Race & Prop 8 Re-examined

A new look at the Prop 8 numbers from a NYU professor finds that African-Americans did not support Prop 8 nearly as much as was reported just after the election…

…the study found that the level of support for Proposition 8 among African Americans was nowhere close to the NEP exit poll 70 percent figure. The study looked at pre- and post-election polls and conducted a sophisticated analysis of precinct-level voting data from five California counties with the highest African-American populations (Alameda (Oakland), Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco). Based on this, it concludes that the level of African-American support for Proposition 8 was in the range of 57-59 percent

 

Those numbers are still higher than the overall support for the Prop (52%), but they indicate that the clash of the minority groups is less pronounced than oft thought.

 

Much more discussion of this HERE.

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