President Trump’s Support Among Black Voters Nears 20%
President Donald Trump’s broad coalition continues to grow as Joe Biden struggles to stay awake.
While the black vote was instrumental in Biden’s defeat of Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democrat primary (though Sanders is still “sorta technically” in the race), President Trump’s approval among that demographic indicates that he’ll garner a larger share of the black vote in November than he did against Hillary Clinton.
As reported by the Washington Examiner:
President Trump earned a 19% job approval rating from black voters in the latest Fox News poll as the Trump reelection campaign works to double the 8% support he received from this cohort four years ago. The poll has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points.
In the Fox News survey, which was conducted April 4-7, 13% of registered black voters said they “somewhat approve” of Trump’s job performance, with 6% saying they “strongly approve.”
Nevertheless, in a head-to-head matchup with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Trump fell short of his goal of doubling his performance with black voters, trailing the former vice president 66% to 10%. The other 24% were undecided, backing another candidate, or not voting.
In exit polls from 2016, 89% of black voters said they voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Still, turnout in black strongholds in states such as Michigan and Wisconsin was not sufficient for a Clinton victory, so Biden will have to generate more enthusiasm for his candidacy that Clinton did.
In November a Rasmussen poll found Trump’s black support to be at 34%, but the margin of error on that poll was 11% (implying the figure could be largely consistent with this Fox poll). At that time, the poll reflected a doubling in Trump’s black support from the year prior.
All these polls provide an obvious contradiction to the media narrative about President Trump appealing to “racists,” hence why they’ll never get a second of airtime on CNN or MSNBC.