On Thursday, Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll found 31% of black likely voters plan to vote for Donald Trump.
“That number must be an anomaly, right? A typo?”
Apparently not, Christopher Gage reports in American Greatness. Since Monday’s 27% finding, which is lockstep with black approval of President Trump, the number has surged to 37%, “before peaking at 46%, and settling on Thursday at 38%.”
Even if half that figure holds up, political history will be made, writes Mr. Gage. As he notes, in the last 10 presidential elections, the highest black vote share of a Republican was Bob Dole’s 12% in 1996.
In an age of identity politics and victim-ology, it may seem odd that blacks are supporting Trump for the old-fashioned reason that President Trump has delivered on his promises to black Americans.
Before Coronavirus, black unemployment was at record lows. Wages for all workers, including blacks, were rising at the fastest rate in a decade, especially for the lowest paid.
The poverty rates for blacks and Hispanics had reached record lows during Trump’s first term. Trump also delivered record funding to historically black colleges. More significantly, notes Mr. Gage, Trump has secured criminal justice reform.
Hollow cries from Democrats insist Donald Trump is a white supremacist. Well then as a white supremacist, Trump is doing an awful job.
Even left-wing CNN pundit Van Jones admits this, recently saying that President Trump “doesn’t get credit” for these achievements. People on Twitter, those who fancy themselves “allies” of black Americans, tried to cancel Jones for his heresy.
Last week Van Jones appeared on CNN daily broadcast, saying:
“I think its really unfortunate because Donald Trump – and I get beat up by liberals every time I say it, but I keep saying it – he has done good stuff for the back community.”