The NAACP is furious that its own poll just revealed that there has been a noticeable surge in support for President Donald Trump among blacks in the U.S. today.
Last week we spoke about a poll that showed that support for Trump among blacks had doubled in a year.
Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll showed that Trump’s approval rate among blacks has spiked from 15 percent in 2017 to 29 percent today.
Well, apparently the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) also saw that poll and decided to do their own poll to counter the claim that black support is growing.
They were sorely disappointed when their own poll found the same thing, according to American Thinker:
Dependence on 90% voting support from African-Americans for electoral success is the jugular vein of the Democratic Party. President Trump’s rising support among black voters is correctly seen as an existential threat to the party’s – and progressivism’s – ability to win national elections. That’s why I thought it was big news last Saturday when Rasmussen proclaimed that black approval of Trump had hit 29%, even though most of the media ignored it for reasons AT readers well understand.
But the surge in black support for President Trump is real – so real that even the far-left NAACP discovered it in a poll, though that poll (perhaps with a differently worded question) put the support at 21%. Here is a graphic presentation of the result, showing the support for Trump among various ethnicities:
So what did the NAACP say about its poll? Well, it ignored the facts it found and doubled down on anti-Trumpism.
Here is what the group said in a statement:
The NAACP said in its poll analysis, “Voters across all racial and ethnic groups believe Trump is setting race relations back. Three quarters of African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans believe Trump is setting race relations back while a small majority of white voters believe so. Black women (89 percent), in particular, feel disrespected by President Trump.”
So, despite the growth in support, the NAACP is sticking with its party line and ignoring the facts.
Sad, isn’t it?
But, if Trump is able to cut into the left’s lock on the black vote in 2020, this would be catastrophic for the Democrats.
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