Candidate Trump’s pitch to urban voters, specifically black voters -- a message of “what have you got to lose” that may have been blunt or even offensive to some -- made small but significant inroads in the Keystone State and in others that decided the 2016 election.
Trump’s engagement, which included high profile visits to meet with Philadelphia’s black
The same effect could be seen in
As institutional loyalty cracks and craters in American society, black voters, like all Americans, are becoming less beholden to political parties -- with black men, in particular, being amenable to the Trump pitch. If campaign polling is to be believed, some one third of these voters might support Trump in 2020 if they hear from the
Could it be possible for the
Between the criminal justice bill and a booming economy whose manufacturing rebound has disproportionately benefited blue-collar workers, there is a compelling story to tell.
It’s a story that stands in contrast to a Democratic Party that is veering sharply to the left, driven by the fixations of a mostly-white progressive elite. The Democrats’ staunch opposition to family school choice, insistence on sheltering illegal immigrants convicted of unrelated crimes, enthusiasm for abortion rights into the late second and third trimesters, and obvious distaste for religious “dogma” could sit badly with a great number of African Americans and other socially moderate or conservative
And with a state
Even more importantly,
In communities across the nation, some black voters are “coming out” as
Adding more diverse voters, and specifically black Americans, to the Trump coalition is the only way for the President to pull off another improbable victory in 2020.
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