Post-Ipsos January 2020 Black Americans Poll
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Jan. 2-8, 2020 Washington Post-Ipsos poll. Results among 1,088 African American adults; error margin +/- 3.5 points overall. Larger for subgroupsBlack adults
Registered voter
SexAgeParty IDLeaned Party IDIdeologyEducationRegion Household income
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Black adultsRegistered votersMaleFemaleAge 18-34Age 35-49Age 50-64Age 65+A DemocratAn IndependentLeaned DemocratsIndependents- no leanLiberalModerateConservativeHigh school or lessSome collegeCollege graduateNortheastMidwestSouthWestIncome <$35,000Income $35,000- $75,000Income $75,000+
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Q1. How often do you feel optimistic about your life?**NET All/Most of the time**65%66%65%64%61%59%67%76%66%59%65%59%64%65%71%53%71%78%66%62%64%69%51%66%76%
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All of the time23%24%25%22%20%22%25%27%24%20%23%23%20%21%28%21%25%23%24%22%24%17%20%25%24%
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Most of the time41%42%40%42%41%37%41%49%42%40%42%37%44%44%43%33%45%55%42%40%40%52%31%41%51%
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Sometimes25%24%24%25%28%30%22%15%25%26%25%25%24%24%20%29%23%18%23%27%26%18%34%25%16%
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**NET Hardly ever/Never**11%10%11%10%11%10%11%8%9%14%9%16%11%11%9%17%6%3%10%12%10%13%15%9%8%
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Hardly ever6%6%6%6%7%3%7%5%5%8%5%7%7%5%6%9%4%2%6%8%5%10%8%5%4%
9
Never5%4%5%4%4%7%5%3%4%6%4%9%4%5%3%8%3%1%4%4%5%3%7%3%4%
10
No opinon***--*--*-*-*----*1%-----*
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Q5a. How favorable or unfavorable is your opinion of each of the following Democratic presidential candidates? If you haven't heard of them, please indicate. - Joe Biden**NET Favorable**69%74%73%66%57%66%79%83%79%61%78%34%72%74%64%64%72%76%66%68%70%67%60%69%77%
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Strongly favorable44%46%45%43%32%39%53%60%54%28%52%14%45%48%38%43%46%40%43%45%44%37%37%45%48%
13
Somewhat favorable25%27%28%23%25%27%26%23%25%32%26%20%27%26%27%21%26%35%24%22%26%30%23%24%29%
14
**NET Unfavorable**13%14%15%12%20%15%8%6%10%17%11%13%17%12%16%10%15%17%17%16%11%16%11%16%13%
15
Somewhat unfavorable7%7%9%6%10%10%4%3%6%7%7%5%11%6%6%6%6%11%13%7%6%6%5%8%8%
16
Strongly unfavorable6%6%7%6%11%5%4%2%4%10%4%8%7%6%10%5%8%6%4%9%5%9%5%8%5%
17
**NET No opinion**18%13%11%23%23%19%14%12%12%22%11%53%11%15%20%26%13%7%17%16%19%17%29%15%9%
18
Heard of, no opinion12%10%8%16%15%12%11%10%7%19%7%40%7%11%13%17%10%6%13%12%12%12%18%13%6%
19
Never heard of3%2%1%5%6%4%1%*3%3%2%7%3%2%6%6%1%*2%3%3%4%8%2%-
20
No opinion2%1%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%-1%6%1%1%1%2%2%1%2%*3%1%2%1%3%
21
Q5b. How favorable or unfavorable is your opinion of each of the following Democratic presidential candidates? If you haven't heard of them, please indicate. - Elizabeth Warren**NET Favorable**51%57%57%46%40%47%58%67%57%45%58%20%66%50%42%40%58%62%54%45%52%50%37%52%63%
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Strongly favorable19%22%23%16%14%17%24%25%22%15%23%5%28%18%14%15%21%26%20%15%20%20%14%19%25%
