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Monday, October 10, 2011

Gallup: Obama Hits All-Time Low Among Blacks as Cain Surges Among GOPers

By Rick Pearcey • October 10, 2011, 06:44 PM

"Gallup released new polling data today that showed African American presidential candidate Herman Cain's support was surging among Republicans even as President Barack Obama’s job approval hit an all-time low among blacks," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.

"In a poll of 1,064 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents conducted Oct. 3-7, 18 percent said they supported Cain for president," Jeffrey writes. "That put the former Godfathers Pizza CEO in a close second behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who placed first with 20 percent."

Regarding their assessment of Obama's performance as president, "only 80 percent of blacks told Gallup in the week that ended on Oct. 9 that they approved of the way Obama was handling his job," Jeffrey continues.

"Previously," Jeffrey reports, "Obama’s lowest approval among blacks had been the 81 percent he had received in the weeks that ended on March 6 and August 14 of this year."

The current 80 percent figure is a drop of 16 points from Obama's all-time high of 96 percent approval among black voters.