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White voters are turning away from President Trump. That assessment includes his invaluable working-class white base. But Trump has only himself and his campaign to blame for the bad news contained in the latest polls. While America burns, his campaigns only plan seems to be wooing black voters by tweeting that Joe Biden is the real racist. Trump seems unable to do anything about the riots or the devastation wrought by coronavirus. The latest poll numbers should knock some sense into the president. He seems to be responding a little lately, but hes going to lose the election if he sticks to Jared Kushners agenda and doesnt fight like the candidate we elected in 2016.
The latest polls from The New York Times poll lay bare the ugly truth.
Biden leads Trump among college-educated whites by 28 points [Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race, by Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin and Matt Stevens, June 24, 2020]. The former vice president leads Trump by double digits among all white voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, three states crucial to Trumps 2016 victory, yet he is down by double digits[In Poll, Trump Falls Far Behind Biden in Six Key Battleground States, by Nate Cohn, June 25, 2020].The same poll puts Biden 14 points ahead of Trump nationwide: 50 percent to 36 percent. That figure is no outlier either. The latest polls from Fox News and Harvard-Harris put Biden 12 points ahead nationally. The Real Clear Politics average has Biden ahead by 9.4 points.
Trumps problems among college-educated whites have drawn much attention during his presidency. Whats new is declining support among non-college educated whites, where he holds only a 19-point lead. He won that demographic by 37 points in 2016. And his declining support among this key constituency is pronounced in six battleground states, with only 16 percent of non-college educated whites backing him. In October, his lead among them was 24 points. In 2016, Trump won these battleground voters by 26 points.
Funny thing is, those voters arent defecting to Bidens camp, either; their support for him has increased by just 1 since October. The Times describes them as white voters with more conservative attitudes on racial issues, which likely means they think Trump has not delivered the promised nationalist agenda. One voter told the Timess Cohn hes disappointed with Trumps not cracking down on the rioters and shutting down the economy because of the Chinese Virus pandemic. Hell still vote for Trump, but without much enthusiasm.
Older whites are also jumping ship. In six battleground states, Trump and Biden are about even among whites 65 or older. Trump won them by nearly 20 points in 2016. The Times attributes that decline to the presidents coronavirus response and his tone [Trump Faces Mounting Defections From a Once-Loyal Group: Older White Voters, by Alexander Burns and Katie Glueck, June 28, 2020].
The likely cause? The literal chaos they see on television. People are frightened by coronavirus, the riots, the Lefts cultural revolution, and the crippled economy. They dont see Trump leading. Rioters tear down statues and attack our history with neither police action nor pushback. Crime is rising significantly. The media are hyping a second wave of coronavirus as Trump pushes for reopening the country. More than 47 million Americans have applied for unemployment since March 1 [Another 1.48 million Americans file for unemployment benefits, by Heidi Chung, Yahoo Finance, June 25, 2020].
That picture of Trumps America hardly inspires confidence.
The only positive for Trump is that Biden has roughly the same non-white support that Hillary Clinton had in 2016. But thats not exactly great news, either, given the campaigns focus on painting Biden as the real racist. The message is having zero effect on non-whites. The Times: Biden leads by 74 points among blacks and by 39 points among Hispanics [Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race, by Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin and Matt Stevens, June 24, 2020].
The black figure is particularly humiliating. Trump and his campaign flunkies cant stop talking about the great things Trump does for blacks. Record-low black unemployment! Criminal justice reform! Permanent funding for historically black colleges! And that non-stop message has only worsened since the Floyd hoax. I think Ive done more for the Black community than any other president, he told Fox News [Trump suggests Lincolns legacy is questionable, brags about his own work for Black Americans, by Dan Mangan, CNBC, June 12, 2020].
A tweet from Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale last week illustrates the idiocy. Parscale attacked Biden for working with Strom Thurmond to impose harsh sentences on crack dealers. He claimed this legislation targeted blacks and Trump is fixing the problem
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