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Somewhat favorable32%35%34%30%26%29%35%42%35%30%36%16%37%33%28%25%38%36%35%30%32%29%23%33%38%
24
**NET Unfavorable**12%14%13%11%12%10%14%12%9%18%10%8%12%13%18%9%11%19%16%16%10%11%7%12%17%
25
Somewhat unfavorable7%8%8%7%6%7%9%7%6%10%7%5%9%8%6%6%6%10%8%10%6%5%4%8%9%
26
Strongly unfavorable5%6%6%4%6%2%5%5%3%8%3%3%3%5%11%3%5%9%7%6%4%6%2%4%8%
27
**NET No opinion**37%29%30%44%48%44%28%20%34%37%32%71%22%37%41%51%31%19%30%39%39%39%56%36%20%
28
Heard of, no opinion18%16%14%21%19%20%17%14%15%20%14%34%11%19%19%22%15%13%17%22%17%16%22%20%12%
29
Never heard of17%12%14%21%28%21%9%5%17%17%16%31%10%17%22%26%13%5%10%17%19%24%32%15%6%
30
No opinion2%1%2%2%2%2%3%1%2%-1%6%1%1%1%3%2%1%3%1%2%-2%1%3%
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Q5c. How favorable or unfavorable is your opinion of each of the following Democratic presidential candidates? If you haven't heard of them, please indicate. - Bernie Sanders**NET Favorable**63%68%68%59%64%59%64%66%71%56%71%35%74%64%52%54%71%69%68%63%61%68%55%66%68%
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Strongly favorable29%32%34%26%34%29%29%21%34%23%35%11%37%28%18%25%33%32%31%37%28%25%23%33%32%
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Somewhat favorable34%36%35%33%29%31%35%45%36%33%36%24%37%35%34%29%38%37%37%26%34%43%32%34%36%
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**NET Unfavorable**15%16%14%15%12%15%17%17%12%17%13%10%13%16%25%13%12%22%18%14%14%16%10%16%18%
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Somewhat unfavorable9%9%9%9%7%10%10%10%8%9%9%3%9%11%9%9%7%13%9%9%9%8%7%9%10%
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Strongly unfavorable6%7%6%6%5%5%7%7%4%8%4%8%4%6%16%4%5%9%8%4%5%7%3%6%7%
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**NET No opinion**22%17%17%26%25%25%19%18%17%27%17%55%13%20%23%33%16%9%15%23%25%16%35%18%14%
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Heard of, no opinion15%13%11%18%16%14%15%15%11%20%11%37%9%15%14%21%12%7%11%18%16%11%22%13%10%
39
Never heard of5%3%4%6%7%8%2%1%5%6%4%11%4%4%9%9%2%1%2%5%6%4%10%4%1%
40
No opinion2%1%2%2%2%3%2%2%1%1%1%6%1%2%*3%2%1%2%-3%1%2%1%2%
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Q5d. How favorable or unfavorable is your opinion of each of the following Democratic presidential candidates? If you haven't heard of them, please indicate. - Pete Buttigieg**NET Favorable**26%30%29%23%22%23%28%34%29%23%30%11%38%23%16%20%29%32%28%23%26%26%19%23%34%
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Strongly favorable6%7%6%6%6%5%7%8%7%5%8%1%9%5%3%5%8%6%9%4%6%9%4%5%9%
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Somewhat favorable20%23%23%17%17%18%21%26%22%18%22%10%29%17%14%15%21%26%19%19%20%17%15%18%25%
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**NET Unfavorable**18%21%22%14%13%16%23%22%16%25%17%13%22%19%22%14%18%24%27%20%15%20%12%18%24%
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Somewhat unfavorable10%12%14%7%5%11%13%13%10%13%11%6%13%11%9%9%8%15%13%11%8%14%7%10%14%
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Strongly unfavorable8%9%8%7%7%5%10%9%6%11%7%7%9%8%13%5%10%9%14%8%6%6%5%8%10%
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**NET No opinion**56%49%48%63%65%61%49%44%55%52%53%76%40%58%61%66%53%44%44%58%60%54%69%59%42%
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Heard of, no opinion21%21%18%22%18%23%20%23%20%22%20%26%13%26%19%20%23%20%17%22%22%16%20%24%18%
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Never heard of34%27%28%38%45%36%26%19%33%29%31%45%26%31%42%44%28%23%25%34%35%38%46%34%21%
50
No opinion2%1%2%2%2%3%2%2%2%1%2%6%1%2%*3%3%1%3%1%3%-2%1%4%
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Q5e. How favorable or unfavorable is your opinion of each of the following Democratic presidential candidates? If you haven't heard of them, please indicate. - Cory Booker**NET Favorable**42%48%46%39%33%41%53%45%47%39%49%13%54%40%33%32%47%53%48%39%42%41%32%40%53%
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Strongly favorable12%14%13%11%7%9%19%13%14%9%14%2%16%10%10%8%16%11%18%10%11%8%9%10%15%
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Somewhat favorable31%34%33%28%26%32%34%32%33%31%35%12%39%30%24%25%30%42%30%29%31%33%23%30%38%
54
**NET Unfavorable**13%14%14%11%14%10%13%14%12%14%12%11%15%13%16%11%14%15%20%14%11%10%9%14%15%
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Somewhat unfavorable8%9%9%8%9%7%8%10%9%7%8%6%11%10%6%8%7%12%13%10%7%6%5%11%10%
56
Strongly unfavorable4%5%5%4%5%3%5%3%3%7%3%5%4%3%11%3%7%3%7%4%4%4%4%3%6%
57
**NET No opinion**45%38%39%50%53%49%34%41%41%46%40%76%31%46%50%57%40%32%33%47%47%49%59%46%31%
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Heard of, no opinion18%17%17%19%16%15%19%25%16%22%16%28%14%20%18%18%18%19%15%16%19%23%17%20%18%
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Never heard of25%20%20%29%35%32%14%14%23%25%22%42%16%25%31%36%20%12%16%31%26%26%40%25%11%
60
No opinion2%1%2%2%2%2%2%2%2%-1%6%1%1%1%2%2%1%2%1%3%-2%1%3%
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Q5f. How favorable or unfavorable is your opinion of each of the following Democratic presidential candidates? If you haven't heard of them, please indicate. - Mike Bloomberg**NET Favorable**29%34%32%27%18%26%38%44%32%26%33%15%37%28%27%21%33%40%36%25%29%29%24%24%39%
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Strongly favorable7%9%7%7%5%3%13%9%9%4%9%2%8%7%7%6%9%9%11%6%7%8%5%7%10%
63
Somewhat favorable22%25%25%19%13%22%25%34%23%21%24%12%28%21%20%15%24%31%25%19%22%20%19%17%29%
64
**NET Unfavorable**23%25%25%21%25%22%23%21%22%26%23%15%28%23%23%19%26%27%35%24%20%20%15%24%30%
65
Somewhat unfavorable13%13%15%11%14%11%12%14%13%13%13%8%18%14%7%11%13%15%17%10%12%14%7%14%17%
66
Strongly unfavorable10%12%11%10%11%11%11%8%9%13%10%7%10%10%16%8%13%12%18%14%8%6%7%10%13%
67
**NET No opinion**48%41%43%52%57%53%39%35%45%48%44%70%35%49%50%60%41%33%29%51%51%51%61%52%31%
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Heard of, no opinion26%27%25%27%25%29%26%26%23%33%24%37%18%30%28%28%27%22%17%26%28%30%27%31%20%
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Never heard of20%13%15%24%30%22%11%8%21%15%19%27%16%18%22%30%12%10%9%25%21%21%32%20%8%
70
No opinion2%1%2%2%2%2%2%1%1%1%1%6%1%1%-2%2%1%3%1%2%-2%1%3%
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Q5g. How favorable or unfavorable is your opinion of each of the following Democratic presidential candidates? If you haven't heard of them, please indicate. - Andrew Yang**NET Favorable**28%32%36%21%28%20%33%32%30%31%32%11%37%26%22%19%33%38%31%28%26%35%22%26%36%
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Strongly favorable6%7%7%6%9%5%7%3%6%10%7%6%7%6%4%4%8%8%11%6%5%10%6%5%8%
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Somewhat favorable22%25%29%16%19%15%27%29%24%20%25%6%30%20%18%15%24%30%21%23%21%25%16%21%28%
74
**NET Unfavorable**13%14%14%12%13%9%15%13%12%16%13%6%20%9%13%11%13%16%19%16%11%8%9%13%16%
75
Somewhat unfavorable9%10%9%8%10%7%10%8%9%10%9%4%14%6%5%8%8%10%12%12%7%6%5%11%10%
76
Strongly unfavorable4%5%4%4%3%3%6%5%3%6%3%2%6%3%8%3%5%5%7%4%4%2%4%3%5%
77
**NET No opinion**59%53%50%67%59%70%51%55%58%54%56%82%43%65%66%70%54%46%50%56%63%57%69%61%49%
78
Heard of, no opinion28%28%25%30%22%29%28%36%28%27%28%27%21%36%30%26%29%29%27%22%29%29%24%29%30%
79
Never heard of29%24%23%34%35%38%21%17%28%26%26%49%22%27%35%41%22%17%19%33%31%28%43%30%16%
80
No opinion2%1%2%2%2%4%3%1%2%-2%6%1%2%1%3%3%1%3%1%3%-2%1%3%
81
Q5h. How favorable or unfavorable is your opinion of each of the following Democratic presidential candidates? If you haven't heard of them, please indicate. - Amy Klobuchar**NET Favorable**22%25%26%19%16%19%26%31%24%22%25%6%30%21%14%14%26%29%27%18%21%27%15%22%29%
82
Strongly favorable4%4%5%3%4%2%5%6%5%3%5%-3%4%3%2%5%5%4%2%4%5%3%2%6%
83
Somewhat favorable18%21%21%15%12%17%22%25%19%19%20%6%27%17%11%12%21%24%23%16%17%22%12%19%23%
84
**NET Unfavorable**13%15%17%10%14%11%14%13%12%14%12%10%19%12%13%14%12%14%19%14%12%8%11%13%16%
85
Somewhat unfavorable9%10%11%7%8%7%10%10%9%10%9%7%13%8%8%10%7%8%12%10%8%5%7%8%12%
86
Strongly unfavorable5%5%6%3%6%4%3%3%4%4%4%4%6%4%6%4%5%5%7%4%4%4%4%5%4%
87
**NET No opinion**65%60%57%71%69%70%60%56%64%64%62%84%51%66%73%72%62%57%54%68%67%65%74%66%55%
88
Heard of, no opinion24%26%24%24%20%23%29%27%23%29%24%28%20%28%26%18%31%27%23%22%26%17%19%27%26%
89
Never heard of38%32%31%45%47%43%29%26%38%35%36%49%29%36%47%51%28%30%28%45%38%45%53%37%26%
90
No opinion3%2%2%3%2%4%2%2%2%1%2%6%2%2%*3%2%1%2%1%3%3%2%2%3%
91
Q10. How likely are you to vote in the presidential election in November 2020?Absolutely certain to vote71%83%74%69%57%70%80%89%79%62%79%33%80%75%66%61%78%84%72%71%72%67%57%75%83%
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Will probably vote10%8%8%11%16%7%9%3%9%9%8%11%8%6%12%12%8%6%9%8%10%13%16%7%6%
93
There is a 50-50 chance I will vote9%7%7%10%15%12%3%1%7%16%7%18%6%12%9%13%6%4%12%8%9%7%14%8%4%
94
There is less than a 50% chance I will vote9%2%9%8%11%10%6%7%4%14%4%33%5%7%13%13%5%5%6%11%8%12%12%8%6%
95
No opinion1%*1%1%1%1%2%1%1%-1%5%**-1%2%**2%1%1%2%1%1%
96
Q11. How much does the outcome of the 2020 presidential election matter to you?**NET A great deal/A good amount**83%90%84%82%80%78%89%88%91%72%90%48%91%86%75%79%87%85%85%82%83%79%77%84%87%
97
A great deal60%65%61%60%51%59%68%70%69%46%68%24%69%60%55%56%63%64%64%63%60%51%54%62%65%
98
A good amount23%24%23%23%29%20%21%18%22%26%22%25%21%27%20%23%24%21%22%18%23%29%24%22%22%
99
**NET A little/Not at all**16%10%15%17%19%21%11%12%9%28%10%49%9%14%25%21%12%15%15%18%16%21%22%15%12%
100
A little9%7%8%10%12%10%6%5%6%15%7%15%4%8%18%10%7%10%8%7%9%14%11%8%7%
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