Poll Shows Black Men Shifting Slightly Toward Donald Trump

An NBC News poll shows the Democratic presidential candidate is losing some support from Black men this year. The poll looked at early and Election Day voters and found that Black male support at an all-time low.

Eighty percent of Black men supported Joe Biden compared to Hillary Clinton's 82 percent in 2016. The news outlet also pointed out that support from Black men is "significantly down" from former President Barack Obama's era.

"In Obama’s first presidential campaign, 95 percent of Black male voters and 96 percent of Black women chose him. Four years later, support from Black women remained at 96 percent for Obama’s 2012 re-election, while the figure for Black men slid to 87 percent," NBC News reported. Biden gained 91 percent of Black women's support, but reports say support is slipping for them, as well -- just at a much smaller degree.

When it came to support for President Donald Trump, 52 percent of Black men who identified ideologically conservative voted for him. NBC News added that 1 in 3 Black men living in the Midwest also casted their vote for the president.

Education also played a role in how Black men voted this year. Twenty-six percent of Black men with a high school diploma or less supported Trump. The polls also found that 22 percent of Black men with bachelor's degrees and 20 percent of Black men with advanced degrees also voted for him.

"Black men with some college education broke for Biden at levels comparable to those of Black women," NBC News said.

Prior to Election Day, rapper Lil Wayne endorsed the president, and Ice Cube partnered with Trump's administration to develop the Platinum Plan, an investment initiative for Black America. Rapper 50 Cent, reeling from reports of Biden's proposed tax plan, called for people to vote for Trump on social media. He later walked back on those comments.

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