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Barack Obama's support falls among white voters
Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 2, 2009 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 08/02/2009 11:40:11 AM PDT by Schnucki

US President Barack Obama's support among white voters has plummeted, imperilling his ambitious political agenda.

His support among white voters fell to below 50 per cent for the first time in his presidency following his accusation the police "acted stupidly" in arresting a black Harvard professor,

A Pew research poll found that 53 per cent of white voters approved of Mr Obama's job performance before his prime-time intervention in the furore over whether Sergeant Joseph Crowley, a white officer, was right to arrest Henry Louis Gates Jr, a black studies professor.

This dropped to 46 per cent in just two days as many white supporters reacted with dismay to Mr Obama's statement, which he tried to rectify by arranging a "beer summit" at the White House in which he and Vice President Joe Biden sipped their chosen brews in the Rose Garden under the gaze of the media.

Mr Obama's overall popularity remains just over 50 per cent but his failure to secure a health care bill before the August congressional recess, partly attributable to the distraction caused by the race debate, could be an ominous portent.

Andrew Kohut, head of the Pew Research Centre, said that Mr Obama needed a legislative victory or a change in the economic downturn for his political fortunes to improve. "They need to give people some sense of success. If the economy begins to improve, that will help enormously."

The success of Mr Obama's presidential campaign was based on his ability to win an overwhelming proportion of black voters while at the same time securing broad support among white voters, many of whom were attracted by the Illinois senator's appeal to a post-racial future.

White voters also acted on what they saw as their economic self-interest with the so-called Reagan Democrats - blue-collar industrial

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; beersummit; bho44; blacksupremacy; mrskippy; obama; racepimping; third100days; whitevote

1 posted on 08/02/2009 11:40:11 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

2 posted on 08/02/2009 11:41:38 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Schnucki
If one throws a cat into the swimming pool enough times, it's likely to squirm the next time it's picked up. Same thing is happening here.
3 posted on 08/02/2009 11:43:25 AM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Schnucki

What you talkin’ about, Willis?


4 posted on 08/02/2009 11:44:02 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Schnucki
No mention of hispanic or african-american voters waking up. No mention of them period.
5 posted on 08/02/2009 11:44:25 AM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost

How bout them Jews?


6 posted on 08/02/2009 11:49:15 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Schnucki

Dey’s racis.


7 posted on 08/02/2009 11:50:56 AM PDT by Spirochete (Texas is an anagram for Taxes)
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To: Joe Boucher

They will will be housed accordingly with this administration I’m sure.


8 posted on 08/02/2009 11:51:04 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Schnucki
Gee, I wonder why?

What I really wonder is why he ever had support among any voters (outside of the freeloaders that make up the base of the democrat party) regardless of race.

9 posted on 08/02/2009 11:51:15 AM PDT by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success.)
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To: Schnucki

Honkeys!


10 posted on 08/02/2009 11:53:24 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Schnucki

People take a dim view of someone who wants to murder them.

But, as dictators go; they have no friends; so his little plan is going to include everyone.


11 posted on 08/02/2009 11:58:16 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Schnucki

Duh. Well, they got what they asked for didn’t they?


12 posted on 08/02/2009 12:01:17 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Schnucki

White people are waking up to the reality that BO Plenty’s agenda to eliminate white people is coming to fruition at an accerating pace. Whites have everything to lose, from their jobs and the merit concept of getting hired and promoted.

Seniors will soon realize that BO is looting Medicare and Social Security payroll to shorten the financial life of these two programs.

Next comes deliberate Marxist policies to kill newly born infants and chronically ill elders not thought to be worthy of living due to their medical problems to save money.

Pol Pot singled out anyone wearing glasses for the killing fields because if you had glasses you were capable of reading, and therefore you were capable of thinking. Any white people who can read and think is a real danger to BO Plenty and his entire Marxist administration. He needs to have vocal white people exterminated to pave the way for his utopian vision of totally transforming our republic into his petetual dictatorship.


13 posted on 08/02/2009 12:07:17 PM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: Schnucki

I guess we can expect another czar appointment. The “Improvin my image among the racist whitey’s” czar.


