Poll: ‘Trump wins back base, makes gains among younger voters’


A new poll conducted by Zogby Analytics between September 7 and September 9 shows that President Trump is gaining support from his base, men, older voters as well as younger voters in general – including younger Black voters.

The recent survey found that a majority of men (50 percent) now approve of the job Mr. Trump is doing as president while 47 percent disapprove. In mid-July, only 48 percent of men viewed his performance favorably while 49 percent did not.

With regard to voters aged 65 and over, 54 percent now back the president compared with 43 percent who disagree with his policies. Two months ago, only 50 percent of voters in this age group was satisfied with Mr. Trump’s performance.

The latest Zogby poll also reveals that an increasing proportion of young African American voters aged 18-29 rejects the leftist propaganda that describes our president as a White supremacist, a racist and a bigot. Indeed, 42 percent of young Black voters now approve of the job Mr. Trump is doing. In July, only 33 percent supported his policies.

An overwhelming majority of Republican voters continue to back the president with support among this group of likely voters up slightly compared with Zogby’s May poll. Currently, 81 percent (vs. 77 percent in May) of GOP voters approve of Mr. Trump’s policies while 18 percent disapprove of the job he is doing.

Overall, President Trump’s approval ratings remain stable with 43 percent of likely voters approving of his performance (20 percent strongly and 23 percent somewhat) compared with 42 percent and 45 percent in July and August respectively.

Zogby’s latest poll was conducted shortly after President Trump announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be rescinded in six months’ time (September 5) and a week after he highlighted the four basic principles behind his tax reform (August 31). On September 5, the president also struck a deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to increase the debt ceiling until mid-December.

Interestingly, a third of Hispanic voters continue to back the president despite his DACA decision.

“The big take away from this poll is that since reaching lows in popularity with his base in the last few months, Trump has regained support from some of his main base groups,” Zogby explains.

The online survey questioned a total of 834 likely U.S. voters.