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BET Poll reveals G.O.P. is on track for the worst showing w/ black voters in modern history (Meh)
The Rock Hill Herald ^ | August 27, 2012

Posted on 08/27/2012 3:07:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In the most comprehensive election-year study of registered African-American voters in the battleground states, BET News' original poll conducted by nationally-recognized pollster Cornell Belcher, reveals overwhelming support for President Barack Obama for a second term re-election and severe disapproval of Republican Presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts). "Black, Red, White & Blue," is a study of 800 registered black voters in swing states that explores divisions within the black electorate on key issues. The poll takes the pulse of African-American political opinion in the remaining months of President Obama's first term in office.

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"We've been inundated by polls that have remained surprisingly static but none can answer the critical question of whether the heady days of hope and change have come and gone," says Cornell Belcher, President of brilliant corners Research and Strategies. "Now we have a poll that shines a light on whether in the era of super PACs, voter ID laws & shrinking early voting core Obama supporters will turn out like they did in 2008. President Obama won in 2008 by expanding the electorate and the battleground map and this poll gives a glimpse into whether a core constituency is poised to do it again."

"Hope is still alive. President Obama's base is frustrated but still optimistic and determined," Belcher added. "The President still has a lot of work to do to achieve his historic 2008 performance, but Republicans are increasingly poorly positioned to compete for Black voters."

The study is the deepest exploration to date of the views of black voters in the states on which the 2012 Election will probably turn. It brings into focus their increasing alienation from the GOP despite philosophical alignment on issues of social conservatism, challenges the conventional wisdom about their level of enthusiasm and optimism in the current election cycle, and suggests a clear distinction between personal beliefs and "voting issues" in how they cast their ballots.

Below are some of the additional topline highlights from "Black, Red, White & Blue," the 2012 BET News Poll of African American voters in the battleground states:

•ON THE GOP: Gov. Mitt Romney is currently positioned to garner an historic low rate of support among African-American voters. Only two percent of African-American voters in our poll currently support the Romney/Ryan ticket. The data indicate the traits that are pushing African-Americans away from the GOP, including the perception that too many Republican leaders seem "hostile to minorities." Even where significant percentages of black voters are philosophically in line with traditional Republican Party positions on issues such as same-sex marriage (40% favor/38% oppose), a decline in moral values as biggest obstacle to black advancement (46%), and abortion (51% pro-choice/44% pro-life), these views overwhelmingly do not translate into GOP votes. •ENTHUSIASM VS. APATHY: Despite conventional wisdom, black voters are on track to vote in numbers equivalent to 2008. Only 4% say they are less interested in voting in the upcoming election than they were in 2008. 85% say they are following the election closely. •HOPE AMIDST DESPAIR: African-American voters are surprisingly optimistic, despite an unemployment rate double that of whites, 69% are optimistic about the economy rebounding in the next 12 months. 77% say the US economy is stabilizing or improving. • "IT'S THE COST OF LIVING, STUPID:" The top concern about the economy for black voters is not jobs (21%), but rather salary and wages not keeping pace with the cost of living (38%) and affordable health care (24%). •A PRESIDENT FOR ALL AMERICANS: Though a number of prominent African-Americans have called on the President to more explicitly target programs to address black unemployment, the overwhelming majority of black voters accept that he must focus on repairing the national economy and in that way help black Americans (76% vs 14%).

Findings from a survey conducted by brilliant corners Research & Strategies on behalf of BET News. The survey was conducted by telephone using professional interviewers between August 12th and August 19th 2012. The survey reached 800 African American likely voters in 11 battleground states, which included CO, FL, GA, MI, MO, NV, NC, OH, PA, VA & WI. The margin of error on this survey is +/- 3.5%. BET News will use the findings and analysis from the poll as the basis for their LIVE on-air coverage of the RNC and Democratic National Conventions. Titled Black, Red, White and Blue, the poll findings will be given a human face with exclusive video interviews from focus groups representing four cross-sections of black voters in North Carolina and Florida, two key swing states. The 2012 election will be decided in a handful of states, some of which have significant black electorates.

BET News is collaborating with Google to present results of BET News' poll Black, Red, White and Blue via the Google.com/elections page. In addition they will jointly co-sponsor a forum in Charlotte to promote the results and explore the impact of the African American electorate in North Carolina. Throughout the election cycle BET News content will be posted on the Google.com/elections site.

Join the BET News Poll conversation on social media by logging onto BET's multiple social media platforms:

•On Twitter by using hashtag: #BETNewsPoll; and following us @BETVote and @BETNews. •On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/BETVote •On Google plus at http://bet.us/gplusVOTE



TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: blacks; obama; polls; romney

1 posted on 08/27/2012 3:07:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh well . . .


