Sen. Tim Scott believes that President Trump will see a 50% increase in his share of the black vote from 2016 and could earn as much as 15%.
“It will go from 8% in 2016 to a minimum of 12% in 2020,” Scott told Fox News host Neil Cavuto. “Trump could even get support from as much as 15% of black voters.”
“That is game over,” Scott added.
The South Carolina senator cited the rise in black homeownership, criminal justice reform, and historically low black unemployment as the reasons for his optimism.
“President Trump is not just talking a good game, he is walking a good game,” Scott added.
— Neil Cavuto (@TeamCavuto) February 20, 2020
Scott’s prediction is consistent with recent polling that shows growing support in the black community for Trump.
Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons warned Democrats earlier this month that Trump is working effectively for the black vote.
“I’m gonna send this flag up to the Democratic Party — people need to understand this,” he said during an appearance on MSNBC. “We talked to Terrance Woodbury, who’s a young African American pollster. He has been saying for months that he thinks President Trump has been going very hard at African American men, particularly young African American men.”
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