Skip to comments.Barack Obama's support falls among white voters
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
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Merit? In PC ‘affirmative action’ America? Dead long before the coming of Obozo. In fact it is the single reason Obozo is president today.
I suppose that no mention of support falling among black voters means that it has not?
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.
In Confederate currency.
At the rate 0b0z0s printing, CSA script will be just as valid as the current greenback.
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.
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.