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Poll Finds Blacks Motivated To Vote In November
AP/theindychannel.com ^ | 05/08/2010 | Ben Evans

Posted on 03/08/2010 12:43:08 PM PST by Abathar

WASHINGTON -- Democrats facing strong headwinds this election season have at least one reason for optimism, according to polling that found the party's large African-American voting bloc eager to stay involved even without Barack Obama on the ballot.

About two-thirds of black adults in four states say they are closely following news about the upcoming midterm elections, and between 74 percent and 80 percent say they are very likely to vote, according to the poll, conducted by the nonpartisan Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The organization surveyed 500 African-Americans in each state -- Missouri, Indiana, Arkansas and South Carolina -- all of which have Senate races in November.

How many of those voters follow through with their intentions will help determine if Democrats hold control of Congress. In many competitive congressional districts, blacks make up a quarter of the electorate, and they vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Their surge during Obama's 2008 victory is widely credited with helping sweep many down-ballot Democrats into office who might have otherwise lost.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; asspress; blackvote; buttociatedpress; dnctalkingpoints; pravdamedia
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Gosh it must be nice to be in a protected class instead of stuck being a WASP.

I wonder if the headline read "Poll Finds Whites Motivated To Vote In November" people would still think nothing of it like they do this one.

1 posted on 03/08/2010 12:43:08 PM PST by Abathar
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To: Abathar

I think motivated conservatives will bury the liberal black vote....


2 posted on 03/08/2010 12:44:31 PM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: Abathar

Your proposed headline sounds like something the media would write about “astroturf” “teabaggers” < /media ivory tower guffaw in calling conservatives homosexuals >.


3 posted on 03/08/2010 12:44:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Abathar

Why not? It’s an easy 20 bucks.


4 posted on 03/08/2010 12:44:51 PM PST by Ingtar (Reckon the process will be silly - Reckonsilliation)
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To: Abathar

There’s a big difference between telling a pollster you’re going to vote, and actually bothering to show up.


5 posted on 03/08/2010 12:45:43 PM PST by Pessimist (u)
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To: freebilly

The social conservative black vote (the church going community who oppose homoseuxality and abortion) get a “do over” this November.


6 posted on 03/08/2010 12:45:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Abathar

http://www.jointcenter.org

Nonpartisan?? I think AP confused nonpartisan with non-profit hoping no one would think to check.

This site looks about as partisan as they come imho.


7 posted on 03/08/2010 12:46:06 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Ingtar

And our government has already handed out BILLIONS to community organizations that can be counted to “get the vote out”. The money was looted from the treasury under the guise of “stimulation”.


8 posted on 03/08/2010 12:46:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Abathar

Summation of this article:

Oh please, please blacks. Turn out and vote for the Democrats. We need you!!!


9 posted on 03/08/2010 12:47:06 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Abathar

Are you challenging the news in American Pravda?


10 posted on 03/08/2010 12:47:22 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Abathar
Blacks Motivated To Vote In November

Another AP-Obama story along the lines of: Palin Shops Reality Show.

11 posted on 03/08/2010 12:49:08 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Abathar

There will be a massive turnout, but not in the Dems favor come November.


12 posted on 03/08/2010 12:49:09 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Abathar
Oh, not another non partisan hard core radical left wing organization spreading push polls crap.
13 posted on 03/08/2010 12:49:49 PM PST by ncalburt (e)
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To: a fool in paradise

Too lazy to work , too lazy to vote ... except when you are voting for your first black President.


14 posted on 03/08/2010 12:50:13 PM PST by RED SOUTH
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To: Abathar
More bullshit from
15 posted on 03/08/2010 12:50:24 PM PST by pabianice
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To: Abathar

Horse hockey... they ain’t showing up without Teh Messiah on the bill. Period.


16 posted on 03/08/2010 12:50:36 PM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Abathar

Maybe the guilt ridden white folks will get a clue.

