If there was ever any doubt why the left was so upset with Kanye West’s support for President Trump, it has now been officially erased. A Reuters poll taken after Kanye came out for Trump shows that 22% of blacks polled now support the president. The previous poll taken before Kanye’s endorsement was at 11%. That is huge!
What’s even bigger is that Democrats need to maintain at least 85% of the black vote or face disaster at the polls and they are already 7 points below that now. And remember, this is just beginning. Each time the rap star opens his mouth, more black voters rally to the president. That would make Kanye a kingmaker in the midterm elections and give him greater influence he can use to help in his many philanthropic causes.
Kanye could increase that influence should he decide to appear in campaign rallies for candidates who align themselves to the president and if he were to perform a couple of songs, he would draw huge numbers of black voters to those rallies. He could literally turn the tide in the midterm elections into a red tsunami, forget a wave.
With so many races being so close over the last few years, this could reverse that pattern. Remember, every vote Kanye would inspire would count as 2 votes since the Democrats would lose a vote and Republicans would gain one.
This is a trend both parties will be watching. If there are no new polls and you want to know which way the tide is moving, keep an eye on Percoset sales. The Democrats may need a lot of them.
A poll taken on April 22, 2018 had Trump’s approval rating among black men at 11 percent, while the same poll on April 29, 2018 pegged the approval rating at 22 percent. It should be noted that Reuters only sampled slightly under 200 black males each week and slightly under 3,000 people overall.
Trump experienced a similar jump in approval among black people overall, spiking from 8.9 percent on April 22 to 16.5 percent on April 29.
Black males were also far more likely to say that they had “mixed feelings” about the president. On the 22nd, 1.5 percent said they had mixed feelings, while 7.1 percent said the same on the 29th.