Former KKK leader has more support among black voters than Trump

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE's support among black voters is lower than a white supremacist running for the U.S. Senate. 


The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Trump with 1 percent support among black voters nationally, which has been typical throughout the Republican presidential nominee's campaign. 

David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard running for an open Senate seat in Louisiana, polled 14 percent support among black voters in the state, according to a survey by the University of New Orleans's Survey Research Center. 

But, as The Washington Post notes, there are caveats to the Louisiana survey. 

The poll only asked respondents whether they would vote for Duke but didn't ask about any of the other candidates. 

Duke has been an outspoken Trump supporter. 

Duke, who announced last month he would run for Louisiana's open Senate seat, said he is 100 percent behind Trump's legislative agenda. 

"As a United States senator, nobody will be more supportive of his legislative agenda, his Supreme Court agenda than I will," Duke said in an interview on NPR's "Morning Edition." 

"I'm 100 percent behind it. I have a long record of being in favor of protecting our borders from this massive immigration." 

But his endorsement of Trump snared the candidate in controversy earlier this year.

Initially, Trump appeared to sidestep questions about Duke's support, but the GOP nominee later said he disavowed his endorsement.

Trump quickly rebuked Duke's Senate run, noting that he was criticized for not doing it fast enough when he received the initial endorsement in February. 

When asked last month if he would support a Democrat over Duke, Trump said, "I guess, depending on the who the Democrat is — but the answer would be yes."