IT AIN’T A BLACK THING!!!!

Nah, there isn’t a divide...


17 posted on 03/08/2010 12:50:51 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Abathar
"This site looks about as partisan as they come imho."

Political and economic studies, huh. When, I wonder, have they had Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell as guest speakers.

18 posted on 03/08/2010 12:51:51 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: freebilly

Let’s make sure that’s the case starting with each of us!


19 posted on 03/08/2010 12:53:09 PM PST by GunsareOK
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To: Pessimist

Right. Telling a pollster you are not going to vote 8 months down the road make you look lazy, apathetic and ill-informed.


20 posted on 03/08/2010 12:53:11 PM PST by all the best
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To: Abathar
Poll Finds Blacks Motivated To Vote In November

Bet not.

21 posted on 03/08/2010 12:53:20 PM PST by TonyInOhio ( Let our hearts be stout)
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To: Abathar

Thanks, that’s what I suspected until you confirmed it. Total propaganda.


22 posted on 03/08/2010 12:53:43 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Abathar

I wonder what the ‘average black voter’ thinks. All I hear are liberal Dems and the Congressional Black Caucus talking.

I really wonder what the average everyday black on the street things. The citizen who isn’t heard like the rest of us maybe.


23 posted on 03/08/2010 12:54:10 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Oh please, please blacks. Turn out and vote for the Democrats. We need you!!!

But not your children! That's why we abort them as fast as we can convince you to cooperate in the process! (See your local PP for more details...)

24 posted on 03/08/2010 12:54:32 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Abathar
This site looks about as partisan as they come imho”

Pretty much.
I would treat their “polls” with the same belief as a poll from Van Jones.
Exactly where were all these “motivated” black voters in NJ, VA and MA? Not to mention, thanks to gerrymandering, the blacks have been herded into congressional districts that are usually overwhelmingly back, so much so that they keep getting terrible congressmen like Sheila Jackson-Lee. The trouble with having overwhelmingly black congressional districts is, it doesn't leave enough blacks in the other districts to make any diference to their election results.

25 posted on 03/08/2010 12:54:32 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Abathar

They always vote Rat what is New?


26 posted on 03/08/2010 12:54:36 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Abathar

Because they have done so well in this down economy.

Jobs, jobs jobs and more jobs.

O has made their car payments, paid off their college loans, and paid their rent all this past year.


27 posted on 03/08/2010 12:55:03 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: Abathar

Yawn. Printing doesn’t make it so..


28 posted on 03/08/2010 12:55:48 PM PST by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: Pessimist
There’s a big difference between telling a pollster you’re going to vote, and actually bothering to show up.

Exactly!

29 posted on 03/08/2010 12:56:04 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“Summation of this article:

Oh please, please blacks. Turn out and vote for the Democrats. We need you!!!”

BINGO!!


30 posted on 03/08/2010 12:56:14 PM PST by aquila48
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To: a fool in paradise
The social conservative black vote (the church going community who oppose homoseuxality and abortion) get a “do over” this November.

Won't happen. A lot of noise gets made about the "social conservative" black vote - but let's face, "gettin' dat green" outwieghs abstract topics like abortion or gay marriage.

31 posted on 03/08/2010 12:56:39 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Abathar

It does not say black likely voters. Enough said.


32 posted on 03/08/2010 12:57:27 PM PST by GilGil
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To: freebilly

“I think motivated conservatives will bury the liberal black vote....

...I’ve got serious doubts...the Dems have the apparatus to get out a hard Left 20% vote....that’s blacks,Jews,union,illegals,felons,ficticious persons and the dead...whites,conservatives,GOP,blue dog Dems,independants are split all over the place....plus many don’t even bother to vote....and the hard 20 swoops in to carry the election.


