May
10
2012

Politico’s Arresting, COMPLETELY UNSUPPORTED, claim about African-American voters.

(Via Hot Air) Specifically, North Carolinian voters on Tuesday’s Amendment One vote banning same-sex marriage:

African-Americans voted 2-1 in favor of the North Carolina amendment banning gay marriage Tuesday, but the White House is betting that black voters there and beyond will stick with the president, despite broad resistance to legalization.

…and that’s it. There’s no backup for that at all in the article.  The question is of some interest – African-American opposition to California’s same-sex marriage laws gave social conservatives a completely unexpected victory on 2008′s Election Night – but if there are actual exit polls publicly available then I have yet to see them.  For that matter, ABC News reported today (May 10, 2012) that there was no exit polling in North Carolina for Amendment One.  At all.

So where did Politico get that number?

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: While we’re on the subject of not linking to things, the April Pew poll that Politico referenced can be found here.  Opposition/Support for same-sex marriage among Black voters went from 63/26 in 2008 to 49/39.  I am uncertain as to why they didn’t link to this poll…

Ah. Of course.  The author may have… issues… with the Second Amendment.

9 Comments

  • qixlqatl says:

    “So where did Politico get that number?”
    .
    They pulled it out their……hat. Yeah, hat was just what I was thinking of….

  • qixlqatl says:

    And wasn’t that post just made of teh typos?

  • Obama thinks he still owns these people… but this time may be different, as hard reality of 25-50% real black unemployment hits

    “History is going to say that the black middle class was decimated…”

    Ruinously Incompetent Obama Regime is Black America’s Worst Enemy

    PS Moe- got a killer homemade Shawarma recipe if you’d like it… will knock your socks off!

  • Ric Locke says:

    The ability to pull such things out of their… hat… is the reason there was no exit polling.

  • NotSoBlueStater says:

    My sense is the fact that Obama is black is so important to black people, for deep and emotional reasons, that they will still support him despite this (and lots of other things that simply haven’t helped the cause). The question is: Will this affect turnout? I’m saying yes.

  • Myron Pitts says:

    Moe: Saw your post over at Redstate. I work for a paper here in Fayetteville, N.C. and have followed the debate over the amendment closely. (I was against.)

    In any case, the only source I’ve seen for the 2 to 1 number for African Americans was a poll done by the Civitas Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank, before the primary.

    That could be one possible source for that Politico number, but of course I don’t know.

    I have not seen any exit polling.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Neither have I, Myron. I mean, 2-to-1 isn’t implausible – Hertford County (60% African-American, 70% for Obama in 2008) went 70% for Amendment One, which argues for significant AA support for it – but it doesn’t seem to be confirmed by anything.

  • Murgatroyd says:

    “Gun rights” … How about “the human right to bear arms”?

    But the real question is:

    “Why does Politico hate black people?”

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