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US Poll: 0% of African Americans support Romney

Recent NBC/WSJ poll says Republican presidential candidate scoring dismally among major political bases; but does have slight lead among white voters

WASHINGTON – A recent elections poll held in the United States found that President Barack Obama continues to beat Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney among African American voters with a staggering 94% to 0%.


The poll was held by NBC and the Wall Street Journal and surveyed 1,000 registered voters in the United States and has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1% percentage points.


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According to the data, Obama's overall approval rate was at 48%, while Romney's was 44%.


An NBC breakdown of the numbers indicated that Obama continues to have a lead over Romney among key parts of his political base, including African Americans (94% to 0%), Latinos (by a 2-to-1 margin), voters under the age of 35 (52% to 41%) and women (51% to 41%).


Romney, however, has the lead with white voters (53% to 40%), rural-area voters (47% to 38%) and seniors (49% to 41%).


The suburban voters have both presidential candidates at a virtual tie, as do Midwest residents and political independents.


Delving a little deeper into the result, the poll attempted to ask "what’s wrong with Romney?" according to the data collected, voters seem to find Obama more "likable" (58% to 23%) and 52% said that believe Obama "cares about the average people" more that Romney. Only 30% stated the opposite.


A 51% of voters said that they view Republican candidate's approach to issues as being "out of step"; while 54% said that Obama’s positions are "in the mainstream."



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פרסום ראשון: 08.23.12, 09:31
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