Exit Polls Show Black Voters In NC Overwhelmingly Support Obama

As he has in Southern states, Barack Obama received overwhelming support in North Carolina's presidential primary from black voters.

That's according to surveys of voters conducted for the The Associated Press and television networks on Tuesday.

The Illinois senator also was the choice of voters on three critical issues: the economy, war in Iraq and health care. He also led among voters under the age of 65.

Obama has received strong support from black voters throughout his campaign, especially in the South. North Carolina was no exception.

Overall, the exit polls show that nine in every 10 black voters in North Carolina cast their ballot for Obama.

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  • by LAKIESHA Location: GREENVILLE on May 7, 2008 at 12:01 PM
  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2008 at 11:41 AM
    I'm white and will never vote for any black candidate. He won NC because there are alot more blacks here.

  • by Brad Location: Greenville on May 7, 2008 at 06:36 AM
    No, we should not look at race as a deciding factor, but that's just what has happened here in NC, by the tune of greater than 40%. And when a vote is cast due to race it is a big deal to the one's that voted HONESTLY. This group has abused the system and shown everyone what their true intentions are: to elect a black regardless of what he stands for; forget about the true issues, the country, and everyone else. This is just another reason why there will always be racial tensions in America.
  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2008 at 05:46 AM
    This is 2008. We shouldn't look at a persons race. We should look at who is right for the job. I'm white and Obama got my vote. Why make a big deal out of how many blacks voted for him. We're all Americans.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on May 7, 2008 at 03:38 AM
    That was expected! I won't dwell on the reason. But if you think that this ultra-Liberal candidate is right for North Carolina or the country you are dead wrong! Clinton is Liberal but closer to center. McCain is certainly no Conservative which should be evident to all but the people who are blinded by Obama's rhetoric. McCain doesn't receive full support from the Conservative wing of his party because he is more of a moderate. Wake up and smell the coffee people!
  • by Bikerwolf Location: Eastern NC on May 6, 2008 at 09:29 PM
    Overall, the exit polls show that nine in every 10 black voters in North Carolina cast their ballot for Obama......... Ya Think?
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on May 6, 2008 at 09:20 PM
    They can turn to Obama. Everyone can turn to Obama! Let's give him a chance.
  • by David Location: Manteo on May 6, 2008 at 08:03 PM
    Typical! Should have known this was going to take a racial turn. I feel this is absolutely wrong. Who can the whites turn too for support?
  • by unknown on May 6, 2008 at 07:46 PM
    DAH! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.
  • by Brad Location: Greenville on May 6, 2008 at 07:20 PM
    Voters that choose on the basis of race do not have the country's interest in mind, only their own. For a group that wants equality, sure sounds hypocritical to me.
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