November 4, 2008

NON-VOTERS DON'T VOTE:

Economy Tops Voters' Concerns in Choosing President: Proportion of Black Vote Is Only Slightly Higher Than in 2004 (RUSSELL GOLDMAN, Nov. 4, 2008, ABC News)

The economy is nationally the overwhelming issue for voters casting their ballots in today's historic presidential election, according to early exit polls.

Despite the possibility of Obama becoming the nation's first black president, the turnout of black voters as a percentage of the national vote was at 13 percent, just slightly higher than in 2004, according to early exit polls.

The economy has long dominated the campaign, and voters' concerns became heightened when the major banks and credit markets needed a massive federal bailout to avoid a fiscal catastrophe.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 4, 2008 7:51 PM
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