Fifty-four percent of respondents believe that Republicans "don't care at all about civil rights", while another 32% think the party "just says what minorities want to hear." The level of distrust is the same for African American Republican candidates, indicating that the respondents' views on civil rights advancement are likely policy based and not race based.
By contrast, Democrats are supported on the issue of advancing civil rights, with 71% of respondents believing the party is working hard on civil rights. Only 18% of respondents believe Democrats are just saying what "minorities want to hear." Only 2% of respondents think Democrats don't care at all about civil rights, compared with the 54% who thought this of the GOP.
The NAACP will release key data from the poll throughout the day and will release the horse race results as polls come to a close.
Latest Data Released:
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The NAACP battleground poll interviewed 1,600 African American voters who have already voted, or were certain to vote in the November 6, 2012 presidential election. Interviews were conducted via telephone with live callers from November 1-5, 2012. For the 4 individual states (Ohio, Virginia, Florida and Georgia), a minimum of 400 interviews were completed to provide state-specific reliable estimates, and each state is weighted to reflect the known Census demographics for African American voters. The combined four state sample carries an overall margin of error of 2.5%, while each individual state carries a margin of error of 4.9%. Interviewing was administered and overseen by Pacific Market Research.