Forget Hillary, THIS is the Trump number to scare hell out of Democrats

trump0907newThe SurveyUSA poll that showed Donald Trump walloping Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head matchup wasn’t even the worst news for the Democrats about a Trump candidacy.

The share he took of the black vote had to scare the hell out of them.

Below the headline number of Trump defeating Clinton overall by 45 percent of voters to 40 percent was a digit that would spell doom for the Democrats’ plantation politics. Fully 25 percent of the black vote went to Trump against Hillary in the poll – a number that would revolutionize American elections.

Anywhere close to that kind of support for Mitt Romney would have meant victory for the Republicans in 2012 – and 2008, and very likely for losing Republican candidates going back to at least Bob Dole, who won 12 percent of the black vote in 1996, according to the American Mirror.

(The number is especially interesting considering Dole was running against the re-election campaign of Bill Clinton – the husband of the current Democrat front-runner as well as the “first black president” — until the real first black president came along.)

The American Mirror put some of the number in perspective:

When President Obama was running for re-election, despite a sputtering economy that was impacting blacks the worst, Mitt Romney was able to muster only 6% of the black vote, according to the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut.

At the time Obama was facing off against John McCain in 2008, the Republican received a measly 4%, according stats from to the Roper Center.

When George W. Bush was running for re-election in 2004, he only did a little better than McCain. The organization reports Bush received 11% of the black vote, while in 2000, he received 9%.

According to the SurveyUSA poll, Trump would more than double the best result for a Republican in modern American history.

Looking at the last 10 presidential election cycles, the highest black vote share for a Republican was 12% for Bob Dole in 1996.

Interestingly, Trump is also outpacing Romney’s support among Hispanics.

The SurveyUSA poll finds 31% of Hispanics would vote for Trump. In the 2012 general election, Romney received only 27%, according to the Roper Center.

The poll didn’t go into the reasons an astounding 25 percent of blacks would vote for a man the Democratic Party and media elites have been branding a “racist” since June, but the on-the-ground realities of illegal immigration and the toll it takes on unskilled, uneducated American workers are undeniable.

Black voters who understand that – and voters who aren’t blinded by a black candidate on the actual ballot – will be open to the ideas of a guy who’s trying to keep out the competition for low-skilled jobs that immigrant labor represents.

Considering that it’s the Democrat public school teachers that have spent the past half-century making sure American blacks are unskilled and uneducated, a Trump victory on the strength of a black vote like the SurveyUSA poll showed, would be more than poetic justice.

 

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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