CNN's Poppy Harlow showed her surprise at the growing popularity of former President Donald Trump among Black voters.
The news added to a recent New York Times/Siena College poll that showed Trump leading President Joe Biden in five of six battleground states.
— Will 🇺🇸 🍢 (@NoLeftTurns) November 7, 2023
"The poll also found that 22 percent of black voters favor Trump, a stark increase from the less than 10 percent he received in the 2020 election," the Daily Caller reported.
"Twenty-two percent of black voters behind Trump. That is not seen in the modern era for a Republican frontrunner, right? I mean, wow,” Harlow said.
John Gizzi: "Trump is favored by 22 per cent of the Black voters — a modern high for any Republican presidential nominee." https://t.co/DhX8qWw9nq
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) November 7, 2023
"In a remarkable sign of a gradual racial realignment between the two parties, the more diverse the swing state, the farther Mr. Biden was behind," wrote the Times' Shane Goldmacher, "and he led only in the whitest of the six [states]."
"Should the vote actually turn out in 2024 the way the poll shows, it would be the largest percentage of Black voters to support a Republican presidential candidate since Richard Nixon got roughly 36 percent of the Black vote in 1960," Newsmax reported.
The poll data marks a strong contrast with the media narrative that Trump and Republicans are not popular among non-white voters. The Black voters in the poll mark more than twice the percentage as the last election, offering a major concern for Democrats.
Biden's approval rating has remained low in recent months as well, dropping down to 39% in recent rankings.
The concerns are leading some Democrats to call for Biden to rethink his plans for reelection, leaving an opportunity for another Democrat to run instead.
The polls are clearly changing in favor of Trump with CNN's Harlow showing surprise over the latest developments.