters and white evangelical voters, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. At the same time, Democrats have held onto key constituencies, such as Black voters and younger voters, and have gained ground with college-educated voters.”

The story continued:

The G.O.P. has long struggled with the fact that there have generally been fewer Americans who identified as Republicans than as Democrats. After Barack Obama was re-elected as president in 2012, the Republican Party produced an autopsy report that concluded that in order to be successful in future elections, the party would need to widen its tent to include Black and Hispanic voters, who were not traditionally aligned with the G.O.P.

Twelve years later, the party has made some small gains with Hispanic voters. But it is growth with the white working class and with rural voters that has propelled Republicans to equity with Democrats.

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More Minority Support for Trump

The New York Times reported on its own poll in early March, “The poll shows Mr. Trump edging out Mr. Biden among Hispanic voters, with 46 percent supporting the former president and 40 percent favoring Mr. Biden.”

A New York Times poll also showed Trump’s support among black voters going from 4 percent four years ago to a whopping 23 percent today.

That’ a 19 point bounce – for a Republican the Left never gets tired of calling racist. Apparently that tactic to shoo voters away from Trump has either backfired or many voters could always see through it to begin with.

Joe Biden’s campaign has a number of problems. Add this trend among voters of color to the list.

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