Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Will The Black Vote in the US Be Guided By Its Wallet?

Interesting Times

Black voters in the US have long supported the Democratic Party.  Yet, given the strong domestic economic growth the US has enjoyed under Trump, it was always going to be intriguing as to whether the black vote would start to swing towards the Republican Party. 

According to Breitbart, a couple of recent polls give a hint that the swing may have started.  Yes, it is true that one swallow does not a summer make.  The two polls may be outliers.  It is too early to tell. But . . .

The Trump Campaign emphatically claims that the tide is turning and that Trump will win support from a majority of black voters in 2020. 
The Trump campaign celebrated the news.  “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.”
Charles Spiering writes:
A pair of recent polls show that 34 percent of black likely voters approve of President Donald Trump’s presidency, a stunning development that could have a massive impact on his re-election campaign in 2020.  A Rasmussen poll released Friday showed black likely voter approval of Trump at 34 percent. An Emerson Poll showed 34.5 percent approval by the same demographic.
We will see, as the prophet said. 

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