L.A. Times Poll: Donald Trump Up By Nearly 7 Points Nationally, Over 20% Support Among Black Voters

Hannah Bleau

Good news for Donald Trump. According to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll released Sunday, Trump is up by almost 7 points nationally– 47.7% to 41.0%. Keep in mind, this poll had a pretty solid sample size, with 2,507 respondents.

But the real story here? Donald Trump has over 20% support among black voters, which is high for a Republican.

In addition to increasing his lead overall, Trump continued to improve among black voters. While media outlets have tried to assure readers that Donald Trump’s trip to a black church in Flint, Michigan was a disaster, Trump’s support among African-Americans immediately skyrocketed above 19% in the poll and has stayed there for four days, hitting an all-time high of 20.1% in the poll released after midnight Sunday morning.

Romney got roughly 6% of the black vote in 2012. McCain got 4% in 2008. Needless to say, Trump’s doing much better.

Hillary’s up by just over one point nationally now.

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The gap continues to shrink. I love it.