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President Trump and “The Kanye Effect”

Before we go any further and perhaps get carried-away with the Rasmussen poll numbers, it’s noteworthy to point out that the Pew Research Center had the president’s approval among black voters at 14% in June. The “anti-Trump” and irrelevant NAACP had the president’s approval rating at an astounding 21%.

At first glance, the numbers seem to be all over the board. However, if we take a closer look at the dates when each poll was conducted, we see a pattern emerging: Trump’s approval rating among black voters is ascending. Black unemployment has reached historic lows under President Trump, so the progress has certainly been justified.

Those numbers should indeed worry Democrats going into the fall election. Even a 14 to 21 percent margin would be a tremendous improvement from the president’s 8% approval rating in 2016. Moreover, that marginal increase could spell disaster for Democrats going into the midterm election.

Regardless of the exact numbers, a double-digit approval rating by black voters supporting a Republican president or presidential candidate hasn’t been achieved since Bob Dole’s 1996 campaign.

Rasmussen is perhaps one of the most respected polling organizations in the country. Although they didn’t forecast a Trump victory during the 2016 election (no one did), they received a 51% approval rating among the general public leading up to Election Day.

“Rasmussen just came out at 51% Approval despite the Fake News Media. They were one of the three most accurate on Election Day. Just about the most inaccurate were CNN and ABC News/Washington Post, and they haven’t changed (get new pollsters). Much of the media is a Scam!” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17th 2018

The political pundits are, of course, throwing cold water on the Rasmussen 36% figure. Michael Tesler, a columnist for the Washington Post and one of the presidents favorite targets for promoting “fake news,” recently wrote an op-ed, attempting to legitimize the reality show d-list celebrity known as Omarosa – who once again claimed that the president is a racist who uses the “n-word.”

“It might seem far-fetched that over a third of African Americans would now approve of a president with a very long history of racial insensitivity, especially because fewer than 10% of black voters supported him in 2016,” Tesler wrote.

He continued, “That’s because it is far-fetched. Trump’s black approval rating is nowhere near 36%.”

Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative campus group Turning Point USA, responded to the Rasmussen Poll, claiming the poll demonstrates the president “is breaking the Democrat party as we know it.”

Adding, “If I were a Democrat I would be terrified. And it’s only going to get worse for them.”

The stunning numbers from a Reuters Poll showed the president’s numbers doubling among blacks in just the one week following mogul and rapper Kanye West coming out in support of the president.

“Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH. One new and great FACT – African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country. So honored by this. Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10th 2018

With each passing day, African Americans have begun to slowly peel away from the Party advocating open borders, sanctuary cities, and putting illegal aliens ahead of poor, black working-class American’s – forcing them to compete for both jobs and government benefits. It’s no wonder why support among African American voters is on the rise.

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