A poll by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People shows that President Donald Trump’s approval rating among black voters is nearly three times higher than the percent of blacks who voted for him in 2016, but the NAACP said the poll just confirms Trump’s racism.
According to the report accompanying the poll results, Trump’s improved approval rating among black voters doesn’t override the perceived negative impact the president is having on race relations.
“Our analysis shows President Trump’s racism is a major factor in both why and how people will vote in the midterm elections,” NAACP President Derrick Johnson said. “The poll confirms how Trump’s racism has not only divided the nation and polluted policy, but also serves as a key factor in motivating voters of color to disrupt politics as usual on a national scale.”
The poll showed Trump’s approval rating among black voters as 21 percent. Trump only earned 8 percent of the black vote during the 2016 election.
His approval among black voters was lower than his rating among all the other polled minority groups: Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans. (Read more from “NAACP Calls Trump Racist After Its Own Poll Shows Improved Black Approval Rating” HERE)