Poll: Obama is losing a stunning amount of African American support in North Carolina

June 12, 2012

Government/Politics

Poll: Obama is losing a stunning amount of African American support in North Carolina
 
 
Charlotte, North Carolina -Site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention
 
 
Brett LoGiurato
Business Insider
 
President Barack Obama is rapidly losing support among African-American voters in North Carolina, a new poll out today from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows.
 
The poll finds that Mitt Romney would get 20 percent of the African American vote if the election were held today, compared with 76 percent for Obama. Overall, Romney has a 48 percent to 46 percent lead on Obama in the crucial swing state.
 
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.”
 
“Seventy-something percent is obviously low,” Williams told Business Insider. “It’s not something we’ve ever seen before. It’s definitely something we’re going to monitor.”
 
 
Williams added the obvious: If the results keep turning up like this, it would be “very bad news for him.”
 
The decline in African American support for Obama follows the general trend of voters in North Carolina. A month ago, Obama led Romney by a point. Two months ago, Obama led by 5 points.
 
Romney has also swung the important Independent vote to his side — turning a 13-point deficit in April into a one-point lead in June.
 
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Audio: Obama campaign releases first black radio ad

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Population 2010
Rank of African American by state and % African American
Rank by total African American population
# Rank by percentage of total state population
 
13 New York 3,073,800    15.18%
11 Florida 2,999,862    15.91%
18 Texas 2,979,598     11.91%
3 Georgia 2,950,435      30.02%
27 California 2,299,072      6.67%
7 North Carolina 2,048,628     21.6%
14 Illinois 1,866,414     14.88%
4 Maryland 1,700,298     29.44%
9 Virginia 1,551,399      19.91%
2 Louisiana 1,452,396     31.98%
17 Ohio 1,407,681      12.04%
16 Michigan 1,400,362     14.24%
20 Pennsylvania 1,377,689     10.79%
5 South Carolina 1,290,684      28.48%
6 Alabama 1,251,311      26.38%
15 New Jersey 1,204,826     14.46%
1 Mississippi 1,098,385      37.18%
10 Tennessee 1,055,689     16.78%
19 Missouri 704,043      11.49%
22 Indiana 591,397      9.07%
12 Arkansas 449,895     15.76%
26 Massachusetts 434,398      7.02%
21 Connecticut 362,296      10.34%
30 Wisconsin 359,148      6.07%
25 Kentucky 337,520      7.71%
24 Oklahoma 277,644      7.96%
31 Minnesota 274,412      4.57%
35 Arizona 259,008        4.16%
36 Washington 240,042      3.74%
23 Nevada 218,626        8.1%
33 Colorado 201,737       4.28%
8 Delaware 191,814       20.95%
29 Kansas 167,864        6.15%
40 Iowa 89,148       2.68%
32 Nebraska 82,885       4.5%
41 Oregon 69,206      2.01%
37 West Virginia 63,124      3.58%
28 Rhode Island 60,189       6.36%
39 New Mexico 42,550       2.97%
43 Utah 29,287        1.27%
34 Alaska 23,263       4.27%
38 Hawaii 21,424       3.08%
47 Maine 15,707        1.03%
44 New Hampshire 15,035        1.22%
45 South Dakota 10,207      1.14%
48 Idaho 9,810        0.95%
46 North Dakota 7,960        1.08%
49 Vermont 6,277           0.87%
42 Wyoming 4,748        1.29%
50 Montana 4,027           0.67%
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North Carolina’s historically black college and universities
 
Barber-Scotia College
Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina
Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina
Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina
North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina
North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina
St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh, North Carolina
Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

Durham, North Carolina

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Video: April 17, 2008 Raleigh, NC

Barack Obama speaking about how he was running his campaign

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Video: 2008 Obama Wins and NC State University students sing national anthem

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Video: 2008 Election- North Carolina goes for Obama
 

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