According to the 2020 exit polls done by Edison, Trump put up better numbers with every race and gender except white men.
It’s worth noting that exit polls are just a sample and the numbers could change a little bit as the vote is further analyzed, but they’re probably fairly close to right.
With that in mind, the fact that Trump’s numbers could go up with all of these groups even with media non-stop claiming he’s racist, sexist, horrible person indicates three things in particular.
First off, Trump aggressively pursued the votes of suburban moms and black Americans, and guess what? It seemed to work. Maybe more Republicans should try that sort of thing instead of writing off blocks of potentially reachable voters.
Second, all we’ve heard from Country Club Republicans for two decades is that we need to push amnesty to appeal to Hispanic Americans. Well, amnesty squish John McCain got 31% of the Hispanic vote and Mitt Romney, who started tough, then went soft on the issue got 27%. Trump outperformed both of them while making being tough on illegal immigration a core part of his presidency.
Last, but not least, the mainstream media’s credibility is eroding enough that a larger share of the public simply doesn’t believe what they say about Republicans anymore. Not everyone is happy about that either. For example, here’s Charles Blow from the New York Times.