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« on: March 16, 2012, 06:19:33 pm »
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And what percentage of the vote did he get? Exit polls don't show it as far as I'm aware.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 06:48:12 pm »
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According to CNN, Bush won 11% of the black vote in '04, and McCain won 4% of the black vote in '08.  It can therefore be deduced that Obama probably won most black Republicans.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 06:55:33 pm »
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According to CNN, Bush won 11% of the black vote in '04, and McCain won 4% of the black vote in '08.  It can therefore be deduced that Obama probably won most black Republicans.

It's plausible that many of Obama's improved numbers came from turning out a lot more Democratic and Independent blacks, along with ratcheting up even larger margins among them.

But in any case, I'm intrigued as to how black Republicans vote in any elections.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 07:17:01 pm »
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Anecdotally, the three black Republicans I know all voted for McCain.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 08:22:16 pm »
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I'd imagine that the small minority of Blacks who are registered Republicans would be quite firm in their Republicanism and that Obama's increased voter share came from larger turnout rather than swinging that group.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 08:23:32 pm »
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But in any case, I'm intrigued as to how black Republicans vote in any elections.

I want to know how they've voted in the 2012 primaries:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=142445.0
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 07:42:07 am »
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Who knows? Where are Black Republicans concentrated, anyways - the military officer corps? Blacks living in affluent lilywhite affluent suburbs? Obama did unusually well in the military in 2008. And in certain affluent suburbs too...
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012, 07:47:34 am »
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Where are Black Republicans concentrated, anyways

Has anyone ever looked into that?
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2012, 08:18:25 am »
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There was some black dude at a flea market who said he voted for Clinton, but that's about it. I'm not in the habit of asking "black folk" how they vote.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 09:51:11 am »
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Herman Cain's wife voted for Obama, IIRC. And JC Watts said he might vote for Obama in 2008.

 not being racist or annoying... is there any black, republican or democrat, in this forum?
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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 10:36:14 am »
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Herman Cain's wife voted for Obama, IIRC. And JC Watts said he might vote for Obama in 2008.

 not being racist or annoying... is there any black, republican or democrat, in this forum?

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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2012, 10:54:07 am »
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J.C. Watts did consider Obama, but I believe he voted McCain.


I kinda wish I knew J.C. in real life, I feel like we'd agree on a lot.

I honestly think Obama won like 45%-50% of Black repubs. I actually know 3 black teenage republicans in my school.
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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 01:59:36 pm »
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Who knows? Where are Black Republicans concentrated, anyways - the military officer corps? Blacks living in affluent lilywhite affluent suburbs? Obama did unusually well in the military in 2008. And in certain affluent suburbs too...

In my experience:
-US Military NCO's
-business owners
-financial sector employees

edit: and, in the south anyway, they tend to live on the "white side" of town in mixed-race communities.
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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 02:43:59 pm »
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If we know the percentages of party affiliations and the percentages of the 2008 vote, it's easy to do some estimates.
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 02:50:43 pm »
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Immigrants (from Africa) tend to be much more Republican than native-born blacks as well.
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2012, 08:24:17 pm »
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Who knows? Where are Black Republicans concentrated, anyways
Cable news networks.
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2012, 11:59:58 am »
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Who knows? Where are Black Republicans concentrated, anyways
Cable news networks.

Or the RNC.
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2012, 02:47:40 pm »
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Who knows? Where are Black Republicans concentrated, anyways
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester,_Pennsylvania
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2012, 04:37:07 pm »
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Pretty sure Obama won those.
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2012, 05:01:20 pm »
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I have no doubt he won them, but that is a concentration of African Americans who appear to vote Republican locally.
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