Black voters are increasingly supporting Donald Trump as Hillary Clinton‘s poll numbers among African-Americans dropped a shocking 19 percentage points.
Trump’s support among black voters soared to 19.6% from 3.1% (a 16.5% spike), according to a new Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California tracking poll.
Meanwhile, Hillary’s backing among African Americans plunged 19 points: from 90.4% to 71.4%.
Dan Schur, a political strategy expert at USC, said Clinton’s poll numbers among black voters began tumbling after she collapsed at Ground Zero on Sept. 11.
“It’s the largest shift we’ve seen in a one-week period since we began polling in July,” said Schnur.
The USC poll (for the week ended Sept. 16) factored in the “birtherism” issue that Hillary’s camp tried unsuccessfully to revive in a bid to turn African-Americans against Trump.
While pro-Hillary mainstream media outlets CNN and MSNC report that Trump has little or no support among black voters, the billionaire is making headway with minorities, who are rejecting the empty rhetoric of career politicians like Hillary.
Clarence Henderson, an African-American civil rights icon who staged the 1960 sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter to protest segregation, recently endorsed Donald Trump, saying it’s time to vote out say-anything, do-nothing politicians like Hillary and vote in real change.
“Politicians are a dime a dozen,” said Henderson. “Donald Trump is a businessman, and America is a business. In order to run America, you have to understand the economics of America.”
Henderson said struggling African-American communities need a hand up — not a hand-out — and that promising “free stuff” only perpetuates a permanent underclass dependent on welfare.
“One of the biggest problems in America right now, especially in black communities, is the lack of jobs,” said Clarence. “[Trump] has proven that he knows how to create jobs.”
Henderson rejects the race-baiting smear tactics of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, which has repeatedly called Donald Trump a racist.
Clarence is familiar with the Democratic talking point of trashing all Republicans as racist because he was a Democrat.
“I understand that platform because I’ve been a Democrat,” said Henderson. “I come from a time known as ‘Jim Crow.’ I know what racism is and isn’t.”
Bruce Carter, founder of Black Men For Bernie, also supports Trump, as TheImproper has reported.
Carter said oligarchical career politicians like Hillary Clinton pander to minorities when they need their votes but do nothing to improve their struggling communities.
“If black communities vote for Hillary Clinton and Democrats in November, nothing will change because Democrats will continue to believe they don’t have to do anything to earn our votes,” said Carter.
“Hillary Clinton is for Hillary Clinton and the rich donors of the Clinton Foundation.”