There are several key demographics for both parties that they must win to win a general election.
For the Democrat Party, it is the minority vote, more specifically black voters, where they generally win about 90 percent or more of the vote.
That is changing rather dramatically, and it has liberal pundits and the Democrat Party in sheer panic.
A New York Times/Siena College poll is all the rage in the media right now.
What most people are talking about is the fact that Trump is now winning five of six key battleground states that Biden won in 2020.
There is another aspect to the poll, however, that could be an even more significant concern for the Democrat Party as a whole.
The poll showed that Donald Trump is now winning 22% of the black vote, a massive increase over his 2020 numbers (10%).
The poll was a recent topic of discussion for a CNN panel, with Poppy Harlow leading the wave of panic.
“Twenty-two percent of black voters behind Trump. That is not seen in the modern era for a Republican frontrunner, right? I mean, wow.”
CNN analyst Natasha Alford then chimed in, first stating that the White House says it has a full year, so there is plenty of time to turn this all around.
“I think you have to look at this being a challenge from the very beginning, right? Black voters from the very beginning were saying that, ‘We will help you get Joe Biden into office, but, you know, this is not necessarily our preference.’ This was about democracy and saving democracy, and so here we are a year later. He has not been able to change their impression. Black home ownership is down.
“Going to the store, you know, even if jobs have improved in terms of numbers, the prices that people are paying, just, it doesn’t resonate with them. So ‘Bidenomics,’ all of the things that Biden has done to try to connect, it’s not connecting with this group.”
Joe Biden and Democrats continue to push the idea that Bidenomics is working, but people continue to see their bank accounts going backward.
The record-setting inflation that rocked the middle class after Biden took office has hit everyone, and minority voters can see that they had more money and things cost much less when Trump was in office.
They are also realizing that when Biden says things are better, it is just better than the worst of Biden, but still not better than the pre-pandemic economy we had under Trump.
I have talked to all my minority friends about this, and there is one recurring theme I hear from Hispanic and black voters right now… they are tired of being taken for granted.
They are promised better-paying jobs, more handouts from the government, and the ever-popular reparations. Still, Democrats just use this as the carrot to get them into the voting booth during the election season… and they do it time and time again.
Biden’s inflation was like a slap across the face for them, and it woke them up to more than just Bidenomics.
Minorities are no longer just going to the voting booth and voting Democrat because that is what they are supposed to do or that is what is acceptable. Questions are being asked, hard questions, and they do not like the evasive answers that are being given, so they are looking elsewhere for representation.
I still go back to a line that Trump used during his campaign when talking to minority voters… “What do you have to lose?”
If Democrats lose the minority vote, forget about the White House because the down-ballot voting will crush them and turn everything back over to the GOP.
The difference there is that the GOP is working to gain the minority vote, whereas Democrats have just always taken it for granted.