According to a recent Hill-HarrisX poll of registered voters, President Donald Trump’s approval rating just hit its highest mark since June. This may or may not hold after back-to-back alleged “bombshells” about what Trump knew about COVID-19 and about Trump allegedly disparaging fallen soldiers as “losers.”
But still, for Democrats, these new poll numbers are triggering yet another round of head-shaking. After all, the Democratic perception and characterization of Trump are that of a crass, ignorant, xenophobic, incompetent, mass-murdering racist.
How, they ask, can someone who put the “d” in deplorable not find himself universally rejected? Or, as Peter Strzok, the fired senior FBI agent who led the Trump-Russia collusion probe, famously texted about the 2016 election, “Hillary should win 100,000,000-0.”
There are many reasons why Trump is outperforming among Hispanic and Black likely voters compared with the typical Republican presidential candidate.
First, it’s hard to beat, pre-pandemic shutdown, historically low Hispanic, and Black unemployment numbers. Trump supports school choice, enabling urban parents in communities of color to decide whether to send their kid to an often-underperforming government school versus taking the public dollars allocated for their kids to a better school option.
Second, a lot of Hispanics do not like illegal immigration any more than do non-Hispanics.
Third, the daily and nightly street protests and the protesters’ anti-cop rhetoric help make Trump’s “law and order” pitch look pretty appealing. As for the demand to “defund the police,” a Gallup poll performed June 23 to July 6, 2020, found that the percentage of whites who want police staffing to remain where it is or even increased is very close to the percentage of Blacks who want the staffing to remain where it is or to have it increased, at 88% and 81%, respectively.
It has become increasingly clear the goal is not a more “diverse” police force. The chief of police of Rochester, New York, who was fired after the death of a Black man in police custody, is Black. The police chief of Minneapolis, where George Floyd died, is Black and Hispanic. The racial composition of the police departments of New York City and Los Angeles increasingly reflect the racial demographics of their cities. Or, as the left likes to put it, the departments look like their cities.
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