Mitt Romney Has Zero Percent of the Black Vote
Mitt Romney isn’t getting any black votes in the next election. Well, the number is not quite zero, but it’s pretty d**n close. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll shows that Romney has a negligible cut of the black vote, making his total indistinguishable from zero percent.
President Obama has 94 percent of the black vote, with the rest of the votes going to either independents or to no one at all. Among Latinos, Romney is losing 2 to 1. President Obama is ahead for all registered voters, 48 percent to 44 percent.
The Republican Party has done almost nothing to reach out to black voters over the years, so these numbers are not a new trend. Only Bob Dole and George W. Bush did anything to draw black conservatives, and by simply treating them respectfully, they were able to get double-digit support. George Bush Jr. drew some black votes by making gay marriage an important political platform back in 2004.
The rise of Barack Obama turned the tide significantly, since most African Americans are no longer willing to hear anything that the Republicans have to say. The deep black love for Barack Obama has made it a losing proposition for Republicans to even try to get the black vote. So, as a result, they’ve abandoned the black constituency, at least until after President Obama is out of office.
“With 90 percent of African Americans voting for Democrats, some of you may wonder why a Republican would bother to campaign in the African-American community, and to address the NAACP,” Romney said in a speech earlier this year. “Of course, one reason is that I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed or s****l orientation, from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between.”
The racial divides are also strong on the other side as well. President Obama is only getting support from 40 percent of the white community. If he wins, that will be the lowest amount of white support for any winning president in American history. Also, in the next election, analysts are saying that if President Obama doesn’t do more to secure the black vote, low African American turnout and reduced morale could cost him several key swing states.
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