Black voters support Obama, but warily
Angela Collins struggles with her business and her disappointment with President Obama.
October 19th, 2012
04:00 AM ET

Black voters support Obama, but warily

By Jim Roope, CNN

(CNN) - “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"

That commonly-asked question of  modern presidential elections is being answered in the negative by some African-Americans.

“The last four years for me, have been difficult. They’ve been hard," said Angela Collins, a mother of six. She has a 12-year-old and a 16 year-old still at home, two more kids in college and two grown kids out on their own.

Collins is a hairdresser at a salon called, Hairitage, in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Inglewood. Collins' business is also way down and she says her family has had to cut back to bare necessities.

She says she’s disappointed that President Obama did not deliver on many of his promises to improve the economy and education.

Still, African-American support of Obama is at 90%.

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  1. Morgiana

    Unfortunately, the "black" vote will represent the poor, uneducated (those that really DO NOT UNDERSTAND the issues) and are voting based soley on race/ethnicity. Then you have the opposite end of the spectrum; very well educated blacks that will also vote for Obama due to race! When is everyone going to quit identifying themselves by race and religion? Someday I hope! We are all AMERICANS and it is citizenship to the U.S.A that is important! We may live in the United States, but there is nothing..or very little that is "united" by the people!

    November 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. willsSA

    The present administration has inherited an economic mess of ten years from Bush,how can you expect this to be fixed in three years at most. With the current conditions of economic turmoil around the world.American is part of the global community what ever happens in one part of the world will resonate around the world in no time. GOP believe Romney's dream of creating millions of jobs,we should be asking HOW in this climate

    October 21, 2012 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. k_Daraa

    Obama hasn't done squat for the black community, but he is black, and so, the only option for those majority of blacks that vote based on race.

    October 20, 2012 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lola

    Barack Obama is a failed president. If Blacks don't vote the Democrat ticket though, they get called horrible names by the progressives. I really hate the way Democrats think they own the minority, LGBT, and women vote. They love you until you have a fiscally conservative thought.....then, suddenly they call you the worst possible names.

    October 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debbie

      Why do you care what people say if the republican platform is for you. Honor what you decide! you will have to live with your decision.

      October 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TiredODaCrap

    Wait – Hasn't EVERY story about this subject reported that blacks did NOT vote for Obama due to his race??? This – and the 90% noted – definitely flies in the face of that!

    October 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • clearsight

      The first black president. There were over 40 white presidents, an immense majority of whom were racist asses. In recent history, only the democratic party stood up for black people.

      November 2, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |