DAILYKENN.com -- A year ago it was 19 percent. Today it has nearly doubled at 36 percent.
"Today's @realDonaldTrump approval ratings among black voters: 36%," Rasmussen said in a tweet. "This day last year: 19%."
Not since 1956 — 62 years ago — has such a large percentage of black Americans supported a Republican president as indicated by presidential elections. In that year Dwight Eisenhower garnered 39 percent of the black vote.
Trump garnered 8 percent of the black vote in 2016.
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It is even more unexpected given the president's rocky history on matters related to race, including his current nasty feud with former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has alleged Trump said "n word" on the set of the reality-TV show "The Apprentice."
Conservatives celebrated the poll as a sign of trouble for Democrats in upcoming elections.
Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative campus group Turning Point USA, cited the poll as evidence that Trump "is breaking the Democrat party as we know it."
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