It’s about time Democrats stop taking black voters for granted!
New polls aren’t looking good for Biden in his appeal to African Americans.
In fact, following the RNC Convention, Trump’s approval with black voters is surging!
Check out the details from Newsweek:
A new poll indicates that President Donald Trump’s approval rating among Black voters increased while his overall approval rating slumped during the Republican National Convention.
The Hill-HarrisX poll released Friday indicated that Trump had gained 9 percent among Black voters when compared to the previous poll from two weeks ago, going from 15 percent approval to 24 percent. His approval rating among Hispanic voters also rose slightly from 30 percent to 32 percent, while he lost the same amount of support among with white voters, going from 54 percent to 52 percent.
The president’s overall approval rating dropped slightly from 45 percent to 44 percent. The poll also found a 58 percent majority of both urban and suburban voters disapproved of Trump, while 42 percent approved. However, the president had an edge among rural voters, with 53 percent approving and 47 percent disapproving.
Trump had an 82 percent approval rating among Republicans, with 18 percent saying they disapproved. His approval with Democrats was 13 percent, with 87 percent disapproving. A majority of independent voters, 58 percent, said they disapproved of Trump while 42 percent approved.
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Not only is Trump's approval with blacks rising, support for BLM is quickly waning.
And so is support to defund police.
Contrary to what Democrats may believe, many blacks are not in favor of defunding the police whatsoever.
They don't want criminals running rampant in their communities!
USA Today reports on the diminishing support for BLM:
Democrats may have hoped that the national reckoning on race would be a favorable issue for 2020. But the street violence has overwhelmed their reform message. CNN’s Don Lemon bemoaned the fact that the rioting is “showing up in the polling” and “showing up in focus groups.” He said the “rioting has to stop” because “it is the only thing right now that is sticking."
Lemon offered no evidence to back up his claim about polls and focus groups, but other reports support it. The Civiqs tracking poll is particularly interesting for understanding the dynamics at play. Net approval for the Black Lives Matter movement peaked back on June 3 and has fallen sharply since. This was just over a week after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, when riots had begun to sweep major cities. Among whites, net approval is already negative and headed downward. And while Democrats and Republicans are as polarized on the issue as one would expect, white Independents have shown a dramatic falloff in BLM support, going from a net 24% in early June to net 3% now, which is lower than before Floyd was killed. Of course BLM is not synonymous with rioting, but this trend may show the extent to which the issues have been conflated in the public mind.
“Defund the police” has lost its luster as a political issue, if it ever really had any. Some cities have cut police budgets and reallocated funds to social programs, but positive buzz about this on the national level has vanished. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has come out against defunding, while imaginatively charging that President Trump supports it. This may be a response to poor polling on the issue even among African Americans and Trump’s solid backing from police unions. Meanwhile the “defund the police” mural that was painted on 16th Street near the White House with great fanfare in June quietly vanished over two weeks ago.
Here's a recent PBS segment explaining how black and Hispanic voters may be key to Trump's re-election: