African-American Support of Trump at 36%, Almost Double from Last Year – Poll
Support for US President Donald Trump among black voters is currently at 36 percent, almost double the number from last year, according to a new poll. It comes despite reports that a tape exists of Trump using the N-word.
The 36 percent approval rating, revealed in a Rasmussen poll on Thursday, is a huge surge from the same day last year, when his approval among black voters was 19 percent.
The number is also a massive jump from the 2016 election, when Trump received just eight percent of the black vote.
The leap is considered highly significant for a Republican president, as the African-American community largely votes Democratic in every election.
The surge is likely largely due to the fact that black unemployment hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May, one of Trump’s main selling points during his speeches. His opponents usually counter by mentioning that the most dramatic drop in black unemployment actually came during the Obama administration, when it slid from 16.8 percent to 7.8 percent, though that took almost the entirety of Obama’s two terms – March 2010 to January 2017.