Is Obama's black support tanking?

Thomas Lifson
Public Policy Polling, a Democrat-leaning organization is out with a new poll of blacks in North reporting that Mitt Romney would get 20% of the black vote in the Tar Heel State. Business Insider, in analyzing the poll, writes: Obama received 95 percent of the support from African-Americans in North Carolina in the 2008 election, compared with just 5 percent for Republican nominee John McCain.In PPP's May poll, Obama received 87 percent of the African-American vote to Romney's 11 percent.  All of Obama's numbers with African-Americans are sliding. His approval rating is down from 86 percent to 77 percent. Romney's favorability, meanwhile, has doubled from 9 percent to 18 percent.  Jim Williams, a polling analyst at PPP, said it could be "statistical noise" that comes with a small sample (only about 200 African-Americans were surveyed). But he said it was not something the agency has "ever seen before." Curiously, neither BI nor its expert mentioned Obama's...(Read Full Post)

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