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Poll: Donald Trump Has 1 Percent of Black-Voter Support

Presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015
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Presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015
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Donald Trump isn't faring well with African-American voters. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that Hillary Clinton is doing extraordinarily well with African-American voters and has a commanding 91 percent-to-1 percent lead over the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.


But despite Clinton's enormous lead with African-American voters, the poll also shows that the race to the White House is tightening: Clinton is  leading Trump by just 2 points—42 percent to 40 percent—overall, CNN reports.

CNN notes that the Quinnipiac University study is one of the few polls to show Clinton with such a slight lead, and adds that the Quinnipiac poll overlaps with data from an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll and a Washington Post-ABC News poll, both of which show Clinton to have at least a 4-point advantage.


A majority of voters surveyed—58 percent for Trump and 53 percent for Clinton—don’t think that either one would make a great president.

"It would be difficult to imagine a less flattering from-the-gut reaction to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton," Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, said in a memo accompanying the poll results, CNN reports.

"This is where we are. Voters find themselves in the middle of a mean-spirited, scorched-earth campaign between two candidates they don't like. And they don't think either candidate would be a good president."

Read more at CNN.

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