In a new Zogby poll President Trump is at an all-time high of 52% of the overall vote and the president is also making headway with minorities.
In a poll taken between August 17-19, pollster Jonathan Zogby found 36% of blacks approving of Trump, 37% of Hispanics and 35% of Asians. Trump is also up with independents at 44%, and Zogby notes that 23% of Democrats give Trump their approval.
Zogby said Trump's numbers went up during the Democratic National Convention while Reuters reported that Joe Biden did not get a convention bounce.
The Washington Examiner noted, “Last night @donlemon called for the rioting to end, ‘because it’s showing up in the polling.’ What polling? The media polling after the DNC Convention that was never released over the weekend.”
Lemon stated to Chris Cuomo, “The rioting has to stop. Chris, as you know and I know, it’s showing up in the polling. It’s showing up in focus groups. It is the only thing — it is the only thing right now that is sticking.”
Jonathan Zogby believes 80-90% of Americans have already decided whom they will vote for, with a roughly even split between Trump and Biden.
The rise in crime is considered a major factor in Trump's favor.
"Another factor continuing to help the president’s high approval rating is a rise in crime in our nation’s biggest cities," Zogby noted. "Unlike a year ago, the president is performing well with voters in large cities. It’s highly likely he is benefiting from the uptick in violence. His law-and-order message is resonating with urban voters at the moment."
"The president is also improving his job approval numbers with African Americans and millennial African Americans, which is a trend we witnessed last year," Zogby surmised.
"Trump has been making the case that he has done more for African American voters, by way of prison reform and previously low black unemployment, than Kamala Harris and Joe Biden, both of whom have been accused by the president for increasing incarceration among African Americans for generations on nonviolent drug charges," he wrote.