Black Americans for Trump

Will black Americans not only reelect President Trump, but also write a new chapter of American political history?

Yes, that’s quite a question—one of cosmos-bending proportions. And so are the figures undergirding that statement.

According to Rasmussen, black Americans plan to vote for President Trump in larger numbers than in 2016. That’s not surprising.

Yet, we are not talking just a point or two adding to that year’s eight percent total, but a whopping 31 percent.

On Thursday, Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll found 31 percent of black likely voters plan to vote for Donald Trump.

That number must be an anomaly, right? A typo?

Apparently not. That figure has surged since Monday’s 27 percent finding, in lockstep with black approval of President Trump in the last week rising from 37 percent, before peaking at 46 percent, and settling on Thursday at 38 percent.

If that figure holds up—even half that figure—political history will be made. In the last ten presidential elections, the highest black vote share for a Republican was Bob Dole’s twelve percent in 1996.

Rasmussen’s national poll on Thursday found it was Biden’s turn to lead by one point with 48 percent of the vote, however.

On Wednesday, Trump had an identical 48 percent to 47 percent lead, while Biden led by two the day before. Biden led by 12 points according to that same metric four weeks ago.

Rasmussen also found the president’s approval rating remained at 52 percent—three points higher than President Obama on the same day in 2012.

At the national level, the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD)/TechnoMetrica Institute of Politics and Policy (TIPP) presidential election tracking poll on Thursday remained around four points between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, that gap flirting with just two points last week.

IBD says Trump now leads by four among seniors, solidifying a marked shift since the final presidential debate, while Biden’s support among black voters lags behind the 90 percent he needs to win. The Democratic nominee is running shy of Hillary’s 85-point black vote gap.

Interestingly, IBD says Trump’s support among Hispanics and Latinos is at 35 percent—a significant bump from his 28 percent showing four years ago.

Yet the shy vote question in that poll finds 45 percent think most of their neighbors will vote for Trump, and just 38 percent think their neighbors will mostly back Biden.

But what is most interesting in all of this polling is Rasmussen’s findings and there is no way of overstating this. If around 30 percent of black Americans vote for President Trump, black America will not only rewrite the next political chapter but rewrite the entire political book.

Even half of that figure, depending on the states in question, would condemn Democrats to sure defeat. It would mean around two million more black Trump voters than in 2016.

Robert Cahaly, chief pollster at Trafalgar, says his team, which popularized and uncovered the shy Trump voter theory, agrees with Rasmussen’s findings, and thinks recent endorsements of Trump from 50 Cent, Ice Cube, and other black celebrities, have helped unshy black Trump voters.

Of course, the reason black Americans are surging toward President Trump is because he has delivered on his promises. It might seem old-fashioned in the age of identity politics and victimology, but one’s melanin count tells us absolutely nothing about a person.

And President Trump has made good his promises to black America.

Before the pandemic, black unemployment was at a record low. Wages for black workers and all workers were rising for the fastest rate in a decade, especially for the lowest paid.

Poverty rates for black Americans and Hispanic Americans reached record lows. President Trump delivered record funding for historically black colleges. Perhaps most significantly, Trump secured criminal justice reform.

This is the same President Trump Democrats insist is a white supremacist. If President Trump is a white supremacist, he 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, Jones appeared on Jake Tapper’s daily CNN broadcast. He said:

“I think it’s 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 black community,” Jones said.

“Black college stuff, I worked with him on criminal stuff, I saw Donald Trump have African American people, formerly incarcerated, in the White House—embraced them, treated them well. There is a side to Donald Trump that I think he does not get enough credit for.”

Well, if those black vote figures hold up, President Trump will get more than enough credit.

About Christopher Gage

Christopher Gage is a British political journalist and a founding member of the Gentlemen of the Swig. Subscribe to his Substack, "Oxford Sour."

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16 responses to “Black Americans for Trump”

  1. He doesn’t get credit for helping minorities, Hispanics, etc. He gets bashed constantly by the mainstream media, and calling him a white supremacist, which he is not. He has done an incredible job getting things done, and I hope people get out and vote on election day, rewarding him with another four years in office. He has earned it, and deserves it. Promises made, promises kept. You can only imagine what else he could get done, and how much more he could accomplish in his second term. Vote, vote, vote for Trump!

