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Survey: Blacks Prefer Clinton Over Obama

Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama during a break at the NBC Democratic Presidential Candidates debate in October 2007. Stan Honda, AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Talk About It:
Chicago Tribune: Black Voters Focus on Clinton, Obama — "In the eyes of black voters, Hillary Clinton has a slight edge over Barack Obama, according to a survey released Tuesday. The New York senator was viewed favorably by 83 percent of black voters, compared to Obama's 74 percent. About 10 percent of those surveyed viewed Clinton and Obama negatively."

To what do you attribute these numbers? Do you think that African Americans should vote for Obama simply because of his race? Who are you planning to vote for and why?

[On today's show, Farai spoke with David Bositis, a senior analyst at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, which released the poll. Take a listen.]

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