2 posted on 08/27/2012 3:09:10 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

96% of the black voters last time wasn’t enough....*smiles*


3 posted on 08/27/2012 3:09:33 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yup....meh.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let the slaves be slaves.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 3:11:02 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m shocked, shocked I tell you.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 3:12:06 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Vaquero

What happenned to those Black Preachers who spoke out against Obama’s gay Marraige stand?


7 posted on 08/27/2012 3:12:38 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unreal. They worship this con man like Chaka Zulu


8 posted on 08/27/2012 3:13:38 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You MEAN we didn't know this before; know this anyway; know this was going to happen regardless; know this a done deal?

The thing that can hurt us is if Conservatives and consertive-leaning don't vote. Such as those on FR who are still threatening to sit on their hands--to teach us YET another lesson. They're the ones who can harm us. And a bunch of them want to.
9 posted on 08/27/2012 3:14:02 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they won’t leave the democrat plantation, that’s not the Republicans fault.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 3:14:24 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ll see in November.

I’m not buying this gibberish.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: righttackle44

BINGO!


12 posted on 08/27/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: righttackle44

Most of them are trolls that try to scare people. It won’t work.


13 posted on 08/27/2012 3:15:36 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well here’s the way O, Ax, Valerie and Rahm operate (Chicago Way). If a gicen spoecial interest gripu did not vote for you before, F-em. Witness no disaster relief for states like Kentucky or Oklahoma, but the WH fall all over itself for blue or swing states. So if a special interest group (e.g. Blacks) votes 96% against you, then they have no grounds to whine about GOP not particularly giving a damn about them. Tough tu-tu.


14 posted on 08/27/2012 3:21:27 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And this is news because...???


15 posted on 08/27/2012 3:25:00 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: tomkat

16 posted on 08/27/2012 3:25:06 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: righttackle44

Amen to that!


17 posted on 08/27/2012 3:25:13 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF YOU GET ONE CHOICE CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The natural and all too predictable results of 52 years (at least) of identity politics.


18 posted on 08/27/2012 3:26:19 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sucks to be black and have these yahoos speaking for you!


19 posted on 08/27/2012 3:31:09 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: DWC

You’re right. But we have to keep the electorate informed about their trollism. (Is there such a word?) Don’t want people getting the wrong idea that the trolls are right.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 3:33:56 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No way the GOP does worse with the blacks than they did last time.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 3:36:01 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: righttackle44

That’s what I’ve been doing. When I spot one, it’s easy to challenge them. They never answer.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 3:37:19 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bull ka ka....Just say “ gay marriage”.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 3:39:53 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So who are the racists here? Is not racism looking at issues through the single prism of skin color or ethnicity? Was it racist of me for giving money to non-Caucasian candidates over the years? According to these advocates, no matter what I do, if I vote for anyone other than a race panderer, I am racist. NO I AM NOT, these people ARE!


24 posted on 08/27/2012 3:41:01 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: DWC

Our Dear Leader will still probably get 96% of the black vote, but overall it’ll be a much smaller number. I don’t expect many to crossover and vote Republican, they just won’t vote.

As for white voters, our Dear Leader is losing them in droves. He and his team know he’s in real trouble.


25 posted on 08/27/2012 3:46:32 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: scooby321

I foreseen the brother man staying home in droves. The blush is off the peach. They got their guy in, in 08. They are probably worse off economically. They won’t vote against him. But I foresee absenteeism this November


26 posted on 08/27/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

For those who do not want to take responsibility, Obama is nothing but a meal ticket. This is his plan, take more from the poor and make it less likely they succeed thus assuring their dependence on him. He is the ultimate slave owner. Problem is, he puts the entire country in chains to implement his plan.


27 posted on 08/27/2012 3:54:50 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: shalom aleichem
BET Poll reveals G.O.P. is on track for the worst showing w/ black voters in modern history (Meh)

Or said another way, "BET Poll reveals Democrat Party is on track for the most complete brainwashing and racist manipulation of black voters in history."
28 posted on 08/27/2012 4:02:52 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blacks are going to vote for Obama???

That’s news???

Hell. we all knew that long ago.

If you painted a portable toilet black and ran it as a Democrat they would vote for it.


29 posted on 08/27/2012 4:07:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: GlockThe Vote

Unreal. They worship this con man like Chaka Zulu

With all due respect, blacks do not worship Obama. They worship Black. In this case they only worship half-black, but it is the best they have right now.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 4:09:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No surprise there.


31 posted on 08/27/2012 4:23:06 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Doogle
"Registered voters." this is particularly important when the subject is black voters because of their propensity NOT to vote.

In other words, Mitt probably won't lose by any more than McCain did among this group. They can do no more damage than they already have.

32 posted on 08/27/2012 5:08:51 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

None dare call it what it is: racism.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama has done so much to get the black vote.

Many more than usual are going to stay home this year.


34 posted on 08/27/2012 5:31:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Viacommie survey gets Comedy Central/LOGO styled results.

The black community does NOT stand with Obama and the Democrats on same sex marriage.


35 posted on 08/28/2012 12:27:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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