Liz Peek, writing for Fox News, said that Democrats are frantic. “For decades, they have taken the black vote for granted. Today, there are signs that empty promises and radical leftist social policies are leaving black voters behind.”
She said President Trump is picking up support from black voters. Having branded the president as a racist and bigot, liberals cannot imagine that even one African American could possibly choose to support him. “They are in denial, and it could cost them the 2020 election,” Peek wrote.
“Democratic candidates are promising the moon to win over black voters. Reparations, massive support for historically black colleges, bail reform — everything is on the table. But there are signs that the candidate racking up the most consequential wins with minority voters is Trump.
Nothing — nothing — could be more threatening to Democratic prospects in 2020.”
In a recent interview with CNBC, BET founder and billionaire Robert Johnson suggested that Trump’s reelection is “his to lose.” He cites the increase in black employment and the strong economy as helping Trump, as well as the leftward bent of Democrats. “I do not see anybody in the Democratic primary race today that is enough in the center where I believe most of the voters are, and particularly where most African Americans are,” Johnson said.
Black activists say Johnson’s wealth puts him out of touch with mainstream black voters, and dismiss his concerns. But recent polling suggests Johnson is on to something.
Two polls, one by Emerson College and one from Rasmussen, put black support for Trump at or above 34 percent. CNN hosts described the two polls as “fake” and sarcastically suggested that only Kanye West and other black Trump surrogates had been surveyed.
What do you think about Liz Peek’s perspective on the 2020 election and black voters? We look forward to seeing your comments.