Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Focus Groups

I just saw the CNN Ohio focus group and as in the other debates, there seems to be a disproportionately high percentage of African Americans in the group. At various times they've made up 25 to 40 percent of group members. Are we really to believe that 25 to 40 percent of undecideds are African American? And this is when most polls show the black vote for Bush is statistically indisguishable from zero?


jaws said...

On my drive to school this morning, on one of the radio shows, I heard someone suggest the idea that perhaps many of current the "undecideds" may just be undecided if they're even going to vote come Nov. 2.

In some cases, it could be "Am I going to vote for candidate X or not bother?"

Thomas said...

Reminds me of the '92 town hall debate. I'm sure my recollection isn't accurate, but as I remember it the audience was mostly union members and African-Americans--the typical undecided voters.