Dems Should Be Worried About These Two Polls Showing Support for Trump Among African Americans

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Posted: Nov 26, 2019 3:30 PM
Dems Should Be Worried About These Two Polls Showing Support for Trump Among African Americans

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Two recent surveys show support among African Americans for President Trump is growing—a fact Democrats will be none too pleased to hear.

An Emerson poll, which was conducted Nov. 17-20, showed approval for President Trump among black registered voters at 34.5 percent, The Epoch Times reports.

A second poll from Rasmussen Reports similarly shows 34 percent support for Trump among likely black voters.

In a tweet, Rasmussen explains the significance of polling likely voters.

“In our view, pollsters using 'live-call-from-a-stranger' or so-called 'gold standard' live surveying techniques while simultaneously not dropping their Likely Voters screens are working today at a disadvantage,” the polling firm wrote. “All American Adults don't vote. A portion of Registered Voters also don't frequent national elections. That's why we invest the extra $$ to ask political questions to only Likely Voters. And we do this using techniques to assure privacy - just like in the voting booth.”

If these surveys prove to be accurate, Democrats are in big trouble. President Trump won in 2016 with only eight percent support among African Americans, according to Cornell’s Roper Center. Victor Davis Hanson explained last year that "[e]ven 20 percent African-American support for Trump would all but dismantle Democratic Party presidential hopes for 2020. Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election with 88 percent of the black vote. That was about a six-point falloff from Barack Obama’s share of the black vote in 2012."

CNN's Ana Navarro-Cárdenas dismissed the surveys, suggesting only black Trump surrogates were polled, which prompted conservative black radio host David Webb to put her in her place.