POLITICS
05/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Poll: Does Clinton Have A Problem With Black Voters?

A recent poll from Rasmussen suggests that the Democrats' problem in November might not be white voters, but black voters. From the internals of today's Rasmussen poll (sub. req.):

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows John McCain attracting 46% of the vote while Barack Obama also earns 46%. In a match-up with Hillary Clinton, it's McCain 47%, Clinton 45%. Among White voters, McCain leads Obama by twelve and Clinton by eleven. Among African-American voters, Obama dominates but Clinton attracts just 59% support.

While both Democrats hold equal numbers among white voters, the big discrepancy comes from black voters. Two caveats should be considered. First, the Rasmussen write-up does not include a similar breakout for Hispanic voters, where Clinton has historically outperformed Obama. Second, this attitude might be reflective more of the heated contest underway than the future preferences of black voters.

Do you think a Clinton nominee would have problems reconciling with black voters in November? Let us know in the comments.