Rasmussen’s daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday showed a significant spike in support from the black community, nearly doubling President Trump’s support among that demographic from this time last year.
Trump hit a 29% approval rating among blacks, up from just 15% in August of 2017.
Just this week, the president was praised by some black leaders for his initiatives regarding prison reform and his “pro-black” policies. Black unemployment has dropped considerably under Trump, hitting a record low of 5.9% in May.
“This is probably the most pro-active administration regarding urban America and the faith-based community in my lifetime,” said Pastor Darrell Scott, an early supporter of Trump’s.
“This president actually wants to prove something to our community, our faith-based community and our ethnic community. The last president didn’t feel like he had to. He got a pass,” added Scott. “This is probably going to be… the most pro-black president I’ve seen in my lifetime.”