Donald Trump Polls: Black Voters Have Unfavorable View of Candidate

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Donald Trump speaks at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on January 18. (Getty)

A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of black voters have an unfavorable view of Donald Trump.

The poll conducted by The Washington Post/ABC News found that 94% of black voters see Trump in a negative light. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton has a 79% approval rating among African Americans.

This is bad news for Trump, as African Americans will be a key demographic in the 2016 election. Black voters are making up an increasingly larger percentage of the electorate, and in 2012, this group actually had a higher turnout rate than white voters for the first time ever, according to Cook Political.

In 2012, Barack Obama won the black vote by 93%, according to CNN.

Still, Trump believes he can win over black voters in the 2016 election.

“The other thing is African-American voters, I think I’m going to get a tremendous amount,” he said on CNN in April. “And you’ve seen the stories where African-American leaders are saying, ‘You know, my people really like Trump!’”


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