Trump INCREASED his support among black Americans, Hispanics and college graduates

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How Trump INCREASED his support among black Americans, Hispanics and college graduates in presidential election

Exit polls reveal the president took 12 per cent of the black vote across the USJoe Biden hoovered up an overwhelming 87 per cent of the black vote Trump also increased his vote share among Hispanics and Latinos by 4 per centIt helped him inch out a critical victory in Florida and keep alive his reelection bid

By Jack Elsom For Mailonline

Published: 12:32 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 14:49 GMT, 5 November 2020

Donald Trump increased his support among black and Hispanic voters to clinch several toss-up states and keep his reelection bid alive.

Exit polls conducted by Edison Research reveal the president took 12 per cent of the black vote nationally, up 6 per cent since 2016.

Joe Biden hoovered up an overwhelming 87 per cent of the black vote, although saw a 4 per cent drop in his share of the demographic than Hillary Clinton took. 

Trump also increased his vote share among Hispanics and Latinos by 4 per cent, taking 32 per cent compared with Biden's 66 per cent. 

The president has previously claimed to be the 'least racist person' in the face allegations from critics. 

The president's support among ethnic groups even be higher than exit polls suggest because of a 'shy Trump' factor that threw pollsters leading up to the election.

The president also dispelled claims his base was largely non-educated, winning 42 per cent of college grads. 

Exit polls conducted by Edison Research reveal the president took 12 per cent of the black vote nationally, up 6 per cent since 2016

The president also dispelled claims his base was largely non-educated, winning 42 per cent of college grads

Trump's increased support among ethnic minorities saw him inch out a critical victory in Florida, his adopted home state, where Democrats had mounted a strong assault to flip the state.

The Sunshine State has always returned razor-thin margins and without it Trump's path to the White House would have all but evaporated.

Zeroing in on Trump's win, Democrats have blamed Biden for failing to woo the stat'es Latino voters, especially Cubans.

As results showed Florida breaking for Trump, Democratic Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: 'I won't comment much on tonight's results as they are evolving and ongoing, but I will say we've been sounding the alarm about Dem vulnerabilities w/ Latinos for a long, long time.'

Trump and Republicans pummeled Biden for months with claims suggesting he was a 'socialist' and would capitulate 'radical left' of the Democratic Party. 

The attacks carried added firepower with Cuban and Venezuelan Americans, who associate the labels with authoritarian and corrupt Latin American leaders. 

Men narrowly backed by Trump by 49 per cent to 48 per cent, with the Democrats' share jumping 7 per cent and the president's slumping 3 per cent

Biden also performed well with young voters, taking 62 per cent of the 18-29-aged electorate

Democratic Rep Charlie Crist said: 'When you look at Miami-Dade in particular, there was a lot of advertising on the other side of the aisle dealing with socialism and in some cases even the word communism.

'I think that obviously had an impact. When you're attacked you need to fight back. I'm not sure how much of the fighting back occurred on our side.' 

Trump further performed better among college educated voters than this time four years ago, whereas they drifted from the Democrats by 2 per cent.

The two candidates both took 49 per cent of non-college educated voters. 

Swings were also witnessed in other demographic splits. 

Men narrowly backed by Trump by 49 per cent to 48 per cent, with the Democrats' share jumping 7 per cent and the president's slumping 3 per cent.

Biden led the women vote by 56 per cent to 43 per cent, with the gap narrowing six points than when they decisively backed Clinton in 2016. 

Biden also performed well with young voters, taking 62 per cent of the 18-29-aged electorate.

Meanwhile Trump did well with voters aged 65 and older, clinching 51 per cent as opposed to Biden's 48 per cent.

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