33 posted on 03/08/2010 12:58:27 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: freebilly

We need to not just out-vote the Democrat plantation slaves, but make sure those voted into office, are serious about enforcing the Constitutional constraints on government, defending our liberties...and color-blind enforcement of the law...such as the law against TREASON...and impeach each and every violator thereto...in the judiciary, the Executive Branch...and their own...


34 posted on 03/08/2010 12:58:27 PM PST by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: Abathar

With 17.3% unemployment rates—official, but probably much higher—they should be voting but not for the Dems. We will see how motivated they are come November.


35 posted on 03/08/2010 12:58:40 PM PST by kabar
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To: Pessimist

Unless, Pess, the pollster remembers in November and offers you a ride...


36 posted on 03/08/2010 12:59:37 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Predict the black vote will be a little bit less robust than 2008 but they will vote to support their Bamster as he riles them up for their Dem masters. More will see the light however and buck but not in huge numbers....hope I’m wrong on all that!


37 posted on 03/08/2010 12:59:41 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Abathar

I know quite a few blacks who are motivated to vote. They are going to vote against the Democrats and Obozo.


38 posted on 03/08/2010 1:00:42 PM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: Biggirl

I saw an amazing statistic once that showed that the Republican turnout controls every election.

The democraps always get out the same motivated voters, but Republican turnout goes up or down

So if we have massive republican turnout (whch we will NOT HAVE for RINO’s) then we win


39 posted on 03/08/2010 1:00:46 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Abathar
and between 74 percent and 80 percent say they are very likely to vote

In 2008, which certainly has to be a record for black national voting, the Census indicates that 65% of eligible blacks voted.

So I think it is quite unlikely that a higher percentage will vote in this next election, without Obama on the ticket.

40 posted on 03/08/2010 1:01:14 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Abathar
according to the poll, conducted by the nonpartisan Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
From their website: "The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies ... Nope, no bias there.
41 posted on 03/08/2010 1:01:31 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: freebilly
I think motivated conservatives will bury the liberal black vote....

Let them vote. It's their right. But they only make up 12%-13% of the population. Our surge will offset their numbers no matter how you look at it.

42 posted on 03/08/2010 1:02:02 PM PST by ExtremeUnction
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To: Abathar

Well, there goes the black vote...................


43 posted on 03/08/2010 1:03:16 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“And our government has already handed out BILLIONS to community organizations that can be counted to “get the vote out”.

Absolutely!...and the numbers they can deliver are staggering...a black Democrat city like Baltimore will deliver more votes than all of Free Republic.


44 posted on 03/08/2010 1:03:16 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: freebilly

Some black voters I know WILL NOT be voting Rat this time around....


45 posted on 03/08/2010 1:03:41 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: STONEWALLS

I haven’t talked to a single senior citizen who isn’t fit to be tied about having to share their Medicare funds with anyone under 65, and they seem to live for one reason only - Voting against anyone screwing with the system as it is.


46 posted on 03/08/2010 1:03:52 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Let them keep believing the bs they tell themselves in order to sleep at night.The is a reckoning coming.


47 posted on 03/08/2010 1:05:13 PM PST by ground_fog
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To: Abathar

And he didn’t even pay their mortgage. Now that’s loyalty.


48 posted on 03/08/2010 1:06:18 PM PST by throwback
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To: Abathar
Maybe they could explain why blacks will be motivated to my ultrahonky marxist congressman.

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49 posted on 03/08/2010 1:07:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: STONEWALLS

Check the keyword “knockanddrag” to see just how the Rat machine turns out the vote. Knock and Drag is their term for hauling people to the polls on election day (canvasing the same neighborhoods several times in the day so you’d better have a good excuse when you are telling the thugs at your door why you WON’T be going to the poll today).

There have even been incidents where they intimidate voters who happen to have the “wrong” candidates’ signs in their yards.

I suspect in some cases they use felons to intimidate voters. If they can’t “vote”, they can still contribute to the get out the vote effort.


50 posted on 03/08/2010 1:08:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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