Yesterday I had lunch with a friend, Jim Clifton, who happens to be the CEO of the Gallup Organization. Whereas he gets his pulse of the public from the numerous and ongoing surveys they conduct, I get my pulse from callers to my radio show, people I meet while traveling and questions from audience members during keynote speeches.
Jim said it must be exhilarating to get that kind of feedback, and I said absolutely, and that's one of the aspects that I enjoy the most about being a talk show host and speaker.
I then related to him that I have been getting more calls lately from black voters who admit that they have seen the light of truth and are no longer Obama and Democrat voters. Hallelujah, I said! I then asked him if they had measured the percentage of blacks who claim to have a conservative ideology.
He sent a text to his research guru, Frank, and later that day Frank sent me the results of an ongoing survey on ideological preferences I had never seen. I was pleasantly surprised at the results!
Fully 26 percent of blacks identify their ideology as conservative, compared to the 35 percent national average.
At the same time, 26 percent of blacks identify their ideology as liberal, compared to the 23 percent national average.
The number of blacks who identify their ideology as conservative is higher than I expected, but it confirms the testimonial feedback I get from black people who listen to my show, visit my website or attend my speeches.
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