Friday, August 14, 2015

African-American Views Of The Presidential Candidates

In a post below, I remarked that Bernie Sanders has a problem with women and moderates -- but it turns out there is another group he is failing to reach. It is African-American voters. They view Hillary Clinton far more favorably than Sanders (80% to 23%) -- a gap of 57 points.

But Sanders is not the only candidate not viewed very favorably by African-Americans. No other candidate of either party tops Sanders' favorability rating.

These numbers are from a recent Gallup Poll.

Survey Method:

Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted July 8-Aug. 8, 2015, on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey, with a random sample of 1,684 black adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Each candidate was rated by a random subset of respondents during this time period, with the sample sizes rating each candidate ranging from 414 to 490. For results based on these samples, the margin of sampling error is ±6 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.


  1. I think this is actually an improvement for Sanders. It does bother me that his coalition is so white. But he is working on it.

  2. Replies
    1. I did read your post on Brains and Eggs -- and neither your post nor this poll surprised me.

    2. And I recommend everyone read your excellent blog.


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