In the midst of the Kavanaugh madness, a fascinating development passed relatively under the radar Thursday.
Today’s @realDonaldTrump approval ratings among black voters: 35%.
This day last year: 23% http://bit.ly/preztrack @POTUS @realDonaldTrump
11:00 AM - Oct 4, 2018
No matter how you feel about polls, twelve points in one year is significant. This is especially true (and surprising) considering the constant drum beat from the press that Trump is a racist somewhere south of George Wallace.
Somebody isn't buying it -- and it's not just Kanye West. If this number grows just a little bit, the Democratic Party is in deep trouble. The party relies for its electoral power on overwhelming support from African-Americans, a dependency in itself inherently racist and suffused with reactionary identity politics. Without the black vote, the Dems might as well rename themselves the Celluloid Party and run Hollywood agents for mayor of Malibu. It'll be their best chance for success.