Hillary for President or nah?
48 Percent Of Black People Say They Would Support Hillary Clinton In 2016
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has yet to officially confirm any plans to run for president in 2016, but according to a recent Huffington Post poll, she’d have the support of 48% of black people if she did.
via Huffington Post
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Results from a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll yield similar results. Among all potential primary voters (those who say they typically vote in Democratic primaries), 47 percent say they will definitely support Clinton in 2016, another 35 percent say they would consider Clinton, only 4 percent say they would not consider supporting her and 14 percent say it’s just too soon to say.
The “definitely support” percentage is very close to Clinton’s 48 percent of the votes cast in primary states in 2008. However, Clinton’s definite support percentage is now just as high among African American as it is among other Democrats.
According to a compilation of primary state exit polls produced by ABC News, Clinton won an average of just 15 percent of the black vote in the 2008 primaries against Barack Obama. Obama’s narrow delegate lead over Clinton rested on his overwhelming advantage with African Americans.
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