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The Latest on African American Voters

Posted on 11/27/2007 by | Archived Contributer | Comments

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There’s an interesting new poll today out of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, sponsored by AARP, giving the pulse of African American voters just a month out of the primaries.
Two things worth noting:
Respondents named Senator Hillary Clinton over Senator Barack Obama as having the best position of the Democratic candidates on two important issues – affordable health care (47.3 percent to 18.7 percent) and strengthening Social Security (41 percent to 18.6 percent).
Among African American Republicans polled, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani had the favored positions on Social Security (28 percent) and healthcare (25 percent). Senator John McCain ranks a distant second to Giuliani on Social Security and former Senator Fred Thompson ranks a distant second on health care.

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