90 Miles From Tyranny : Why do younger black voters like Trump more than elders? UCLA study explains

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Why do younger black voters like Trump more than elders? UCLA study explains

'Because they're tired of hearing the same stories about victimhood, racism, and zero answers that the left has been giving for years,' said black conservative activist Rob Smith.

UCLA data collected just prior to the protests about the death of African-American George Floyd show younger black Americans have been holding more favorable views of President Trump than their parents and grandparents.

The data collected from April 2-May 13 by the Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape project, an initiative that conducted weekly surveys of thousands of potential voters for nearly a year, found that 29% of percent of black voters ages 30-44 and 21% ages 18-29 have a "very favorable" or "somewhat favorable" view of President Trump. This compares to just 14% of black voters 45-64 and 9% of those 65 and older.

"Trump symbolizes a much broader understanding than just his personality, what he represents," veteran black empowerment activist Bob Woodson told Just the News. "I think that our younger people are realizing how they have been taken for granted by the Democratic Party and Democratic philosophy, and therefore are really open to alternatives."

Young black voters more open to Trump than older generations

Woodson cited as evidence of this new trend the 2018 Florida gubernatorial race, where white Republican Ron DeSantis won by only 32,000 votes over the black Democrat in the race, Andrew Gillum.

"And that's because 100,000 low-income blacks voted for DeSantis, even though Gillum had Obama and Oprah campaigning for...

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