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High turnout by blacks would help Obama, who carried the black vote in a landslide in 2008 and leads Romney 92 percent to 2 among black voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
But having achieved the milestone of electing the nation’s first black president, those black voters who support him may be less motivated to return in droves again, the National Urban League said in a report yesterday.
If support for Obama among Africans Americans remains the same but only 60 percent of African American registered voters cast ballots, the National Urban League estimates Obama would lose close to 64,000 votes, more than four times his overall margin of victory in North Carolina.
Besides diminished voter enthusiasm, the still ailing economy, persistent high unemployment, new state voting laws and limited growth in the African American population could help discourage turnout.
For the first time, African Americans were at the table with white America” because the black turnout was just 1.4 points below white voters, said Chanelle Hardy, senior vice president and executive director of the National Urban League Policy Institute. “Because we achieved so much in 2008, we have to push even harder to meet those numbers.
An additional 127,000 black North Carolinians who had not voted in 2004 cast ballots in 2008, and Obama won North Carolina by about 14,200 votes.
Anytime you want to go vote for something, you want to be sure you are making the right decision,” said Cameron, who works with children in a community center. But after talking about the election a bit more, she said there was no way Romney was getting her vote. “we wouldn’t vote for Romney if you paid us.
“Gillespie said mobilization will be key, adding: “You just can’t take anything for granted in this type of race where you’ve got this level of polarization.
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