BET/CBS News Poll of Black Voters

PR Newswire, Jul. 21

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Yet while they may be eager to get back to the polls in 2004, some blackvoters are suspicious about what may happen there. Less than half – 41% – havea lot of confidence that their votes will be counted properly in November. 39%have some confidence, while 17% have little confidence.

HOW MUCH CONFIDENCE THAT YOUR VOTE WILL BE COUNTED IN 2004?

(Registered voters)

A lot 41%

Some 39

Not much/none 17

The mistrust that lingers coincides with a widespread belief that peopledo make deliberate attempts to either thwart African American attempts tovote, or to miscount the ballots once cast. Fully two-thirds of AfricanAmericans believe such malicious attempts are made against African Americans.

ARE THERE DELIBERATE ATTEMPTS TO DISRUPT AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTING?

(Registered voters)

Yes 68%

No 27

In addition, four in ten black voters feel that they are less likely thanwhite voters to have their votes correctly tabulated, nearly as many as thinktheir votes are as likely to be correctly counted.

COMPARED TO WHITES, BLACKS IN 2004 WILL BE …

(Registered voters)

Less likely to have votes counted 41%

Just as likely to have votes counted 47

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