Republicans have wanted more black voters for years. Trump gets them. He also attracts Hispanics.
Just yesterday I was reading this fantastic interview with the black economist Thomas Sowell, in the Wall Street Journal.
One part especially stuck out to me:
So how can the case for reform be made? Let’s say the Republican presidential nominee has a speech lined up at the historically black Howard University. What should the candidate say?
Mr. Sowell says he should tell the audience that “one of the worst things for blacks is the minimum wage. The worst thing,” he says, is “the public schools run by the teachers unions who will protect the most incompetent teacher there is, who will fight tooth and nail against your being able to make a choice and go to voucher schools.” Lay out the case, Mr. Sowell says, and “address them as if they’re adults. You’re not going to get 50-plus percent of the black vote. But good grief, if the Republicans got 20% of the black vote it would be a revolution.”
One can only hope that if such a day comes, Mr. Sowell, who has been making these arguments since Barack Obama was a teenager, is around to see it. He says he doesn’t intend to retire.
Well, the revolution is here!
From the American Mirror: “SHOCK POLL: Trump receives 25% of black vote in general election matchup.”
For all the talk about Donald Trump allegedly driving minorities away from the Republican Party, could he actually bring people in?
A SurveyUSA poll released Friday shows in a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, Trump is ahead 45% to 40%.
But digging into the racial breakdown of the respondents is revealing. For example, the poll finds 25% of black respondents say they would vote for Trump over Clinton.
That far exceeds the black vote of any previous Presidential candidate. The highest share of African American votes won by a Republican presidential candidate was 12 percent won by Bob Dole in 1996. Trump more than doubles that.
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 people telling us that Trump is only for angry white men don’t know what they are talking about. The people telling that we must favor “immigration reform” to attract minorities are talking nonsense. Trump is doing what everyone says is impossible.
So stop listening to them!