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. [Sources: Breitbart, Rasmussen, Emerson Polling]
It’s really huge, if accurate. For generations, the operating premise has been: Unlimited and unending welfare for black people is the way you show you’re not racist.
The insulting and dependence-building aspect of welfare? Of suggesting that black people cannot fend for themselves without government? Never considered. In fact, to do so makes you … well, racist. The exact opposite is true!
It’s not that President Trump has ended the welfare state. But he has, through deregulation and tax cuts, helped the black unemployment rate drop to the lowest ever. Fewer black persons need government handouts than ever before. What does it tell you that leftists consider this BAD news?
If you consider good, non-racist treatment of people to consist of helping them become economically free, prosperous and (gasp!) self-responsible by generating their own income, then President Trump has been much better for black people, as a group, than any of his predecessors, including Republican ones.
So what does it do to the narrative that only Democrats — only socialism, only welfare statism, only the creation of a permanent underclass — can be good for black people, for millions of them to now support President Trump?
What does it do to the electoral college and the popular vote, as well? If these polls suggest what’s coming, what will leftist Democrats do THEN?
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