President Donald Trump’s approval rating among likely black voters registered at 36 percent this week, which is a 17-point increase from this time last year, when it was only 19 percent.
Rasmussen Reports published the finding on Wednesday among its daily tracking poll results.
Today’s @realDonaldTrump approval ratings among black voters: 36%
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) August 15, 2018
Rasmussen’s determination of an upward trend in Trump’s African-American support is consistent with other survey findings.
An NAACP poll released earlier this month showed the president’s approval rating at 21 percent among blacks. The NAACP downplayed that number’s importance, of course, but it was remarkable all the same.
According to exit polling conducted by NBC News, Trump received just 8 percent of the African American vote in the 2016 election.
By contrast, the highest percentage of the African-American vote garnered by a Republican presidential candidate in recent decades is 12 percent by former Sen. Bob Dole in 1996.
In 1956, Dwight Eisenhower — who took decisive action in support of African Americans’ civil rights as president — won an impressive 39 percent of the black vote, which is the highest post World War II tally for a Republican.
In a Twitter post, Turning Point USA head Charlie Kirk predicted a landslide for Trump in 2020, if the present trend continues.
“If Trump can snag 15% of the black vote in 2020, the Democrats will have almost no chance,” Kirk tweeted.
Romney at his peak earned 6% in this poll
If Trump can snag 15% of the black vote in 2020, the Democrats will have almost no chance
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 9, 2018
Trump has repeatedly touted that his administration’s policies have helped lead to the lowest level of African-American unemployment ever recorded.
African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in our country. The Hispanic unemployment rate dropped a full point in the last year and is close to the lowest in recorded history. Dems did nothing for you but get your vote! #NeverForget @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2018
The disparity between the overall unemployment rate and black unemployment has also been the lowest on record, as well.
Last month, frequent Fox News guest Candace Owens predicted there will be a “major black exit” from the Democrat Party in 2020.
Owens told Fox, “There is going to be a major black exit from the Democrat Party, and they are going to actually have to actually compete for their votes in 2020.”
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) July 5, 2018
“We are already seeing a major shift,” the Turning Point USA communications director added.
She highlighted that Trump was not considered a racist before he ran for office, and, in fact, was “loved in the hip hop” world.
Owens believes that the black community will become “the most politically relevant voting group by 2020.”
I’m calling it now, the black community, which has been politically irrelevant for decades, will become the most politically relevant voting group by 2020.
The greatest untapped resource in America is the black community.
Our awakening is finally happening.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) July 3, 2018
She pronounced, “Our awakening is finally happening.”
If what Owens says is true, it bodes well for Trump and the Republican Party as a whole.
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