Black Vote Climbing Both Numerically and As a Percent of the Total Vote
July 14, 2016
The following table shows some of the Census Bureau data that we looked at in the swing states.
|State||Black Population||Registered Black Voters||% Registered|
As you can see from this table, the percent of African American voters registered is higher in states where the Democrats have been most active.
In 2012, for the first time in history, a higher percent of black voters voted than white voters in the presidential election. While just 61.4% of white voters voted in 2012, 66.2% of black voters came out to the polls.
In other words, the black vote is climbing both numerically and as a percent of the total vote. That makes our outreach to African American voters that much more important, especially when you consider that in the last NBC/Wall Street Journal poll 37% of African Americans were identified as conservatives based on their views on the issues.