… On Election Day, an estimated 8 percent of African Americans voted for Trump. Trump’s dust-up with Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon, in the lead-up to the inauguration did nothing to ease the tensions.
But with Black History Month upon us and the president perhaps attempting to establish a conversation with the black community, does Trump have any chance at winning over African Americans? Data from late in the 2016 campaign suggest little hope.
That conclusion emerges from a national survey of 1,200 African American registered voters conducted by the African American Research Collaborative (AARC) in the week before Election Day. CONT.
Jonathan Collins (UCLA), Monkey Cage