This week, MSNBC and the Wall Street Journal came out with a poll showing Pres. Obama with a four point lead over presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. But that is not the poll that people are having a problem with. The problem lies in the poll stating that Romney has 0% support among African-Americans, and that Pres. Obama has 94% support among the key group.
Whether they wanted it or not, NBC created a firestorm on Twitter and Facebook. Within a matter of hours there was a Facebook group. And not long after that the hashtag #BlackConservativesForRomney started trending on Twitter.
MSNBC’s poll is the result of telephone interviews with 1,000 people, 12 percent of whom identified themselves as black and 74 percent as white. Some are wondering why they didn’t get a phone call.
NBC has another unintended result from the poll. Because black conservatives stood proudly in such great numbers, it caused another group of conservatives to stand up and be counted. The Latino community created their own hashtag, #LatinosForRomney.
It should be interesting to see how NBC reacts to the outcome created by their poll. Pulling together two voting blocks that a lot of people consider very important when it comes to winning the presidency is a great thing. So I guess we can thank them for helping us rally together and show how strong we truly are.