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Poll: African-Americans to Vote for Obama by Landslide

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According to a recent poll, African-Americans across the country have already decided who they're voting for in the upcoming election by a landslide, and the results appear true in Charlottesville as well.

A new poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, President Barack Obama is slamming his Republican opponent Mitt Romney by 94 percent to 0 percent.

University of Virginia's Center for Politics is not shocked by the numbers. They say this because back in 2008, exit polling showed Obama picked up more than 95 percent of African-American voters. By tying that with this poll, it suggests Obama will be getting the same support from the black community in this year's presidential election.

The center for politics says if you conducted a poll in Charlottesville, you'd find similar results.

Geoffrey Skelley of the UVA Center for Politics added, "There's a fairly large African-American population in Charlottesville, so the fact that the city was one of the most democratic towns in 2008 - in terms of its voting result - this poll just follows."

As for Romney, Skelley credits the margin of error for the 0 percent finding.  He estimates that at least 3 percent of African-Americans will vote Republican.

The center for politics says there had been a lot of talk about a slight decline in African-American support for Obama, but this poll made it more clear that the president's African-American supporters are expected to vote for him on November 6.

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