After racist comments and policies echoed by both Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, it looks like their actions have backfired when it comes to support from the black and Hispanic communities.
Biden is Losing National Popular Vote Lead Fast
Just days after the Biden campaign chose Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, his national popular vote lead dissipated seemingly overnight.
Support among the black and Hispanic voters in regards to President Trump went up drastically according to a CNN poll. It also showed a decline in Biden’s lead by 14 points – 55 percent to 41 percent.
On August 11 Biden named Harris as his pick for vice president which was shocking to some but also not a surprise to others.
Racist Comments About the Black Community
In May, Biden made a very racist comment saying, “If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
This caused a backlash and confirmed what many Republicans have been saying about the originally Pary of Slavery’s mindset.
1.3 million black Americans already voted for Trump in 2016. This morning, Joe Biden told every single one of us we “ain’t black.” I’d say I’m surprised, but it’s sadly par for the course for Democrats to take the black community for granted and brow beat those that don’t agree.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) May 22, 2020
Just recently the former vice president called the black community not diverse and basically that they all think the same.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 6, 2020
The CNN/SSRS poll lumped both black and Hispanic groups together which the data reflects and they called the category simply: people of color.
Polls Looking Bad for the Democrats
Looking at the June poll also conducted by CNN/SSRS, the 74 percent of people who responded, a staggering 10 percent switched their support from Biden to Trump.
President Trump’s support went up from 21 percent to 31 percent. One percent of the people of color moved from supporting Biden to undecided.
In the 2016 presidential election where Trump faced off against Hillary Clinton, Trump received 28 percent of the Hispanic vote while Clinton obtained a substantial 80 percent, according to Pew Research.
Counting both black and Hispanics as a singular group of people of color, 17.5 percent of this group voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election as per the CNN/SSRS.
This year, the people of color margin increased from 13.5 percent in 2016 to a whopping 31 percent.
Because the CNN poll puts both black and Hispanics into one category so it’s not possible to configure the numbers separately between both groups.
“If each group increased their support by the same amount, this would mean Trump support among Hispanic voters has jumped from 28 percent in 2016 to 41.5 percent in the August 2020 CNN/SSRS poll, and that Trump support among black voters has jumped from eight percent in 2016 to 21.5 percent in the August 2020 CNN/SSRS poll,” Breitbart reports.
Is this Karma Finally Taking Place?
Harris’ past record as an attorney incarcerating high numbers of black people has also been a hurdle for the Democratic Party to content with.
Kamala Harris made her career by locking up Black people in the Bay Area. Her track record consists of terrorizing Black communities through the prison industrial complex. She then became the top cop of California. Her track record consists of rampant anti-Blackness.
— #HandsOffJalil (@BlakeDontCrack) January 21, 2019
As Biden’s and Harris’ actions and words against the black community come back to haunt them, this is a huge boost for President Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign.