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Obama Is Fast Losing White Voters' Support
LATimes ^ | September 06, 2009

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, Obama’s 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.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; bho44; bo; bs; commie; damncommie; obama; third100days; whitevote; whitevoterssupport
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1 posted on 09/06/2009 11:29:28 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

White voters are a “crucial bloc”? Who knew?


2 posted on 09/06/2009 11:31:02 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (No health care reform without TORT reform!)
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To: Steelfish

I was unaware that 0bama ever had the support of white voters.


3 posted on 09/06/2009 11:32:33 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: Steelfish

If Bummer actually gets Bummercare by Congress, their collective ratings will go from “dislike” to “loathe.”


4 posted on 09/06/2009 11:32:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Proud Sarah-Bot.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


5 posted on 09/06/2009 11:32:48 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Steelfish

Colin Powell (General, Finger to Wind Class ) been pretty quiet lately.


6 posted on 09/06/2009 11:32:49 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: Question Liberal Authority

thought white voters were irrelevant.


7 posted on 09/06/2009 11:32:51 PM PDT by television is just wrong (one bad ass mistake America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Steelfish

How long before the racist card is played??? 3....2.....


8 posted on 09/06/2009 11:33:17 PM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

In other news, Hispanics, who were heavily tilted to Obama, are now split down the middle.


9 posted on 09/06/2009 11:33:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Proud Sarah-Bot.)
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To: Steelfish
He's losing votes across the board. The msm spin is ‘racist’.
10 posted on 09/06/2009 11:33:47 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Steelfish; All
"Obama Is Fast Losing White Voters' Support"


11 posted on 09/06/2009 11:33:52 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Steelfish

Racist comment, I know, but I think he is losing support of those who actually pay taxes.


12 posted on 09/06/2009 11:34:01 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: Steelfish
Obama's ratings seem likely to rise again if he wins passage of healthcare legislation this fall

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...

13 posted on 09/06/2009 11:34:24 PM PDT by sourcery (Obama Lied. The Constitution Died!)
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To: counterpunch

According to Gallup, white single, unmarried, divorced, separated, or widowed women, voted “overwhelmingly” for 0!


14 posted on 09/06/2009 11:34:28 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
The Math is very simple regarding the White vote. If Obama lost 60% and more of the white vote then he would have lost the Presidency, he only lost 55% of the white vote in 2008 and hence he won. The same will apply in 2012, if he loses 60% or more of the white vote in 2012 then he will lose re-election.
15 posted on 09/06/2009 11:35:19 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: allmost

“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%.


16 posted on 09/06/2009 11:35:29 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: counterpunch

Jews, Volvo Metrosexual males, women who own chainsaws and drive Subaru’s, legions of government union minions, rent seeking billionaires.


17 posted on 09/06/2009 11:35:30 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: musicman

Any white voter who could read or had a brain never supported zerO from the beginning!


18 posted on 09/06/2009 11:36:10 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: counterpunch; Steelfish
I was unaware that 0bama ever had the support of white voters.

No DemocRAT presidential candidate has won a majority of the white vote since 1964.

19 posted on 09/06/2009 11:36:23 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) is so afraid of talking with his constituents?)
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To: DwFry; All
"Im still amazed how many white people voted for a man who attended an cracker hating church for 20 years."


20 posted on 09/06/2009 11:36:24 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Steelfish
"Once he gets the credit for passing healthcare reform, then he'll see the political benefit," Parker said.

Do they really believe this?

21 posted on 09/06/2009 11:36:26 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Steelfish
In another episode, some conservatives have criticized a White House dinner invitation issued to the lead lawyer in the American Civil Liberties Union lawsuits that have forced the government to disclose Bush-era interrogation techniques. The lawyer was invited to an event for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.
How fitting that 0bama would celebrate the terrorists winning with his co-conspirators on Ramadan.

 
22 posted on 09/06/2009 11:36:48 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: jveritas

0 won 66% of the 18-29 years old vote.


23 posted on 09/06/2009 11:37:26 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUrZltfJv5c


24 posted on 09/06/2009 11:37:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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25 posted on 09/06/2009 11:38:20 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sourcery
Anti cr*p-and-tax ads are now showing up at gas pumps in my area.

Our Energy Voice

How can someone commit suicide twice over? Well C&T looks like the way to it.

26 posted on 09/06/2009 11:38:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Proud Sarah-Bot.)
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To: Steelfish
"New surveys show steep declines in Obama's approval ratings among whites..."

What? This can't be true. All those white TV news anchors, commentators, and Hollywood movie stars worship the ground he hovers over.

27 posted on 09/06/2009 11:39:09 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: hsalaw

At this point any healthcare bill, even one that affirms the status quo will be spinned into “Change We Can Believe In” and give his ratings a boost.


28 posted on 09/06/2009 11:40:22 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: aquila48

He’s hurting among his bro’s. That has to leave a mark.


29 posted on 09/06/2009 11:40:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Proud Sarah-Bot.)
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To: Steelfish

bookmark


30 posted on 09/06/2009 11:40:37 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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Oh...it must be because the whites are all racits.

Let me say, I am a dark looking Indian (from India) and I always hated this Obama guy and he never had my support to even lose it.

I bet Latino support went up because of that lame Latina who was appointed to the SCOTUS. Oh, no! That is not racism.


31 posted on 09/06/2009 11:41:57 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: aquila48

Was going to say I’ve heard grumbling across the board, with blacks being some of the bitterest critics. Reality is setting in everywhere.


32 posted on 09/06/2009 11:42:09 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: allmost
He's losing votes across the board.

I haven't seen him lose one iota of support among blacks. The libs in my family still support him 100%. Haven't heard a single one of them express any doubt about Obama yet.

Pretty sad, eh?

33 posted on 09/06/2009 11:42:44 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DwFry
Im still amazed how many white people voted for a man who attended an cracker hating church for 20 years

They wouldn't have had the media not dropped the story so quickly.

As soon as Ozero said he was leaving the church the MSM said, "OK...let's move on" and it didn't have time to register on most people's radar screens.

That story would have been the end of his campaign IMO had it been properly aired.

34 posted on 09/06/2009 11:43:13 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Steelfish
I am really an unintelligent person. So, can someone please explain this paragraph please? How will passing something that people hate make his ratings rise again?

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.
35 posted on 09/06/2009 11:46:18 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: Windflier
No surprise. Libs aren't especially bright. And they rarely admit they're wrong.
36 posted on 09/06/2009 11:48:02 PM PDT by Rocko (Alinsky, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!)
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To: Steelfish

Or they could have said - Only black voters continue to cling to Obama.


37 posted on 09/06/2009 11:48:32 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Georgism is Capitalism's best, last hope)
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To: Leisler

The Democrat “base”: Atheists, abortion enthusiasts, condom-throwers, Hollywood drunks, gold-chained union thugs, welfare grandmothers, Boy Scout-hating lesbians, hand-wringing college professors, parasites, losers, and goofballs.

It’s extremely disheartening to think that there were enough of the above voters to elect an empty suit who has never accomplished anything of note in his entire life aside from advancing his own political ambitions.


38 posted on 09/06/2009 11:48:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: counterpunch

My dad was flipping channels during a commercial and stopped on BET (by accident I think). Anyway... he told me that there was a black comedian on, shouting to the black audience how they ‘should all stand and applaud the whiteys because they were the ones who gave us Obama’.

He quickly switched back, preferring the commercials.


39 posted on 09/06/2009 11:48:54 PM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: DwFry
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.

Ya think? How can any American vote for anyone who has zero respect for the American Flag? I guess you missed this one.

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40 posted on 09/06/2009 11:51:18 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: indianrightwinger

A legislative defeat of any agenda casts a pall over ability to govern. At this point any healthcare bill, even one that affirms the status quo, will be spinned into “Change We Can Believe In” and give his ratings a boost.


41 posted on 09/06/2009 11:51:20 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: pnut22
Racist comment, I know, but I think he is losing support of those who actually pay taxes.

Believe me, most black folks pay taxes, but they're too emotionally invested in Obama to think straight about him.

Some, like myself, had Obama's number from the get-go, but hey, I'm a conservative. I knew the guy was a Marxist phony all along.

Privately, I think that a lot of blacks are horrified at what's transpiring under his lead. There are many who still hold faith with the Democrat party, but haven't yet been turned into radical leftists. Those people are probably quietly wondering what the hell is wrong with him, and why on earth is he making such terrible moves.

42 posted on 09/06/2009 11:51:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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I think that this thread finally signals that it's time that I revealed to FreeRepublic that I am a white male voter and I do not support Barack Obama.

I am relieved that this is finally off my chest.

43 posted on 09/06/2009 11:53:59 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: aquila48
That’s true - even black support is in the 70s% down from the mid 90%.

Really? Where'd you see that, may I ask?

I'd like to know, because that's a very hopeful stat.

44 posted on 09/06/2009 11:54:05 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Steelfish

White Punks on Hope finally coming down?


45 posted on 09/06/2009 11:54:26 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: Cobra64

I have heard it being said that this pic was “inauthentic” Is there any validity to this allegation?


46 posted on 09/06/2009 11:55:37 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: musicman
Photobucket

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47 posted on 09/06/2009 11:57:00 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: HerrBlucher

Out here in the Golden State we still have white women in particular with their 0bama bumper stickers.


48 posted on 09/06/2009 11:57:17 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Trod Upon; HiTech RedNeck

“Was going to say I’ve heard grumbling across the board, with blacks being some of the bitterest critics. Reality is setting in everywhere.”

He’s caught between a rock and a hard place. I don’t think he’ll be able to pass anything of substance. He’s lost too much of the middle, and if he tries to appease the middle, his progressive (aka - communist) wing will bolt.

Hopefully he’ll pull (delay) the health bill, but then it’ll be crucial that we stop the cap & tax. That is a monstrosity that’s at least as bad if not worse. If we just manage to delay any major legislature into early next year when our reps start seriously thinking about the elections, then I think we’ll have stopped them for good.

Else, we have to do such a thorough housecleaning in November 2010 so as to repair the damage they did.


49 posted on 09/06/2009 11:58:56 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: hsalaw
Do they really believe this?

You have no idea how the media and government are going to cover its passage do you? It will be bigger news than the second coming of Jesus. It will be a celebration of everything that is Obama for months on end.

50 posted on 09/06/2009 11:59:23 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com ............. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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