Looks like there’s some bad news coming down the pipes for Democrats in 2020 with the recent news that President Trump’s approval rating among black voters is up to an astonishing 34%.
You can see the results of the Rasmussen poll below:
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) November 23, 2019
And according to the founder of Turning Point USA, Charlie Kirk, Rasmussen is “one of the only polls to accurately predict the 2016 election”.
You can see his tweet below:
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
So how is the Trump team responding to the news?
Breibart News spoke with Trump’s Principal Deputy Communications Director to get their reaction:
“It might shock Democrats that support for President Trump is rising with Black Americans but it shouldn’t,” Trump campaign Principal Deputy Communications Director Erin Perrine said to Breitbart News. “Blacks are more prosperous than ever because of President Trump with record-low unemployment and rising paychecks.”
The polling bump only bolstered the Trump campaign’s decision to launch a “Black Voices for Trump” political coalition in November.
“We’re going to campaign for every last African American vote in 2020,” Trump said in a speech, launching the group with black supporters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Perrine said the news would energize the coalition going into the president’s re-election effort for 2020.
“The Black Voices for Trump coalition will help get the facts and truth out there about the strength of America for Blacks under President Trump,” she said.
But how can this be? Didn’t the Democrats call Trump a racist for criticizing Elijah Cumming’s district in Baltimore?
Didn’t they make it seem like no one in the black community likes or respects Trump.
From Rasmussen Reports:
President Trump triggered a media firestorm when he criticized a longtime Democratic congressman’s job performance, saying his Baltimore district is “a rat and rodent infested mess” and “the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.”
The president has since pointed out that many of the country’s major cities have similar problems, and nearly all have been run for years by Democrats. Democratic leaders responded by calling Trump a racist, but media interviews in Baltimore and elsewhere found black residents asking the same questions the president is asking.
But of course, there are those who will spin the truth, trying to say that Trump’s approval rating in the black population overall is still around 10%-11%.
Approval ratings for an incumbent president have a significant relationship to actual election outcomes. I think it is fair to say that Trump’s progress toward a substantially higher share of the black vote than he got in 2016 is in severe doubt if he maintains a 10% black approval rating.
Granted, it is true that Trump’s overall rating in the black community is not something to brag about, yet.
However, the Rasmussen is different because it doesn’t take the approval rating from the entire black community, but only those who are likely to vote, and that approval number is around 34%.
Perhaps that’s why their presidential predictions are more accurate? You think?
A voice that is tentatively supportive of the Rasmussen poll is Spencer Kimball from Emerson College.
Emerson College website lists Spencer Kimball is called “a national pundit quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal” and others.
As an assistant professor in political communication, he admitted there could be a trend:
“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.
Do you think Democrats will ever come to a place where they see the writing on the wall?