By Thomas Madison
Donald Trump will be inaugurated President of the United States on January 20, 2017.
Great news if you are a Trump fan…. and I am! The Donald has not only energized the conservative base, dominating the GOP race for the nomination, but is also polling remarkably well among blacks and Latinos, garnering 31% among Latinos and 25% among blacks. John McCain and Mitt Romney captured only a meager four and six percent of the black vote in 2008 and 2012, respectively.
Even though I no longer watch Fox News, I can hear their wailing and moaning and gnashing of teeth from Hawaii.
From Dr. Larry Schweikart’s facebook page. Dr. Schweikart is an American historian and professor of history at the University of Dayton. He is the author of more than a dozen books; his best known popular book is A Patriot’s History of the United States (2004):
Stunning results in the latest SurveyUSA Poll: Trump is drawing support of 25% black, 31% Hispanic. No Republican has seen numbers like this since Reagan. I have followed politics for 40 years, and I’ve never seen any candidate dominate the primaries like this: Trump has led in ALL state polls ALL the time except for four: OH (where favorite son Kasich leads), IA (one time, when Walker led early, but now trails Trump badly), WI (where Walker leads in his home state), and there was a fourth one I’m forgetting now. These aren’t just “leads.” In almost all cases they are more than five, in most cases they are over 10, and in some cases they are over 20 points.
I have written on this quite a bit. This is not an “ideological” election where people are choosing this issue over that, but a “leadership” election like that of Andrew Jackson or Teddy Roosevelt where people are so outraged and frustrated with things as they are that they want someone to actually DO something. I’m convinced that Trump would probably hit 60% approval if all he did in one term was build that damn wall.
In a recent USASurvey poll, Trump received 31% of the hispanic vote, and 25% of the black vote. To put that into perspective, not since Ronald Reagan has a Republican candidate posted those kinds of numbers. Without question Trump’s message is resonating with Mom and Pop America across all demographic backgrounds.
The establishment elites in both parties are stunned and staring in disbelief as Trump’s support continues to grow. All they ever had to do was be honest. Who knew?
H/T Q Political