NAACP BATTLEGROUND         POLL____________________________              _      Ben Jealous, President & CEO, NAACP      S...
2012 African American Election Eve    PollFour States1,600 AfricanAmerican Voters400 per stateNovember 1-5Live callers,lan...
SUPPORT FOR OBAMAAND BLACK INFLUENCESTATES  93% were “enthusiastic” about the President, 79% “very  enthusiastic”
African American Vote for PresidentObama in Four States 100       98       99   97   97   98  80  60  40  20   0
African American Impact in 2012   Growth in Black vote since 2004 was crucial
African American Impact in 2012   Growth in Black vote since 2004 was crucial
African American Impact in 2012Additional stateswhere Black voteexceeds theObama marginEven more stateswhere Blacks +Latin...
ISSUES IN THE 2012ELECTION
Most Important Issues among AfricanAmericansWhat are the        60%                                       63%             ...
Is there a Federal Role in Protecting   Minority Interests?                                 Definitely Yes   Yes   No    D...
RELATIONSHIP TO THEPOLITICAL PARTIES
African American Trust in Parties on CivilRights Are the parties working hard to address civil        Republica rights and...
Comparing the Parties on   Issues…                                                                             Republica  ...
SUPPORTING CIVILRIGHTS FOR ALLAMERICANS
Strong African American Support forcontemporary civil rights issues        Strongly support   Support       DK     Oppose ...
Strong African American Support forcontemporary civil rights issuesSupport Same Sex Marriage with Religious Exemption –by ...
LOOKING TO THEFUTURE
Democrats Without Obama?                                               Very enthusiasticProjected                         ...
Would you be more likely to vote GOPif:                     GOP took a stand for civil rights/equality    GOP nominated Co...
NAACP BATTLEGROUND         POLL____________________________              _      Ben Jealous, President & CEO, NAACP      S...
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NAACP polling data looks at the impact of the Black vote on the 2012 Presidential Election and targeted issues, political affiliations and civil rights issues.

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NAACP 2012 Battleground Poll

  1. 1. NAACP BATTLEGROUND POLL____________________________ _ Ben Jealous, President & CEO, NAACP Silas Lee, PhD Silas Lee and Associates Matt A. Barreto, PhD Principal Latino Decisions November 8, 2012
  2. 2. 2012 African American Election Eve PollFour States1,600 AfricanAmerican Voters400 per stateNovember 1-5Live callers,landline & cells
  3. 3. SUPPORT FOR OBAMAAND BLACK INFLUENCESTATES 93% were “enthusiastic” about the President, 79% “very enthusiastic”
  4. 4. African American Vote for PresidentObama in Four States 100 98 99 97 97 98 80 60 40 20 0
  5. 5. African American Impact in 2012 Growth in Black vote since 2004 was crucial
  6. 6. African American Impact in 2012 Growth in Black vote since 2004 was crucial
  7. 7. African American Impact in 2012Additional stateswhere Black voteexceeds theObama marginEven more stateswhere Blacks +Latinos create aminority influencebloc
  8. 8. ISSUES IN THE 2012ELECTION
  9. 9. Most Important Issues among AfricanAmericansWhat are the 60% 63% 63% 59%most important 55%issues facing the Jobs/Econo myAfrican EducationAmerican Health Carecommunity thatpoliticiansshould address? 23% 22% 24% 22% 23% 24% 24% 23% 22% 19%• Jobs!
  10. 10. Is there a Federal Role in Protecting Minority Interests? Definitely Yes Yes No Definitely NoDespite 81% ofAfrican Voting Rights 65% 28% 4%1%Americanvotersembracing Public 67% 29% 2%1%norms of self- Educationreliance, theystrongly see a Housing 57% 35% 4% 1%role for the OpportunitiesFederalGovernment. Affirmative 52% 36% 5% 1% Action
  11. 11. RELATIONSHIP TO THEPOLITICAL PARTIES
  12. 12. African American Trust in Parties on CivilRights Are the parties working hard to address civil Republica rights and 7% 32% 55% ns equality? 1) Working Hard Working Hard Just talk Dont care at all 2) Just saying what minorities want to hear Democrat 71% 18% 2% 3) Don’t care at s all…
  13. 13. Comparing the Parties on Issues… Republica nsAfrican Working Hard on Poverty 7% Democrat 65% sAmericanssee little Working Hard on Publc 15%effort from Education 78%Republicans 11%on issues of Working Hard on Health Care 84%importance. Working Hard on Job 14% Opportunities 74% Working Hard to Reduce Mass 6% Incarceration 30%
  14. 14. SUPPORTING CIVILRIGHTS FOR ALLAMERICANS
  15. 15. Strong African American Support forcontemporary civil rights issues Strongly support Support DK Oppose Strongly Oppose DREAM Act 71% 21% 2%3% Comprehensive Immigration 53% 27% 7%8% Reform w/ Path to Citizenship Same Sex Marriage Equality 27% 23% 9% 31% Same Sex Marriage Equality 34% 23% 7% 24% (w/ Religious Exemption) 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  16. 16. Strong African American Support forcontemporary civil rights issuesSupport Same Sex Marriage with Religious Exemption –by Age Net support Net oppose EdgeAll 57% 31% +2618-30 67% 26% +4131-44 62% 25% +3745-65 55% 35% +2066 plus 48% 39% +09Support will only increase as younger voters come into the
  17. 17. LOOKING TO THEFUTURE
  18. 18. Democrats Without Obama? Very enthusiasticProjected Somewhat enthusiasticenthusiasm forDemocrats in2016 AFTER 2012 - With Obama 79% 14% 5%Obama issignificantlylower, suggesting a challenge 2016 - Without Obama 47% 32% 18%for Democratsand opportunityfor 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%Republicans.
  19. 19. Would you be more likely to vote GOPif: GOP took a stand for civil rights/equality GOP nominated Colin PowellVOTES ONTHE TABLE: 19%With a better 15% 15%record or the 14% 14% 14% 13% 13% 13%right 11%nominee, GOPcould attractsignificantlymore AfricanAmericanvotes. Four State Total Florida Georgia Ohio Virgina
  20. 20. NAACP BATTLEGROUND POLL____________________________ _ Ben Jealous, President & CEO, NAACP Silas Lee, PhD Silas Lee and Associates Matt A. Barreto, PhD Principal Latino Decisions November 8, 2012
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