This data isn’t new but it’s striking, and features in a FiveThirtyEight piece examining the black vote this year in more granular detail. It’s an ironic counterpoint to the Ilhan Omar post earlier too, as it suggests that Trump’s insinuations about people who don’t belong to “our country” aren’t hurting him with younger black voters, at least.
But that’s the glass-half-full view. The glass-half-empty view is this: How many more black voters, young and old, might he attract if not for off-putting garbage like that?
Trump’s going to get clobbered among Latinos and, especially, black voters this year but the degree to which he’s clobbered matters a lot. If he pulls another election upset, his performance with black and Latino men in particular is apt to be a key reason. There’s a gender gap within those groups, just as there is among whites. But there’s an *age* gap too, one that tends to be overlooked in too-broad references to “the black vote” or “the Latino vote.” Younger black voters think very differently than older ones do about politics, notes FiveThirtyEight. And that may have major implications for American politics in a few years.