.There is similar slippage among Hispanics and labor.
A survey last summer by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, which focuses on black issues, found black partisan identification with the Democrats declining. Only 63 percent of black voters now call themselves Democrats, down from 74 percent in 2000. Self-identified independents were up 20 percent. Ten percent now identify with the GOP, up from 4 percent in 2000, as I reported last year.
Notably, internal polls conducted for the DNC in preparation for 2004, reveal similar signs of partisan erosion among younger black voters, a party adviser told me this week.
Thursday, May 29, 2003
Donald Lambro analyzes some disturbing trneds for Democrats.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 6:20 AM