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Former President Donald Trump has surpassed President Joe Biden in many polls and people are starting to see precisely how much support the 45th president has.
When the former president appeared with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, music star Kid Rock and UFC President Dana White at a UFC event last week the crowd went insane.
Podcast host Joe Rogan, on his show “The Joe Rogan Experience,” spoke about the event this past week.
“When he walked out of Madison Square Garden, it was f-cking bananas. The whole place was cheering. He walks out to Kid Rock’s American Badass’ with Kid Rock and Tucker Carlson walking in like the ‘Right Wing Avengers,’” the host said. “And the place went nuts. I’m telling you, the f-cking cheers of the crowd were nuts.”
“It was overwhelming in support of him, and it lasted a long time,” he said. “I mean, you had to hear what the crowd sounded like before he walked in and then when he did. I mean it was just overwhelming cheers for like over a minute. I mean, just imagine a minute of people screaming at the top of their lungs.”
And the news keeps getting more positive for the former president.
President Joe Biden’s 2024 campaign just got another major dose of bad news in the form of another poll showing him losing support among a historically key Democratic voting bloc.
A CNN poll released last week shows former President Donald Trump beating Biden by three points among “men of color” voters, which the outlet described as a “shocking” revelation for Democrats who hope the president can win reelection.
The demographic went for Trump 49-46 percent, according to the outlet’s poll, which is a stark contrast from just three short years ago:
- 42 percent of black men are eligible voters
- 12 percent of eligible black men voted for Trump
- 87 percent of black men supported Biden
Also, among Hispanic men in 2020:
- 58 percent of Hispanic men are eligible voters
- 40 percent of eligible Hispanic men voted for Trump
- 57 percent of Hispanic men voted for Biden
“Shocking, shocking,” said Van Jones, a CNN commentator, of the findings. “The black male, that’s a stunner. Black women have been in the lead, but black men haven’t been that far behind.”
Overall, black and Hispanic men still favor Biden overall, but by much smaller margins this time around.
“Black voters favor Biden, 73% vs. Trump’s 23%, while Latino voters split 50% Biden to 46% Trump. And among voters of color generally, women divide 63% Biden to 31% Trump, while men split about evenly, 49% Trump to 46% Biden,” CNN reported.
Earlier this month, a poll by The New York Times and Siena College found that 22 percent of black respondents support Trump, the highest percentage of black support for a GOP presidential candidate in the modern era.
“Trump leads Biden by a whopping 10 points in Nevada, six points in Georgia, five points in both Arizona and Michigan, and four points in Pennsylvania. Biden’s sole lead is in Wisconsin, where he beats Trump by two points,” Fox News reported, citing the poll, which was released on Sunday.
Biden beat Trump in each of those states in 2020. But now, combined, Trump leads Biden 48–44 percent in those states.
Fox News added: “The polling attributes Biden’s poor showing to a devastating lack of confidence due to his age. Voters said they trusted Trump to better handle the economy, foreign policy, and immigration. Trump’s performance also came thanks to unprecedented levels of support from black voters, with a record 22% of the demographic siding with him over Biden across the six states, according to the NYT.”
“Twenty-two percent of black voters behind Trump. That is not seen in the modern era for a Republican frontrunner, right?” CNN’s Harlow said in response to the survey.
“It’s startling,” CNN analyst Natasha Alford responded. “I looked at the Democratic response, Kevin Munoz, the spokesman for Biden, and this idea that you know, we have a year. We can turn things around.”
“I think you have to look at this being a challenge from the very beginning, right?” she continued. “Black voters from the very beginning were saying that, ‘We will help you get Joe Biden into office, but, you know, this is not necessarily our preference.’ This was about democracy and saving democracy, and so here we are a year later. He has not been able to change their impression.”