Number of Blacks Who Support Romney: 0%

Romney ticket 4 points behind Obama's heading to convention
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2012 2:33 AM CDT
Updated Aug 23, 2012 3:03 AM CDT
Number of Blacks Who Support Romney: 0%
A reflective Mitt Romney rides in an elevator to attend a fundraising event yesterday in Little Rock, Ark.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ever wonder how many black voters support Mitt Romney? The simple answer is: 0%. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has found that 94% of blacks back President Obama, compared to zilch for Romney. The poll also found that Obama is doing better among Latinos, voters under 35, and women. Romney fares better with whites, rural voters, and seniors. Overall, the news isn't good for Romney as he's about to head to the GOP convention. A Romney-Paul Ryan ticket rates 4 points behind an Obama-Joe Biden ticket, the poll finds.

Fears about the economy continue to create problems for the president, but voter concerns about Romney's tax returns and Medicare plans present even bigger obstacles for Mitt, notes NBC. Observers point out, however, that Obama isn't out of the woods until he passes the 50% mark in polling. “When a guy gets stuck at 48%, it doesn’t mean they are out in the clear,” says GOP pollster Republican pollster Bill McInturff. “It means they are in an incredibly competitive campaign.” (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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