Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Virginia polls, by race

RedState in this post ponders some recent polling data for Virginia about the presidential race and speculates that President Bush might actually get more than 20% of the votes of black Virginians, opining that "breaking the 20% barrier could help break the stigma that voting Republican and being African-American are no longer contradictory."

An old fellow I used to know from Scott County tried to explain to me one time that in Virginia in the the 1950s, the Republicans were viewed as the party of the blacks, and Ted Dalton suffered with anti-segregationist white voters in his gubernatorial campaigns because of President Eisenhower sending troops to Little Rock. I don't know whether that would also mean that those African-Americans who were able to overcome the various obstacles to voting mostly supported for Republicans.

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