Presidential races

Trump polls fourth among black voters

Donald Trump is one of two major-party nominees but is polling last among four White House candidates for support from black voters, according to several polls. 

FiveThirtyEight noted this week that the four live-interview surveys taken since the conventions last month have shown Trump, the GOP nominee, averaging in last place.
{mosads}Democrat Hillary Clinton was supported by 86 percent of black voters based on an average of ABC News/Washington Post, Fox News, Marist and NBC/Wall Street Journal polls.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein averaged 5 percent support among black voters in those polls, while Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson averaged 4 percent support.
Trump averaged just 2 percent support.
That suggests Trump could get much less support among black voters than GOP nominees previously.
The average Republican nominee has received about 10 percent of the black vote since 1948, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Black voters were among the minority groups that Republicans sought to make inroads with following President Obama’s win in the 2012 election. The Republican National Committee this week announced several new hires to bolster its outreach to black voters.
Trump has long said he has a good relationship with African-Americans and drew attention to one black voter at a rally in June, saying, “Look at my African-American over here.” The man later said he was happy to be recognized by Trump.
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