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Increasing Support for Trump Among Black Women

A recent survey conducted by VoterLabs shows increasing support for President Trump among black women voters.

VoterLabs, a date collection group which helps campaigns target the right audience for their message, conducted the survey of 689 black Democratic female voters from April 19 to April 24. It should be noted this was before Joe Biden announced he was entering the race.

The survey found that 29% of the women polled had a favorable or neutral opinion of President Trump. Sixteen percent said they “really like” Trump or think he’s “okay.” The other 13% were “unsure or undecided.” Those numbers are greater than mainstream media reports.

“Trump’s numbers with black Democratic women show that his populist message still resonates with many,” said Walter Kawecki, the founder and CEO of VoterLabs. “Given that [Bernie] Sanders also has a heavily populist message, and is currently enjoying strong support in this community, Trump’s numbers shouldn’t be that surprising.”

In a Rasmussen poll conducted last fall, Trump’s approval rating among African-Americans was at 40%, an all-time high for a Republican president. Many have left the Democratic party because they believe it is no longer a party which supports their needs.

This could be in part by Candace Owens and her Blexit campaign, which claims that Democrats “think black people are stupid,” and instead of helping them succeed, looks to hold them back and keep them dependent.

“It’s also important to remember that Hillary Clinton badly underperformed with this group in 2016,” Kawecki continued. “Turnout among black Democratic women dropped from around 68% in 2008 and 70% in 2012, to about 64% in 2016.”

“The 2020 presidential contest may well hinge on whether black Democratic women turn out or stay home,” he added.  “Failure to maximize turnout among this potentially pivotal segment of the Democratic coalition could prove disastrous for the party’s nominee.”

Any way it’s turned, increasing support from the black community, and specifically black women, is good news for the president and the Republican party.

Sarah Morton

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