‘On Election Day, the only thing blacks have to lose is the Democrat hell from which Republicans are emancipating them’ says Deroy Murdock. While only 8% of black voters backed Trump in 2016, 6% of blacks backed Mitt Romey in 2012. Murdock cites a poll that found Trump’s approval among blacks at a record-high 40 percent. With Black unemployment down over 2% since 2016 and poverty falling .6%, Murdock says the GOP has benefited African Americans far more than the Democrats could have.
- Will black support of Trump continue to rise?
- Are black men most of this rise in black support for Trump?
- Do you believe the GOP has benefited African Americans more than the Dems could have?
Participants gather for the “2018 Young Black Leadership Summit,” in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., October 26, 2018. (Carlos Barria/Reuters )
‘What the hell do you have to lose?” candidate Donald J. Trump queried black Americans in 2016, as he asked for their votes with characteristically blunt eloquence. Eight percent of black voters bought his pitch. While this seems like a rout, Trump outperformed Mitt Romney by one-third; 6 percent of blacks backed 2012’s GOP nominee. Trump’s total was astonishing, given that the Left/media slandered him as the guy who brings the lighter fluid to a cross burning.
So, what do blacks think of Trump today? Rasmussen’s tracking poll Monday found Trump’s approval among blacks at a record-high 40 percent, versus 50 percent nationwide. How could this be? The Trump-hating Left/media’s attacks have been ruthless, relentless, and more one-sided than a flounder. Answer: President Trump and Republican leadership have made black Americans better off than they were two years ago.
• Black unemployment was 8.6 percent in October 2016. Last month, it hit 6.2 percent, marginally above May’s lowest-ever 5.9 percent.
• The Labor Department counted 18.1 million blacks employed in October 2016 versus 19.3 million last month. In short, 1.2 million more black Americans have found work since Donald J. Trump was elected.
• Blacks below poverty fell from 21.8 percent in 2016 to 21.2 percent in 2017, the latest and historically lowest such reading.