Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Obama and the Black Vote

Time and time again, it's mentioned on the news how black voters are crucial to Obama's success, implying that he only has a good chance in states with large black populations. This is a bit misleading. Let's compare the actual percentages from the primaries:

States with large black populations
South Carolina, 55% Obama, 29.7% black
Georgia, 66% Obama, 28.1 % black

States with low black populations
Nebraska, 68% Obama, 4.8% black
Kansas, 74% Obama, 6.6% black
Hawaii, 76% Obama, 3.3% black
Idaho, 80% Obama, 0.8% black

No comments: