About the Survey
The CAAPS/ABC News Black Politics Survey was conducted by telephone from September 11-14, 2008, among a random national sample of 1941 adults, including an oversample of African Americans, for a total of 1032 black respondents, and an oversample of Hispanics, for a total of 315 Hispanic respondents. The survey is conducted in association with USA Today. The results from the full survey have a 2-point error margin. Fieldwork was conducted by ICR-International Communications Research of Media, PA. Fredrick Harris, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center on African-American Politics and Society at Columbia, and Gary Langer, Directory of the ABC News Surveying Unit, were the lead investigators of this survey project.