For all the talk about Donald Trump allegedly driving minorities away from the Republican Party, could he actually bring people in?

trumpA SurveyUSA poll released Friday shows in a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, Trump is ahead 45% to 40%.

But digging into the racial breakdown of the respondents is revealing. For example, the poll finds 25% of black respondents say they would vote for Trump over Clinton.

How impressive is that? Let’s look at the last several presidential results for Republicans.

When President Obama was running for re-election, despite a sputtering economy that was impacting blacks the worst, Mitt Romney was able to muster only 6% of the black vote, according to the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut.

At the time Obama was facing off against John McCain in 2008, the Republican received a measly 4%, according stats from to the Roper Center.

When George W. Bush was running for re-election in 2004, he only did a little better than McCain. The organization reports Bush received 11% of the black vote, while in 2000, he received 9%.

According to the SurveyUSA poll, Trump would more than double the best result for a Republican in modern American history.

Looking at the last 10 presidential election cycles, the highest black vote share for a Republican was 12% for Bob Dole in 1996.

Interestingly, Trump is also outpacing Romney’s support among Hispanics.

The SurveyUSA poll finds 31% of Hispanics would vote for Trump. In the 2012 general election, Romney received only 27%, according to the Roper Center.

UPDATE — Trump tweeted our story on Tuesday:

  • Bob Bobington

    yeah that’s what we need for president when any foren policy comes up a fucktard who cant see past id kick that losers ass we deserve trump and the fall of our new Rome idiots electing idiots to end the world


    Any person who understands History, Demographics and Statistics, SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT #1) a WOMAN ON THE TICKET FOR A NATIONAL ELECTION IS a “DEAL KILLER,” AND THAT
    #2) a MORMON could not win a NATIONAL ELECTION. fyi AZ is the most right wing Republican State in the USA, and yet Janet Napolitano, a GAY DemocRAT beat a Mormon Republican in a race for Governor, or about 2002 (based on slams about the Mormon Religion).

    The Republican Party is Anti-Trump, yet the GOP picked LOSERS 2X IN A ROW……….

    MY VOTE IS FOR TRUMP…………WE DID NOT THINK WE COULD have a President WORSE for American than Carter, but OBAMA, A TRAITOR, ANTI-USA, ANTI-CHRISTIAN, ANTI-ISRAEL, AND traitor,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,IS WORSE!!

    TRUMP CAN FIX THIS!! However, we need to impeach and try Obama for TREASON, before the damage increases!!! IMPEACH TRAITOR OBAMA, TRY TRAITOR OBAMA FOR TREASON………..AND VOTE FOR A REAL AMERICAN ……DONALD TRUMP 2016!!

    • Calvinius

      We had a president who was worse for America than Carter take office in 1981.

  • Donald Trump’s immigration policy would help African Americans and poor whites more than anyone else

  • Hp B

    Trump versus Carson is akin to child abuse.
    Trump versus Hillary is akin to a witch hunt.
    Either way..

  • Bud

    Romney was defeated by women and minorities.Trump will be also.

  • John Richard Walsh

    Trump may win all 50 states but lose the communists who live in DC.

    • Calvinius

      More likely that he would lose all 50 states.

  • John Richard Walsh

    Bill Clinton ordered Loral Corp a contributor to teach Chicoms how to shoot missiles as all of theirs were crashing. Hillary Clinton approved sale of company to Russia which owned 20% of US uranium. With communists in power like Clintons who needs military to defeat Russians and Chinese. Clintons will surrender to them.

  • FactsNotFox

    Gee, what a wacky coincidence that this comment section is full of the same hate and fear that Trump spews. Who cares if the few policies he’s offered up either go against everything this country stands for or are utterly impossible to do? Build a wall to keep out Mexicans that they’re going to pay for? You got to be a special kind of naive to buy this horse manure. I swear you far right extremists will never learn. Romney in a landslide, my dear friends. Romney in a landslide. Go ahead and slam away, it’s the only thing you seem to have mastered. Must suck to go through life scared of anything and everything that doesn’t fit in your bubble world.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    They’re certainly trying to make Trump out to be some white supremacist “white only” voter.
    When you get down to it, Trump is the best candidate for blacks. Because he actually wants to break the cycle of shipping our jobs overseas.
    Conversely, Hillary and Sanders wants to enslave more people to .gov

  • the American

    Oh oh…. the demwits are losing their hold on the plantation.

