Poll: Black Support For Trump Has Nearly Doubled From a Year Ago

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WILKES BARRE, PA - AUGUST 02: President Donald J. Trump speaks to a large crowd gathered to see him on August 2, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. This is Trump's second rally this week; the same week his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort started his trial that stemmed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russias alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Getty Images)

It’s Friday, so now is as good a time as any to trigger Democrats with facts. And we’ve got one here that is sure to ruin their entire weekend.

On Thursday, a presidential daily tracking poll from Rasmussen indicated that President Trump’s approval rating had jumped to 50 percent, a solid five points ahead of where Barack Obama sat at the same exact point during his presidency. (RELATED: President Trump’s Approval Rating Skyrockets to 50%, Crushes Obama’s Numbers).

If that wasn’t enough, the same tracking poll gives us this gem of information – Trump’s approval rating amongst blacks has nearly doubled since last year.

In August of 2017, the President’s approval rating with black voters stood at 15 percent. One year later, it has reached 29 percent, an incredible number when you consider Republican support from the black community usually hovers in single digits.

On the campaign trail, then-candidate Trump implored African-Americans to take a chance on him.

“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed — what the hell do you have to lose?” he asked.

Now it seems, voters are starting to come around to the idea they had nothing to lose by supporting Trump, and are instead gaining in so many different measures.

At a meeting of religious leaders at the White House this week, pastor Darrell Scott declared Trump to be “the most pro-black president we’ve had in our lifetime.”

There are a variety of reasons for this, but it’s the black unemployment rate that sticks out above all other factors. With the jobs report coming out on Friday, black unemployment now stands at 6.6 percent.

By contrast, from 2001 to 2016, under Presidents Bush and Obama, the unemployment rate ranged between 7.7 percent and an unreal high of 16.8 percent in 2010.

Under Obama, jobs in the black community were being given to illegals. Now that President Trump is in power, those jobs are going to illegal immigrants less and less.

“This administration has taken a lot of people by surprise,” Scott said. “And it’s going to surprise you guys even more because this is probably the most proactive administration regarding urban America and the faith-based community in my lifetime.”

Perhaps that surprise will morph into further acceptance as Trump’s economic platform of massive deregulation and tax cuts continues to spur historically low unemployment numbers in the black community.

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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