Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Trump Coalition


For John, BLUFOr, this is a little scary.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



"How Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton".

The sub-headline is

Obama’s black supporters are crucial to a Trump win, and pollsters say he has a chance with this bloc.
That is interesting.  The source is Politico and the Reporter is Mr Ben Schreckinger.  Here is the lede plus 2:
If Donald Trump becomes the next president of the United States, there will be plenty of surprises along the way.  One of the biggest will be the help he gets from black voters.

According to Republican pollsters and Trump’s allies, the GOP poll-leader — who has been dogged by accusations of racism, most recently for tweeting out a chart that exaggerated the share of murders committed by blacks — is poised to out-perform with this demographic group in a general-election matchup with Hillary Clinton.

“If he were the Republican nominee he would get the highest percentage of black votes since Ronald Reagan in 1980,” said Republican messaging guru Frank Luntz, referring to the year Reagan won 14 percent of that bloc of voters.  “They listen to him.  They find him fascinating, and in all the groups I have done, I have found Obama voters, they could’ve voted for Obama twice, but if they’re African-American they would consider Trump.”

I admit that I like the idea of Black voters moving into play.  I would think that it would be good for Republicans, but also good for Democrats.  It might help the more conservative wing of the Democrat Party to balance out the progressive wing.

Hat tip to Ann Althouse.

Regards  —  Cliff

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