Compared to his Republican predecessors, Donald Trump is doing better in the polls among African-American voters since 2004.
More African-American voters support Trump when compared with his Republican predecessors. In 2012, Mitt Romney ran against former President Barack Obama. According to the 2016 exit polls, Trump claimed 8 percent of the vote than Romney's 6 percent. In 2008, nearly all (95%) black voters cast their ballot for Obama, when he ran against John McCain. In the 2004 election, when Republican George W Bush ran against John Kerry, Bush claimed 11 percent of African-American votes.