*It’s now official…at least according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Among black voters, President Barack Obama is beating his Republican opponent Mitt Romney by 94 percent to 0 percent.
This, even after Romney addressed the NAACP in July to try and make his case among African Americans.
“With 90 percent of African Americans voting for Democrats, some of you may wonder why a Republican would bother to campaign in the African-American community, and to address the NAACP,” Romney said to the audience. “Of course, one reason is that I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed or sexual orientation, from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between.”
Although Romney was greeted with polite applause, he was booed soundly when he said he would repeal president Obama’s healthcare law.
Romney is also losing in the poll among Latinos, nearly 2 to 1, and the poll has President Obama ahead among all registered voters, 48 percent to Romney’s 44 percent.
Meanwhile, the poll also shows the president pulling in around 40 percent of white voters, which would be a historic low for a winning candidate if he’s re-elected in November, reports The Huffington Post. (No Democrat has won the white vote since 1964, the year President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law.)
A report released in July found that President Obama would need to improve upon his record 2008 showing with black voters or he would struggle mightily in several key states that remain up for grabs.