Trump Gets Nearly 26 Percent Of The Black Vote In New Poll

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Republican nominee Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in South Carolina with 53 percent of the vote in a poll out Wednesday which also shows Trump getting 26 percent of the black vote.

Trump is leading with 53 percent, Clinton follows with with 37.57 percent, Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 3.4 percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein got less than one percent in the Trafalgar Group poll. South Carolina is a solidly Republican state so Trump’s lead here isn’t surprising.

However, Trump is doing quite well with blacks in the poll. He has 25.75 percent support among black voters, and Clinton leads with 70 percent of the black vote. Clinton leads with Hispanic voters at 50.99 percent, Trump follows with 29.3 percent.

Trump has done well previously with black voters in southern states before. He received 34 percent of the black vote in North Carolina in an August poll. The Republican nominee has been attempting to reach out to black voters and has repeatedly asked them at rallies “what do you have to lose?”

The poll was of 1247 general election voters and was conducted between Sept. 6 and Sept 12. It has an overall margin of error of plus or minus 2.77 percent and for the black vote specifically a margin of error of 5.22 percent.