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59 percent of African-American young voters say US ‘moving in the right direction’
Jennifer White, Daily Caller, 11/2/12

Despite continued high unemployment, a recent national poll shows that 59 percent of African-American voters age 19-29 feel that the country is “moving in the right direction.”

Tufts University’s youth research organization, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement released the poll Monday.

The data reveals that while young black voters feel the general condition of the country is improving, only 23.6 percent of white youth said the country is moving in the right direction. Young Hispanic voters were the largest group to be unsure about the direction of the country.

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