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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NAACP African-American 2012 Poll Results

Enjoy while the caffeine kicks-in!!!!!

A morning report to go along with your Sumatra, Kenya AA, Tanzanian, French Roast, Kona Coast, Jamaica Blue Mountain, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Costa Rican, Espresso,  Moyobama Peruvian Organic, Indonesian Blend, Coffee Latte, Kauai Blend (often bitter), Colombian Red Lips, or your Folgers 100% Colombian.

Anyone who followed the plethora of polls that proliferated over the last two years and culminated with the final result of the 2012 General Election, must have an interest in the African-American Vote.  I certainly have awaited a definitive set of results. The NAACP has published the Black vote poll results from a representative group of respondents.  Frankly, I would love to see a poll with many more thousands of respondents, but as poll go the results are informative.

The poll results are both satisfying for the political wonk and disconcerting a bit as the respondents look to the future.  Satisfying in overall vote participation and the extent to which the vote crosses critical state boundaries.  Disconcerting as the results point to a state of concern once Barack Obama is no longer at the core of Democratic politics.  

The NAACP and top pollsters, including Latino Decisions, polled voters on the issues that matter to them, their family and community for the NAACP Battleground Poll. Sixteen hundred African American voters and likely voters from Ohio, Virginia, Florida and Georgia were interviewed.  NAACP President and CEO, Benjamin Todd Jealous had this to say about the polls results:

This data underscores the decisive role we played in key battleground states.  It reveals opportunities for the GOP to improve its relationship with our community, and suggests the Democratic Party should not assume it will see the 2008 and 2012 levels of Black turnout in 2016.

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