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The black-white divide in Obama's popularity
The Washington Examiner ^ | April 29, 2009 | Byron York

Posted on 04/29/2009 9:30:23 AM PDT by Lou Budvis

On his 100th day in office, Barack Obama enjoys high job approval ratings, no matter what poll you consult. But if a new survey by the New York Times is accurate, the president and some of his policies are significantly less popular with white Americans than with black Americans, and his sky-high ratings among African-Americans make some of his positions appear a bit more popular overall than they actually are.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: black; divisive; divisivehack; obama; oj; ojnotguilty; ojwasinnocent; opinion; race; white
A little perspective on 0bama's stature in the polls.
1 posted on 04/29/2009 9:30:23 AM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...
The list, ping

Let me know if you want on or off the ping list

2 posted on 04/29/2009 9:31:22 AM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Lou Budvis

...lest we forget that it’s all about race and not competence...


3 posted on 04/29/2009 9:32:33 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Lou Budvis

In sum, American blacks are bigots who stick by the guy because of the color of his skin.


4 posted on 04/29/2009 9:34:34 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: Lou Budvis

I’m shocked, shocked I tell you!!!


5 posted on 04/29/2009 9:35:47 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: Lou Budvis
...and his sky-high ratings among African-Americans make some of his positions appear a bit more popular overall than they actually are.

Excuse me? If the man gets a 65% approval rating, including a 100% approval rating from 15% of the population, he still has a 65% approval rating.

Unless the Washington Examiner is implying that African-Americans don't count towards Americans overall.

6 posted on 04/29/2009 9:36:00 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Lou Budvis

He’s a divider, not a uniter.


7 posted on 04/29/2009 9:36:30 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Lou Budvis

I suspect that many African Americans don’t care about anything other than that Obama is black. It is a dangerous situation.


8 posted on 04/29/2009 9:37:49 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Class warfare is the new racism to Obummer and all his flunkies.


9 posted on 04/29/2009 9:41:48 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: All

The muzzie/Marxist has set race relations back 30 years.


10 posted on 04/29/2009 9:42:45 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: Lou Budvis

The color of racism in America today is BLACK... It’s everywhere and getting worse everyday.


11 posted on 04/29/2009 9:44:06 AM PDT by Finop (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

So very true!!


12 posted on 04/29/2009 9:44:17 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: Ev Reeman

I sailed on small boats, I’ve seen the bottom side of more waves than most submariners, LOL


13 posted on 04/29/2009 9:45:43 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Yo-Yo

Yo, you realize that that “100% rating” among blacks you yapped about is really a “80% rating”? Yet you take a fake for a fact and run with it. Yowsa, yo-yo! You are yanking our chains.

Plus that racial rating really is obviously based only on Obama’s orgins, yo-yo! Not on his performance of character, on his RACE. That’s why we will introduce that it is important ingredient to factor fully in polling punditry.


14 posted on 04/29/2009 9:45:49 AM PDT by bvw
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To: MeanWestTexan

No, no, only whites can be racist! Everybody should be loving him, and it’s only the racist whites who don’t.


15 posted on 04/29/2009 9:45:52 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I suspect that many African Americans don’t care about anything other than that Obama is black. It is a dangerous situation.

No, the situation is even more dangerous than that. They care about his race AND they expect him to use his power to deliver handouts (for example the mortgage bailout) funded by taxes they do not pay for the most part.

16 posted on 04/29/2009 9:51:10 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: Yo-Yo
If the man gets a 65% approval rating, including a 100% approval rating from 15% of the population, he still has a 65% approval rating.

Correct.
But then I still haven't forgotten the sky high high percentage of African Americans who strongly backed OJ Simpson after he'd murdered Nicole and another guy in cold blood.
The message is clear: Africans Americans will back the devil himself..so far as the devil is black. Nothing else counts as far as these people are concerned.

Unless the Washington Examiner is implying that African-Americans don't count towards Americans overall. “

He implied nothing of the sort in the article. You put it there all by yourself.

17 posted on 04/29/2009 9:54:52 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

What makes black folks and other minorities think Obummer and his liberal flunkie zombie sheep are ACTUALLY HELPING THEM. They’re not! They’re just bringing the rest of us down to their already gutter level which is where we will all be living very soon. We’ll all be homeless and looking for stuff in garbage dumpsters and begging for handouts on the street.


18 posted on 04/29/2009 10:10:52 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: MeanWestTexan

Now, now, only a “racist” would think like that! (sarc)


19 posted on 04/29/2009 10:21:20 AM PDT by glide625
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To: SmokingJoe
"Unless the Washington Examiner is implying that African-Americans don't count towards Americans overall."

He implied nothing of the sort in the article. You put it there all by yourself.

I'm just trying to understand what the phrase "appear a bit more popular overall than they actually are" means. Maybe you can explain it better?

If an issue is 50-50 among whites, and 90-10 among blacks, does the 90% black figure make the issue "appear a bit more popular overall" than it actually is?

No, I injected nothing.

And yes, I agree with your backing the devil statement. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Kwame Kirpactrick, and Marion Berry among others, all prove you correct.

20 posted on 04/29/2009 11:41:56 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Lou Budvis

i wonder if we will ever get a 90% white voting gop one day, the same way we have 90% black voting dem


21 posted on 11/29/2009 5:06:45 AM PST by 4rcane
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