Skip to comments.Obama Is Fast Losing White Voters' Support
Posted on 09/06/2009 11:29:28 PM PDT by Steelfish
Obama Is Fast Losing White Voters' Support
His approval ratings with the crucial bloc have plunged since April. Strategists say the healthcare debate is largely to blame, but that's not the only reason.
The Obama family returns from Camp David. It's unclear whether President Obama's ratings slip is based on policy or personal issues. (Ron Sachs / Pool Photo / September 6)
Graphic: Poll results
By Peter Wallsten September 7, 2009
Reporting from Washington - After a summer of healthcare battles and sliding approval ratings for President Obama, the White House is facing a troubling new trend: The voters losing faith in the president are the ones he had worked hardest to attract.
New surveys show steep declines in Obama's approval ratings among whites -- including Democrats and independents -- who were crucial elements of the diverse coalition that helped elect the country's first black president.
Among white Democrats, Obamas job approval rating has dropped 11 points since his 100-days mark in April, according to surveys by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
It has dropped by 9 points among white independents and whites over 50, and by 12 points among white women -- all groups that will be targeted by both parties in next year's midterm elections.
"While Obama has a lock on African Americans, his support among white voters seems to be almost in a free fall," said veteran Republican pollster Neil Newhouse.
Strategists in both parties blame Obama's decline on growing discontent with his policy agenda, particularly after a month of often-rowdy debate over his proposed healthcare overhaul, in which some conservatives accused him of socialism. Obama's ratings seem likely to rise again if he wins passage of healthcare legislation this fall.
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White voters are a “crucial bloc”? Who knew?
I was unaware that 0bama ever had the support of white voters.
If Bummer actually gets Bummercare by Congress, their collective ratings will go from “dislike” to “loathe.”
Im still amazed how many white people voted for a man who attended an cracker hating church for 20 years.
I simply cannot understand the mind of someone like that.
Colin Powell (General, Finger to Wind Class ) been pretty quiet lately.
thought white voters were irrelevant.
How long before the racist card is played??? 3....2.....
In other news, Hispanics, who were heavily tilted to Obama, are now split down the middle.
Racist comment, I know, but I think he is losing support of those who actually pay taxes.
There's not much he could do to make his popularity fall harder, than to socialize the American medical system. The only other obvious thing he could try is cap and tax...
According to Gallup, white single, unmarried, divorced, separated, or widowed women, voted “overwhelmingly” for 0!
“He’s losing votes across the board. The msm spin is racist.”
That’s true - even black support is in the 70s% down from the mid 90%.
Jews, Volvo Metrosexual males, women who own chainsaws and drive Subaru’s, legions of government union minions, rent seeking billionaires.
Any white voter who could read or had a brain never supported zerO from the beginning!
No DemocRAT presidential candidate has won a majority of the white vote since 1964.
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