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Trump Support Up This Week Among Black Voters

Friday, August 02, 2019

President Trump triggered a media firestorm when he criticized a longtime Democratic congressman’s job performance, saying his Baltimore district is “a rat and rodent infested mess” and “the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.”

The president has since pointed out that many of the country’s major cities have similar problems, and nearly all have been run for years by Democrats. Democratic leaders responded by calling Trump a racist, but media interviews in Baltimore and elsewhere found black residents asking the same questions the president is asking.

Like most Republicans, Trump has struggled to attract black voters, but this week’s surveying for the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll has found a bump in black support for the president. Even with the +/-9 margin of error for the smaller sample, it’s a bump that has held up nearly all week.

Date

Black Approval 2019

Black approval 2018

Monday, July 29, 2019

25%

NA

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

34%

28%

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

34%

28%

Thursday, August 1, 2019

33%

25%

Friday, August 2, 2019

29%

29%

Full Week Numbers

32%

26%

It’s way too soon to say whether this is a temporary blip on the radar or whether Trump is on to something. We’ll be watching.

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