Poll: People See Obama as Nice Guy, So-So Prez

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WASHINGTON – Nice guy, so-so president. Taking stock of President Barack Obama at the five-year mark in his term, less than a third of Americans consider him to be an above-average chief executive. Nearly twice as many find him likable. A new Associated Press-GfK Poll finds the president’s personal image to be on the rebound […]

Gallup Poll Finds Modest Drop in Uninsured Rate

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WASHINGTON – The nation’s uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as the major coverage expansion under President Barack Obama’s health care law got underway, according to a closely watched survey released Thursday. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the uninsured rate for U.S. adults dropped by 1.2 percentage points in January, to 16.1 percent. The […]

Poll: Many Calif. Voters in Dark on ‘Obamacare’

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LOS ANGELES — A new Field Poll says many Californians are only vaguely familiar with details of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms, even though enrollment starts in October. The survey released Tuesday finds that about one in four state voters knows little or nothing about the Affordable Care Act. Another 60 percent say they […]

AP Poll: Majority Harbor Prejudice Against Blacks

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WASHINGTON – Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first Black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward Blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not. Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for […]

Young Black College Grads: We Are More Disciplined Financially than Our Parents

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MILWAUKEE – Young African American college graduates say they are much more serious about reaching financial goals than previous generations, according to new Northwestern Mutual research. A large majority (70 percent) of 18-to-34-year-old African American college graduates described themselves as either “disciplined” or “highly disciplined” financial planners, compared to only 47 percent of those aged […]

Nielsen Study: Black Media More ‘Relevant’ to Black Consumers

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WASHINGTON – Companies that fail to advertise with Black media are missing an opportunity to effectively reach nearly 43 million African Americans whose $695 billion annual buying power is projected to exceed $1 trillion in three years, according to the new study released by Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). “Still the largest […]

BET News Poll: GOP On Track For Worst Showing With Black Voters In Modern History

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NEW YORK – In one of the most comprehensive election-year study of registered African-American voters in the battleground states, BET News’ original poll conducted by nationally-recognized pollster Cornell Belcher, reveals overwhelming support for President Barack Obama for a second term re-election and severe disapproval of Republican Presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts). “Black, Red, White […]

Bad Economy, Good President: Poll Finds 86% Of Blacks Give Obama Favorable Rating

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LOS ANGELES – With many citing the economy as the most important issue for the 2012 presidential election, Loop21.com, a leading digital source of emergent Black culture, and a coalition of top black civic, entertainment and media organizations, conducted The State of the Black Economy (SOBE) survey, a study of African American public opinion on […]

Poll: Most Registered Voters In Calif. Support Federal Health Care Overhaul

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SACRAMENTO — A new poll finds that Californians support the federal health care overhaul but many don’t think it will affect them. The Field Poll published Monday found that 54 percent of registered voters support the Affordable Care Act and 37 percent oppose it. Support has grown since last year in a state which has […]

Poll: Voter ID Support Strongest in Those with Negative Attitudes Toward Blacks

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MEMPHIS – Support for voter identification laws is strongest among Americans who harbor negative sentiments toward African Americans is a key revelation in a new National Agenda Opinion Poll by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication. Voter ID laws require individuals to show government issued identification when they vote. The survey findings support […]