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Poll: More African Americans Identify as Conservative Than Liberal

African Americans generally vote for Democrats, but there may be an opening for the GOP to make inroads.

By NTK Staff | 04.06.2018 @3:00pm
Poll: More African Americans Identify as Conservative Than Liberal

African Americans tend to vote Democratic, but will the GOP see an opening to build bridges with members of the community? According to a new Associated Press poll, highlighted by FiveThirtyEight, more African Americans see themselves as “conservative” than “liberal.”

The poll, conducted in late February, found 27 percent of African Americans said they are conservative, while 26 percent identified as liberal. A plurality of 44 percent saw themselves as moderate.

FiveThirtyEight cited another poll that verified this trend:

Polling done by the Pew Research Center has suggested that among self-identified Democrats, blacks and Latinos are less likely to describe themselves as liberal than whites. Data from this AP/NORC poll comports with Pew’s findings: The majority of blacks say they are moderate (44 percent) or conservative (27 percent), while just 26 percent said that they are liberal.

Republicans still see a huge gap in their party support among African Americans, with only seven percent of African Americans identifying with the GOP.

As America becomes a more diverse nation, these results may motivate the Republican Party to seek support from voters that usually pull the lever for Democrats.

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