CNN political commentator Ana Navarro-Cardenas seemingly mocked black Trump supporters over their growing support for the President after a pair of recent polls showed a significant spike in black support numbers.
The two polls. Conducted by Rasmussen and Emerson, showed 34% and 34.5% black approval ratings of the president respectively.
Trump was able to secure the presidency in 2016 with only 8% of the black vote and the recent uptick clearly has Democrats concerned.
Navarro-Cardenas seemed particularly troubled by the fact that her networks effort to label trump as a racist are in large part FAILING. She put out a tweet attempting to belittle the results of the two polls.
“Zero chance this is accurate. Zero. The poll must have only been conducted in the homes of Ben Carson, Kanye, that sheriff guy with the hat and those two Cubic Zirconia & Polyester-Spandex ladies,” the never-Trumper insisted.
Navarro-Cardenas supported Jeb Bush in the 2016 Republican Primary but has since been known for her frequent attacks on Trump supporters, this time however, she crossed a line.
She was not the only one discussing the results on twitter however, as black author and Trump supporter Deneen Borrelli wrote “Boom,” calling the results “Democrats worst nightmare.”
“It might shock Democrats that support for President Trump is rising with Black Americans but it shouldn’t,” Trump campaign Principal Deputy Communications Director Erin Perrine said to Breitbart News. “Blacks are more prosperous than ever because of President Trump with record-low unemployment and rising paychecks.”
The polling bump only bolstered the Trump campaign’s decision to launch a “Black Voices for Trump” political coalition in Nov “We’re going to campaign for every last African American vote in 2020,” Trump said in a speech, launching the group with black supporters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Perrine said the news would energize the coalition going into the president’s re-election effort for 2020.
“The Black Voices for Trump coalition will help get the facts and truth out there about the strength of America for Blacks under President Trump,” she said.
Rasmussen defended their numbers, noting their polling of likely voters was much more expensive but more reflective of election day results.
“All American Adults don’t vote,” they wrote on Twitter. “A portion of Registered Voters also don’t frequent national elections. That’s why we invest the extra $$ to ask political questions to only Likely Voters.”
In our view, pollsters using ‘live-call-from-a-stranger’ or so-called “gold standard” live surveying techniques while simultaneously not dropping their Likely Voters screens are working today at a disadvantage.
Assistant professor at Emerson College Spencer Kimball also defended their polling results to the Epoch Times.
“This could be attributed to variance within the subsets … and be an anomaly, or it could be the start of a trend,” Kimball said, noting Trump was experiencing “slightly higher” approval ratings with minority voters. “He might do better with this vote than he did in 2016.”