  • JerryUSA2015

    Is this an Unskewed Poll?

    • Calvinius


  • Homer

    Racism and the Black Vote: 1) How many actual Black Voters are there? Real numbers, not BS %… How many total voters are there? 2) Blacks represent 14% of the entire USA population. 3) What is the average IQ of the Black voter? What is the IQ of the Average voter? 4) How much does the average Black voter pay in taxes? How does that compare to the Average taxpayer? 5) What does the average Black voter receive in benefits from State and National governments? What does the Average voter receive? 6) What is the leading cause of death for young Blacks? What’s the leading cause of death for the Average voter? 7) Who commits violent crime in America? 8) With 14% of the population, why do Blacks represent 40% of all prisoner? 9) Who is the Black voter?

    If RACE isn’t suppose to matter? Why is the national media making it seem like the Black vote is the majority, rather than less than 5% of the total vote? Why should the Black vote matter?

  • mark a clark

    this is exactly the reason i favor educational requirements for all elections. for national elections people should have at least a 4 year degree from a non-theological, accredited university. state elections, a high school diploma/ged, county/city elections you can vote no matter how ignorant you are. and don’t start crying racism either. there would be a greater per capita percentage of dumb ass whites than dumb ass blacks excluded from voting for a person with access to the nations nuclear launch codes. why don’t some you trump fanatics google the single word “buffoon” and scan through the first 20 or so pages. the name “donald trump” is mentioned in at least 50% of the hits. in the first 10 pages, 380 hits, his name was mentioned in 187 of them. that idiots persona is built on all lies. education, charitable giving, self-made man, smart, etc. etc., it’s all a lie. and why blacks or hispanics would vote for a confirmed racist is beyond me. if any of you all can read, i suggest you do a little.

  • Nick Cucinella

    If Trump locks up 25% of African Americans, and 31% Hispanics, I bet he will get 25% of Asians= 81% of minorities. Then he only needs 19% of Caucasians to lock up the election. If my numbers are correct. Its a landslide election in November.

  • Teresa Martin Johnson


  • John Bokilo

    Donald Trump will steal our cheese…you can take that to the bank!

  • Steve

    Here’s another “shocker” (care of the biased pollsters) and Hannity is the only one i’ve heard talking about it so far. Many of these polls where the hill-bill-ary beast has led trump have had a majority of democrat voters. The pollsters in at least some of these polls appear to have used biased sampling. I guess they must have left their statistic 101 texts at home or perhaps they have decided the american public can be influenced by fixing the poll to use as a political weapon.

  • Echo

    it doesn’t matter what Trump does he will get his vote and probably get in the white house. He said it best himself…that he could shoot someone and they would still vote for me. Trump can literally say and do anything and he will get in. He is a liar and con man and corrupt as can be and yet he will get in. He could be a pedaphile or murderer and he will still get his base vote. Hillary can’t win with that kind support. His supporters don’t want facts or policies and integrity or honour. They want a con man. When you’ve been conned by a con man you don’t know this until its too late. I think Trump is going to get in and there is nothing stopping this. Too many Americans are in the trap and while in the con they can’t get out of it. They will see after how nothing this man says will come to fruition and then wake up to the con. That is how a con works. It is my hope americans see the con before it is too late but it might be good to have Trump in there so he is exposed for who he is. Good luck to you all

  • Yoleberry

    I guess black voters think if losers like Romney,j bush and Lindsay Graham are against him he must be ok. Also black voters are tired of being taken for granted by the Democratic Party. Also Clinton is a awful candidate.and such a big liar on top of everything.