New Rasmussen poll results point to an increase in President Trump’s approval among black voters to 29% from 15% one year ago. And it would not take a huge shift in black voter sentiment to sway an election. If the results of this poll, a near doubling of support in one year, are genuine and sustainable, Democrats have reason to worry.
Although this news may sound surprising, there are valid reasons for blacks to gravitate toward Trump. Democratic candidates generally take black support for granted, but Trump has actually made an effort to reach out to the black community.
Kanye West’s enthusiast support certainly helped Trump gain traction among black voters. In April, West endured relentless criticism from many on the left who viewed him as a traitor. However, he is a very powerful person and his endorsement of Trump likely caused some of his fans to at least consider the possibility of supporting Trump.