Trump’s Approval Rating Jumps 9 Points Amongst Black Voters During GOP Convention


President Trump’s approval rating from black and Hispanic voters rose amid the Republican National Convention.

Twenty-four percent of registered black voters approve of the job Trump is doing, a rise of 9 percentage points from a poll taken earlier in August, a Hill-HarrisX poll found.

The poll also showed positive movement for the president’s approval rating among Hispanic voters, 32% of whom approve of the job Trump is doing as president, a rise of 2 percentage points.

In 2016, the president won 8% of the black vote and 29% of the Hispanic vote. Trump also won 49% of the suburban vote to Hillary Clinton’s 45%. However, the 2018 midterm elections told a different story, with Democrats flipping suburban House seats.

The Hill-HarrisX poll surveyed 2,861 people from around the United States between Aug. 22-25 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.83 percentage points.

Trump’s overall approval rating sits at 44%, a loss of 1 point, according to the Hill. His approval numbers decreased by 1 point among registered Republican voters.

While both Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Trump are targeting the suburbs, suburban voters disapprove of the president’s job performance at 58%, compared to 42% approving. Trump has an edge in rural areas, where 53% of respondents approve of his job performance.

Author: Carly Ortiz-Lytle

Source: Washington Examiner: Trump’s approval rating among black voters jumps nine points during GOP convention: Poll