Donald Trump is drawing support from a group not usually associated with Republican presidential candidates, radio show host and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Tuesday.
“Let me tell you a phenomenon that I discovered on my radio show,” Cain said during an appearance on Fox and Friends. “I get callers who call up and say, ‘I am black, I’m female and I’m going from Democrat to Trump.’”
“They didn’t say they were going from Democrat to Republican, they’re going from Democrat to Trump. I think that’s part of the phenomenon,” he added.
“I boil (the Trump phenomenon) down to three words: leadership, fighter and winner,” Cain said. “That’s what people see, and they’re not listening to all this other stuff.”
“What Trump is doing that the others may not be doing as well is attracting nontraditional voters,” Cain said. “I’ve seen a survey that said that, and I’ve seen many quotes of people who said, ‘I have given up on voting, I gave up on it but I’m coming back in.’”
Cain is not the only one to note Trump’s high standing among black voters in a general election.
“If he were the Republican nominee he would get the highest percentage of black votes since Ronald Reagan in 1980,” political consultant Frank Luntz told Politico. “They find him fascinating, and in all the groups I have done, I have found Obama voters, they could’ve voted for Obama twice, but if they’re African-American they would consider Trump.”
h/t: IJ Review