New poll shows Trump with 15% approval among Black men

President Donald Trump (photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Wiki Commons).

According to a new CNN poll, Trump approval rating among Black women is three percent. However, that same CNN poll has Trump at approval of 15% from Black men.

According to political strategist Dr. Jason Johnson, that number is scary

“Y’all realize if Trump keeps 15% of Black men in 2020 he probably gets re-elected right?” he wrote.

“President Donald Trump is an unapologetic racist from his policies to his rhetoric. Black women clearly get the memo. On the other hand, Black men appear to be supporting him more than what was expected.”

The poll shows the president’s approval at: White men 54%, White women 42%, Hispanic men 37%, Hispanic women 23%, Black men 15%, and Black women three percent.

In October, conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports claimed that 35% of African Americans approve of President Donald Trump, claiming Trump’s overall approval rating at 51% among likely voters. Rasmussen raised eyebrows in August of 2018 when its polling first suggested that there was an increase of Black voter support for Trump. The Washington Post called that claim “far-fetched,” given the president’s long history of racial insensitivity. The newspaper pointed out that Gallup surveys have consistently polled African American approval of Trump at around 10% through 2018.

Trump’s claims the impact of his administration on the Black community have been widely disputed. Among his claims is that Black median income has reached a high point under his administration. That’s not true, according to the Associated Press.

“Census Bureau data shows that the median income in 2017 for an African American household was $40,258,” the AP said. “That’s below a 2000 peak of $42,348 and also statistically no better than 2016, which was President Barack Obama’s last year in office.”

The Washington Post reports, “His approval rating now sits at 38%, a drop of six points since June. Approval of his handling of the economy has slipped five points, to 46%, with 47% disapproving.”

<CNN.com> also reports, “Six in 10 Americans say President Donald Trump does not deserve to be reelected. The 60% who say the president does not deserve to be reelected is similar to the 63% who felt that way in November 2017. That outpaces his most recent predecessors at a similar stage in their presidencies.”

These numbers reflect sentiment before the recently announced impeachment inquiry which polls say could increase his popularity with the majority of Americans not supporting impeachment.

(Portions of this story were contributed by Defender News Service.)

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