Trump Is In Fourth Place Among Black Voters

It wasn’t that long ago that Donald Trump liked to boast about his support from black voters. And although Trump had a history of controversy on issues of race, it wasn’t that crazy to think he could at least outperform the GOP’s last two presidential nominees, John McCain and Mitt Romney, with black voters. After all, McCain and Romney were polling at less than 5 percent among black voters after their conventions, and Trump isn’t facing off against the first black presidential nominee of a major party.

But Trump is polling worse among black voters than almost every single Republican presidential nominee since 1948 in polls taken between the party conventions and Election Day.

Trump is currently in fourth place among black voters. You read that correctly: He’s trailing Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Any one national poll typically has only about 100 African-American respondents — too small a sample to make much of the results. So here’s an average of the four live-interview surveys taken since the conventions, from ABC News/Washington Post, Fox News, Marist, and NBC News/Wall Street Journal:

Anger
Sadness
Fear
Disgust
Joy
Anger
Sadness
Fear
Disgust
Joy

Keywords in this article

Keyword Sentiment Site Avg. Compared
Donald Trump + 0.78 -0.14
0.92
Civil Rights Act + 0.00 -0.13
0.13
nominee Jill Stein + 0.00 -0.04
0.04
major-party black nominee + 0.00 0.00
0.00
past Republican nominees + 0.00 -0.32
0.32
African-American respondents + 0.00 0.00
0.00
Election Studies surveys + 0.00 0.00
0.00
News/Wall Street Journal + 0.00 0.09
-0.09
Libertarian Gary Johnson + 0.00 0.02
-0.02
ABC News/Washington Post + 0.00 0.10
-0.10
black voters -0.06 -0.13
0.07
Trump -0.07 -0.07
0.00
percent -0.12 -0.30
0.18
major civil rights -0.36 -0.19
-0.17
minority voters -0.41 -0.26
-0.15
average Republican nominee -0.46 -0.46
0.00
racially charged comments -0.57 -0.50
-0.07
Republican presidential nominee -0.59 -0.13
-0.46
post-election ANES surveys -0.60 -0.60
0.00
black presidential nominee -0.61 -0.61
0.00

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