Wednesday, January 23, 2008
THE ECONOMICS OF THE BLACK VOTE
In a Wall Street journal article from yesterday, the paper discusses the “Class Split” Amongst Black voters in this election and how it may effect Barack Obama.
“A poll this fall by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a black think tank, shows the wide disparity of support for Mr. Obama among blacks. While 75% of blacks who went to college had a favorable or very favorable view of the candidate — rising to 88% among blacks who went to graduate or professional school — support dipped to 62% among those with just a high-school degree and to 42% among blacks who haven’t finished high school. A similar pattern shows up as income levels fall among blacks. And while 83% of blacks employed full time had a favorable view of Mr. Obama, just 55% of unemployed blacks did.” Please continue to full article here
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