African American support for President Trump is at “the highest levels of the year.” That’s according to a recent Zogby Analytics survey.
This is on the heels of Emerson and Rasmussen Reports where he was polling at 34%.
It’s the highest support that any Republican president has ever received from black voters.
What factors have pushed the polling in Trump’s favor?
A strong economy. Low unemployment in the black community. Trump’s support for minority small business. His support for historically black colleges and universities. But all of those likely pale to his achievements in the passage of criminal justice reform.
Pierson, a long-time political aid to Trump, explains the phenomenon.
“It went through a couple of years, during the campaign, where Trump’s a racist, he hates brown people, but yet he’s doing all of these things that the first black president never did for black people, and so you kind of have this new perspective on who Donald Trump is.”
Trump’s critics are literally refusing to believe any of the polls.
Instead, they reject any reasoning about why there is growing support in the African American community.
“Those reasons would assume that it’s real, which it isn’t. To have a conversation about the reason is giving it credibility.”
But NOT having that conversation could be even riskier for Democrats.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens on election day…
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