The level of support for Trump among Black Americans has increased by nine points since 2020, according to a recent poll.

Donald Trump’s Support Among Black Americans Surges Ahead of 2024 Election

Former President Donald Trump’s support among black Americans has surged ahead of the 2024 election, according to polling from GenForward. The black vote is a key demographic that has heavily favored Democrats for the past 50 years. Trump won 8 percent of black voters in 2020, but the recent GenForward polling found that 17 percent of black Americans currently support Trump, up 9 points from the previous election. Additionally, 20 percent of black Americans said they would vote for “someone else” other than Trump or Biden.

This increase in support for Trump among black Americans has been attributed to a variety of issues, including the economy and the crisis at the southern border. In recent months, black Americans in cities such as Chicago have spoken out loudly against the influx of illegal border crossers being moved into their communities, which may have also contributed to the shift in support.

According to Cathy Cohen, the founder and director of the GenForward project and a political science professor at the University of Chicago, the increase in support for Trump among black Americans, particularly among black men, may be influenced by the perception of Trump as projecting a certain “hypermasculinity.”

The poll surveyed 3,448 eligible voters from November 8–30, with a 3-point margin of error, indicating that the increase in support for Trump among black Americans is statistically significant.

This news has the potential to unsettle Democrats ahead of the upcoming election, especially as President Joe Biden’s vote share with black voters in the GenForward poll was recorded at a dismal 63 percent, with 17 percent indicating they would vote for Trump.

Amidst these findings, it is important for black Americans to know that despite what Democrats and the media tell them, they are welcome in the Trump coalition. Trump has repeatedly expressed his commitment to making America better for all Americans, regardless of race.

The increase in black support for Trump comes at a time when the Democratic Party may have to recalibrate its strategies to retain the support of this key demographic.

As the 2024 election approaches, it will be interesting to see how candidates from both parties engage with black voters and respond to the evolving political landscape.