May 6, 2008

RACE MAN:

EXIT POLL: Black Voters Lift Obama to N.C. Victory: Obama Wins Nearly Unanimous Support Among African-Americans in N.C. (GARY LANGER, May 6, 2008, ABC News)

Blacks accounted for a third of North Carolina voters and 91 percent of them supported Obama in preliminary exit poll results. Against that voting bloc Hillary Clinton would have needed 70 percent of non-black voters; she fell well short, with 58 percent. [...]

Obama has won all eight of the primaries this year in which blacks accounted for at least three in 10 Democratic voters.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 6, 2008 7:10 PM
Comments

I wonder what they would say if 91% whites voted for Hillary?

Posted by: ic at May 6, 2008 7:52 PM

I read a transcript somewhere of Begala saying that the party cannot win with blacks and white academic votes. How long before Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson or Michelle Obama says "try winning without them"?

Posted by: ratbert at May 6, 2008 10:35 PM
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