So…a poll in which Romney receives zero percent of African-Americans. Mayhap a bit of a sample issue?
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 21, 2012
A new poll commissioned by MSNBC and the Wall Street Journal shows that President Barack Obama heads into convention season with a four-point lead over rival Mitt Romney. Another number in that poll, though, seems to be drawing attention: African-American support for Romney stands at a solid zero percent.
New NBC poll has black support for Romney at zero percent. Just, wow.
— Chris Taylor (@christaylor_nyc) August 21, 2012
MSNBC’s Touré, recently seen accusing Romney of “niggerizing” Obama, was quick to pass along the zero percent number.
— Touré (@Toure) August 21, 2012
— Web Smith (@web) August 21, 2012
The poll is the result of telephone interviews with 1,000 people, 12 percent of whom identified themselves as black and 74 percent as white. Some are wondering why they didn’t get a phone call.
@Toure That poll, however, is not entirely true. I know at least 6 people who will be voting for Romney: my parents and 4 younger brothers.
— Isaiah L. Carter (@IsaiahLCarter) August 21, 2012
Rather than wait for the pollsters to find them, some sent up a flare in the form of a #BlackConservativesForRomney hashtag and a Black Conservatives for Romney Facebook group.
Show support and RT #blackconservativesforRomney – NBC says that Romney has zero percent…I say different!
— Wayne Dupree ★彡 (@WayneDupreeShow) August 22, 2012
#BlackConservativesForRomney I do exist, NBC! Sorry.
— Savannah the Bossy (@thesavvy) August 22, 2012
Just tripped bigtime in front of the recycle truck dudes. But I’m sure they didn’t see me,cuz I don’t exist. #BlackConservativesForRomney
— Kira Davis (@KiraAynDavis) August 23, 2012
We Exist. We Exist. We Exist. We Exist. We Exist. We Exist. We Exist. We Exist. #BlackConservativesForRomney
— Ξ BLACK REPUBLICAN Ξ (@blackrepublican) August 22, 2012
— Trish (Queen Bossy) (@ExPoleDancer) August 22, 2012
I am proud to be a part of the #BlackConservativesForRomney
— Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) August 23, 2012
Thinking for myself #BlackConservativesForRomney
— Pioneer (@KensNation) August 23, 2012
I am a #BlackConservativesForRomney
— Yvadne Robinson (@Yvadne) August 23, 2012
Supporters declared their solidarity with “the zero percent.”
We stand with you, we hear you, and we love you! #BlackConservativesForRomney
— Right In Planning (@RightInPlanning) August 22, 2012
This group that doesn’t exist according to NBC is all over my timeline, I must be going crazy or something #blackconservativesforromney
— Ragin’ Cajun (@PolitiCajun) August 22, 2012
Obviously, NBC stands for “No Blacks Consulted.” #BlackConservativesForRomney
— Matt Dycus (@MattDycus) August 23, 2012
#BlackConservativesForRomney are speaking out. They DO exist. We support you and we hear you fellow Americans.
— #RepublicanGirlProbs (@RepubGrlProbs) August 23, 2012
#BlackConservativesForRomney because fiscal responsibility and personal responsibility knows no COLOR!
— Conservative Minded (@Horse_Facez) August 23, 2012
— Tel J. Stern (@TellyStern) August 23, 2012
#BlackConservativesForRomney God bless you all. Your independence, courage, and resolve are an encouragement to all us conservatives.
— Skip Fendley (@flipster48) August 23, 2012