Poll: Black Enthusiasm for Clinton and Obama Leaves Little Room for Edwards

Source Organization: Pew Research Center

Author: Michael Dimock, Associate Director for Research


08/30/2007 - The exceptionally strong support for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama among black voters (and, for Clinton, among liberal Democratic and lower-income white voters as well), may help explain the relatively limited appeal of presidential hopeful John Edwards, whose populist platform has not translated so far into support from these key segments of the Democratic electorate.While wide majorities of Democratic voters rate all three of the leading Democratic candidates favorably, there is less enthusiasm for John Edwards than the other leading candidates. The difference is driven mainly by a lack of excitement, and even some doubts, among black voters.

Read the full article Black Enthusiasm for Clinton and Obama Leaves Little Room for Edwards at the Pew Research Center Web site.

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