Race, Reform and the 2008 Presidential Nomination Process

The Center for African American Politics and Society presents the results of the first every survey exploring racial attitudes toward the presidential nomination process. The study examines racial differences in opinions on the current system of selecting presidential nominees and gauges attitudes on whether the current process should be reformed. Additionally, the study reports findings on how feelings of group solidarity among blacks influence their candidate preferences as well as citizen's perceptions on whether the 2008 presidential election cycle presents black voters with a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the Democratic presidential primary, as well as the November general election.

This survey is part of a larger study on American's attitudes towards the presidential nomination process. The investigators are James Gibson of Washington University in St. Louis and Fredrick Harris at Columbia University.

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