Skip to comments.Poll Finds Blacks Motivated To Vote In November
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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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.
I think motivated conservatives will bury the liberal black vote....
Your proposed headline sounds like something the media would write about “astroturf” “teabaggers” < /media ivory tower guffaw in calling conservatives homosexuals >.
Why not? It’s an easy 20 bucks.
There’s a big difference between telling a pollster you’re going to vote, and actually bothering to show up.
The social conservative black vote (the church going community who oppose homoseuxality and abortion) get a “do over” this November.
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.
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”.
Summation of this article:
Oh please, please blacks. Turn out and vote for the Democrats. We need you!!!
Are you challenging the news in American Pravda?
Another AP-Obama story along the lines of: Palin Shops Reality Show.
There will be a massive turnout, but not in the Dems favor come November.
Too lazy to work , too lazy to vote ... except when you are voting for your first black President.
Horse hockey... they ain’t showing up without Teh Messiah on the bill. Period.
Maybe the guilt ridden white folks will get a clue.
IT AIN’T A BLACK THING!!!!
Nah, there isn’t a divide...
Political and economic studies, huh. When, I wonder, have they had Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell as guest speakers.
Let’s make sure that’s the case starting with each of us!
Right. Telling a pollster you are not going to vote 8 months down the road make you look lazy, apathetic and ill-informed.
Thanks, that’s what I suspected until you confirmed it. Total propaganda.
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.
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...)
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.
They always vote Rat what is New?
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.
Yawn. Printing doesn’t make it so..
“Summation of this article:
Oh please, please blacks. Turn out and vote for the Democrats. We need you!!!”
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.
It does not say black likely voters. Enough said.
“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.
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...
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.
Unless, Pess, the pollster remembers in November and offers you a ride...
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!
I know quite a few blacks who are motivated to vote. They are going to vote against the Democrats and Obozo.
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
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.
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.
Well, there goes the black vote...................
“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.
Some black voters I know WILL NOT be voting Rat this time around....
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.
Let them keep believing the bs they tell themselves in order to sleep at night.The is a reckoning coming.
And he didn’t even pay their mortgage. Now that’s loyalty.
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.