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Mar 27, 2008 2:22 pm


POLL: BLACKS LIKE HILLARY MORE THAN WHITES



One of the most interesting findings of the recent NBC/WSJ findings ignored by the media is that White voters view Hillary much more negatively than Blacks. Thus, only 16% of the Blacks view her somewhat negatively and 12% very negatively compared to 22% of the Whites who view her somewhat negatively and 29% very negatively. Her negatives have gone up in the past week probably because of the brouhaha surrounding her trip to Bosnia but both she and Bill Clinton continue to be much more popular with the Black voters than Whites. In other words, chances are that once the general election campaign is joined, Blacks will not have all that much difficulty voting for Hillary.

Another striking statistic is the reluctance of voters to express an opinion on Jeremiah Wright. 48% of Whites and 46% of Blacks say they don't know/are not sure whether they like or dislike the man. Is it political correctness or suspension of judgement? I do not know. I do believe it shows that this poll is trying to jump the gun and, hence, is a very poor guide for action.




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