14 posted on 08/02/2009 12:08:26 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Liberals are nothing more than drooling buffoons. Spread the word.)
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To: Schnucki

Wake me up when white support drops to 30%.


15 posted on 08/02/2009 12:08:59 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

The polls never reflect illegals or dead people.
Those groups are still steadfast for Baraq.


16 posted on 08/02/2009 12:11:17 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Schnucki

Here’s hoping they are over their “white guilt” enough NOT to vote for him a second time!


17 posted on 08/02/2009 12:14:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Schnucki

The problem is not necessarily the Gates fiasco. No matter what Obama says or does, his support among black voters will stay up near 100%. So there’s no point in measuring the reaction of those voters to any specific activity on his part. I suspect Hispanic voters are somewhat likely to follow suit. So the ONLY significant group of voters likely to fluctuate in their reaction to Obama are whites. Even if they are in fact responding negatively to his policy proposals, their reaction can then be blamed on race issues.


18 posted on 08/02/2009 12:17:23 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Schnucki

Who would have thought that all those enlightened white Obama voters were racists all along? As we all know, racism is the only possible explanation for opposing Obama.


19 posted on 08/02/2009 12:24:43 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Schnucki
Look for Rush to have a field day with and other “truthful” UK analysis of “emperor obama the 1st”
20 posted on 08/02/2009 12:39:59 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: pabianice

21 posted on 08/02/2009 12:41:11 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: mohresearcher
“...from their jobs and the merit concept of getting hired and promoted.”

Merit? In PC ‘affirmative action’ America? Dead long before the coming of Obozo. In fact it is the single reason Obozo is president today.

22 posted on 08/02/2009 12:45:08 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Schnucki
Sometimes I really do wonder at the stupidity of the electorate in this country. Of all the things that Chairman BO is doing to destroy this nation's economy and his blatant plans to establish a fascist government, the “stupidly” comment is the least significant. What it does tell me is that these voters voted solely upon “likability,” and not issues or policies. The election was nothing but a beauty pageant as far as they were concerned. I would to God that people were required to take a test before they voted and pay a poll tax. Ignorant people should not be allowed to vote.
23 posted on 08/02/2009 12:45:58 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Schnucki

I suppose that no mention of support falling among black voters means that it has not?


24 posted on 08/02/2009 12:49:26 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Schnucki

Guilty White (actually beige to slightly pink — melanopenic) people who’ve looked at their own Day-Timers, then at those of their ancestors, to see that they have not in fact ever owned slaves.

Guilty White people who might just agree that reparations might justifiably take the form of granting each non-white resident of the United States six million dollars.

In Confederate currency.

Or maybe, just maybe, people who’ve come to their senses and are just now realizing that putting Chicago’s Marxist thugs in power is just a mistake — no matter the color of the figurehead.


25 posted on 08/02/2009 1:07:48 PM PDT by jimcarroll
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>"Guilty White people who might just agree that reparations might justifiably take the form of granting each non-white resident of the United States six million dollars.

In Confederate currency.

At the rate 0b0z0s printing, CSA script will be just as valid as the current greenback.

26 posted on 08/02/2009 2:07:51 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: Schnucki

I don’t know what the exact percentage was, but I’m sure Obama got less than 50% of the votes of whites who voted last November. No Democrat since FDR has gotten over 50% of the white vote except for LBJ in 1964, if I’m not mistaken.


27 posted on 08/02/2009 2:24:55 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Schnucki
Mr Obama's overall popularity remains just over 50 per cent but his failure to secure a health care bill before the August congressional recess, partly attributable to the distraction caused by the race debate, could be an ominous portent.

Article has a false-premise built right in to explain away Barack Hussein Obama's plummeting numbers.

It's not Obama's failure to "secure" a health bill. The problem is what Obama WANTS in the "health bill" that has American's scared sh*tless, and as a result are rejecting Obama's "health bill" and Obama himself.

28 posted on 08/02/2009 2:31:10 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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29 posted on 08/02/2009 2:32:55 PM PDT by Drew68
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