Former head of KKK David Duke has more black support than Trump

Former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan is polling higher with African-Americans than Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Duke is running for the US Senate from Louisiana — he tried the same thing in 1990, and was unsuccessful (though he created a scare in the GOP at the time).

A new poll of likely voters in Louisiana shows that 14% of American blacks plan to vote for Duke in the primary.

Oddly, among whites, the number is lower: 12%.

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As McClatchy notes, Trump’s numbers among black in the region, and nationally, are far below Duke’s:

David Duke, by Emmanuel d'Aubignosc.

David Duke, by Emmanuel d’Aubignosc.

In three national polls released this week, Trump averages 2.3 percent from black voters. In Georgia, he got 5 percent. (In polls conducted before the conventions in Ohio and Pennsylvania, Trump got a now-infamous zero percent of support from black voters.)

The poll does show show that Duke polls higher with younger African-Americans, which perhaps means that millennials are less familiar with the man’s history. Still, it’s pretty weird.

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5 Responses to “Former head of KKK David Duke has more black support than Trump”

  1. Nelson Kerr says:

    Since is is just a more open version of the Republican presidential candidate it is not surprising that he is getting press

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  4. quark says:

    Perhaps they want him to win the Republican primary so the Democrat wins in the general election.

  5. Colin says:

    It’s weird and sad that Duke gets any attention at all. And you are right , it must be through ignorance. I hope it is through ignorance.

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