  2. This is absolutely laughable. His American Carnage speeches says it all. His wink-wink-nudge- nudge support of white supremacist ; his attacks on BLM ; his appeal to suburban “house wives” to support him because he will keep housing projects out of their neighborhoods ; his daily dog-whistles ; of the 56 judges that he appointed to the high Federal bench, not one was Black and Black unemployment is twice as high as white unemployment. I could go on and on . Good Grief !

    • You won’t be laughing when the bad man thrashes you but good next Tuesday, Loser.

    • Trump cares about us. Obama never did. Blacks are on the welfare because thats were the dems want us. Real quiet like, till they need some puppets to act like animals when the election come. Biden and all the Democrats are the racist. Always have been always will.

    • The entirely dysfunctional black subculture is a neo-Marxist creation as is the fiction the civil rights movement redefined as THE seminal event in American history. Within that subculture is Barack Obama’s ‘Animal Farm’ i.e. some animals are more equal than others. The time has come to stop pandering and start demanding the black subculture clean up their own mess…but that will never happen with neo-Marxists now fully engaged in an Oprah Winfrey strategy of putting black women in positions of power with the assumption they are even more impervious to condemnation than black looters.

      Blacks have run out of time…now that the God of Sinai is fully engaged to counter neo-Marxism.

    • You sound quite racist, for example assuming that all suburban housewives are white. But what’s really hysterical is that you have no idea of how racist you are.

  3. Finally an article that is comforting and looking up. I am so weary of being jawboned by the press that Trump will lose and that the election is in the bag for Biden.

  4. Interesting that the author (who is White) is exclusively using Rasmussen polling (a C+ rated pollster with historical Republican bias) to back up his claims about Black support for Trump. Trump only carried 8% of the Black vote in 2016, so suggesting he might get 30% this cycle seems ludicrous.

    • “Interesting that the author (who is White)” . . . So?
      ” . . . is exclusively using Rasmussen polling . . . ” Is that what he did? Are you sure?

  5. To say the basic Premise to this article is flawed is to understate just how as unintelligent the Premise is. To assume a 15% Black vote, 30% is stupid, is to not take into consideration who and what the backbone of the AA community is and will continue to be. Because “Sambo’s” like Ice Cube and Fitty cent and the latest, Lil Wayne are meeting with Trump and speaking out on his behalf is to make the same stupid assumption Trump made and said leading up to 2016. Blacks like celebrity and will flock to him because he was one. WRONG. I like all three rapper’s music and have them on my playlist, But I would never allow my well being to be determined by those who think they speak for the masses without any skin in the game. Black Women are the ball game. They will Vote 95%, (there are some Sambo Women, Candace Parker likes) for Biden. Game over with that type of percentage. And in case you were wondering, They are voting in droves. You may pick off a few Sambo Men, but not to even get to double digits. You will fall right at the ceiling of 8% like you always do. Game Set Match. Black Women drive the percentage. They Vote… Black Men, especially those who would follow the 3 rappers listed, might not even get out the barber shop in time to even think about voting for the Guy who says, “Where is my African American Friend”…. The Premise…. Higher Black percentage of voters for Trump, upwards of 30%, goes against the absolute rule that Black Women will Vote for Trump in any number over 3-5%. The VP pick for Biden, happens to be a WOC and part of the Devine 9…. If you don’t know, you better ask somebody…. Not Gonna Happen. Book It.

  6. You would think that if any of this were true, we would see more black voters supporting the president. From what I’ve seen, Trump can expect the same 10-15 percent of the black vote that every Republican since Ronald Reagan has received . And Trump is only getting about 5 percent of the vote from black women.

    • Pin it. And, I suppose, we’ll find out soon enough.

  7. The new media leftists continue to bash Trump on the Chinese virus because they don’t have anything else to target. If the dems were in charge the economy would be in a shambles. Biden is promising everything he can with no way of paying for it. If Ross Perot was still alive he would be talking about that “big sucking sound” again as large corporations take their companies and jobs back out of the country once more.