The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Poll data. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poll data. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Quick Hit: Your Neighbors And Family As Polling Data

No need for verbiage 


Friday, May 4, 2012

Poll data shows 97% to 1% African-American Support for Obama

"Blah People"??? Some resent the recent poll showing 97% of black respondents support Obama, and some simply hate the poll results.  They do not even think of why?

The following paragraphs were embedded in a very detailed Washington Post article about how President Obama's poll ratings in Virginia has risen.  After the Virginia Legislature and Governor  McDonalds' attack on the women of their state, the rise in Obama's poll numbers is no surprise.   I predict poll numbers in other states will show a numerical rise for the incumbent Democrat.  The fact that women have issue with GOP authoritarianism should surprise no one; well the GOP may suffer a surprise.  Authoritarians are like that. 

Another intriguing piece of data from the polls relate to African-American support for the president.

Chris Cilizza via Facebook in a pleasant moment of "flip",  
"A Most amazing data point in WaPo VA poll: Among African Americans, Obama is leading Romney 97%-1%."
Cilizza relates to the following article from the Washington Post.

 Ben Pershing and Jon Cohen,  Washington Post, Thursday, May 3, 3:56 PM.
By a whopping 97 to 1 percent, Obama thumps Romney among black voters, and he has a wide lead among women: 56 to 38 percent. Obama’s up by better than a 2 -to-1 margin among those ages 18 to 29, but he faces a challenge among that group in the coming months. Many of them — 34 percent in this poll — are not registered to vote at their current addresses. 
As I click to visit the Washington Post link offered by Cilizza, I did so with little surprise about the overwhelming 97% support in the polled black community.   I suspect the actual support level is far shy of the reported 97% of the aggregate African-American populace. The article also states  34% of the 18-29 African-American age group could be subject to voter registration issues.

The 97% figure, while no surprise to me, drew the usual suspect of 'haters' who find fault with such high level of support from a voting black; especially a black voting block.  Take a read of a few comments with names removed.