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Romney, Obama have support of core groups

May 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM   |   Comments

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PRINCETON, N.J., May 10 (UPI) -- Presumed Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney's support among white voters offsets President Obama's backing among non-whites, a Gallup poll said.

Seventy-seven percent of non-white registered voters support Obama for president, results of the Gallup poll released Thursday indicate.

Obama has the support of 90 percent of blacks, 68 percent of Hispanics, and 57 percent of other races, with preferences fairly uniform by gender, education, religiosity and other demographics, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.

Among non-Hispanic whites, however, Romney leads Obama by 54 percent to 37 percent, with 9 percent undecided.

Romney leads Obama among white voters of both genders, more significantly among men than women, Gallup said. Among white men, Romney leads by 27 points, 59 percent to 32 percent. Among white women, he leads by 9 points, 50 percent to 41 percent.

Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews conducted with 11,141 registered voters as part of Gallup Daily tracking April 11-May 6. For results based on the total sample of registered voters, the margin of error is 1 percentage point.

Topics: Mitt Romney
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