The short answer is no. No, they are not. What they are worried about is what they are screaming about. Lately, that is the latest couple of polls showing that black voter support for Donald Trump is on the rise, According to both a Rasmussen poll, and an Emerson College poll, Trump is garnering some 34% of the black vote, and that is troubling for the left.
While the Democrats are fielding a few African-American candidates, none have really resonated with the black community. The reason is simple…they are too far left. Most blacks in this country aren’t radical, they are middle of the road. And the mere fact that the leading contenders for the nomination (minus Biden who’s sinking faster than the Titanic) are very left of center is troubling to many in the black community. That, coupled with the results of the economy over the past three years is starting to take hold.
As we get into this further, there are basically two competing factors at play. First, you have the Democrats who have repeatedly counted on blacks to vote for them, and they’ve promised that community all sorts of things, but really haven’t delivered on much if anything. The poor and under-privileged from the 1960’s and 1970’s are still for the most part poor and under-privileged today. Blacks haven’t seen much advancement in class status, or in wages, or employment numbers under Democrat leadership.
Now you add to that the fact that the Trump economy has been booming for blacks in large numbers, with increases in wages, and employment, and standard of living over the past three years, you can see a change coming. Of course, it helps that Donald Trump himself isn’t shy to point out that he’s probably been the best thing for all minorities over the last fifty years or so economically speaking.
When you add those two things together, you’ve got almost a perfect storm sitting off the coast, waiting to unleash itself on the populace. Now throw in the fact that Democrats are still convinced that these two polls are “outliers” and that they are “fake”, and they are once again burying their heads in the sand. If they aren’t outliers, you’re seeing a seismic shift in voters from one party to the other. Most Republican candidates could count on between 8-10% black vote. 34% is unheard of. If it holds, it really means that the Democrats have turned their back on one of their most loyal constituencies over the past half century.
The real question in my mind is, with all of the talk being that the election is Trump’s to lose, is it a harbinger of things to come, or is it yet another Democrat ploy to gin up it’s base and get them excited about voting for whichever candidate emerges victorious next July? I think we’re going to have to wait and see. It’s much too early to start predicting a presidential victory that’s eleven months away!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!