If you went by the headlines you’d probably get the impression that Trump won’t garner any of the minority vote. Hillary Clinton has branded him as a racist – as has Bernie Sanders for his comments on Mexican illegal immigrants. A column at The Week was headlined “Donald Trump is running the most explicitly racist campaign since 1968”But ironically it seems everyone who’s found Trumps comments to be racist is white. As World Net Daily reported regarding Trump’s polling numbers:
Pundits might point to billionaire Donald Trump’s huge lead in the GOP presidential primary race as being the result of his generally anti-Washington, anti-government, anti-establishment, anti-politically correct attitude.If so, it’s not just whites who are ticked at the bureaucracy, but minorities too.
Because a new poll, which still has Trump leading the race, shows 40 percent of blacks are lining up behind Trump, as are 45 percent of Hispanics, and even nearly 19 percent of Asians. Blacks and Hispanics, in fact, even support Trump at a higher level than whites.
The results are from a new WND/Clout poll by Clout Research, a national opinion research firm in Columbus, Ohio. The telephone survey of registered voters was taken Dec. 18-27, except for the holiday, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.35 percentage points.Only Dr. Ben Carson pulled more support from the black community than Trump, at 50 percent, and no one had more support from Hispanics than Trump. Among Asians, 37.5 percent supported Sen. Marco Rubio, with Sen. Ted Cruz matching Trump’s 18.8 percent.
Among whites, Trump was far and away the leader, with 37.7 percent of the respondents. Cruz was second at 25.1 percent.
In other words, Trump is the frontrunner because he’s appealing to everybody. For some perspective Mitt Romney only garnered the vote of 17 percent of non-white voters.Hillary and Sanders can attack Trump over alleged racism all they want, but one of the two will be shocked when they lose the minority vote to him this election.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]