Skip to comments.Obama is fast losing white voters' support
Posted on 09/07/2009 11:34:41 AM PDT by steven33442
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.
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I forget which poll it was, maybe Zogby? but Obama lost 11% support in the black community too, and lost support in the hispanic community too. So it’s not just whites.
And that enough of them were stupid last November.
There’s that old race card again. I thought Obama had “united” this country and the world. I guess I was wrong.
Yes, black support of Obama has gone down from 98 percent way down to 97 percent.
Us white folk are doubly bad racists to be mean enough to egg on our first black president only to turn on him and give full support to his white side only.
I wonder how much of this is due to people watching videos of Van Jones shooting off his mouth? Its pretty clear that Obama knew exactly what this guy was and still appointed him. Just like he knew what Rev. Wright was and still attended his church.
It proves that the L A Times is racist.
I think it proves that most people are like the double minded man. They have more trouble then possible with critical thinking and reasoning. They did not learn anything about basic history let alone the Constitution and exactly what makes it so great. The have zero notion of the Rule of Law and why three simple words can have profound effect on cultures, nations, civilization.
They really do get there news from Katie and the other two arms of the fedgov media guide. Our founding faters said you needed to be an educated land owning white male for a reason.
I saw a white guy in a WHITE car today. This proves that all white people are rascist!
Look at the “hate whitey” types he has successfully and unsuccessfully tried to put into his shadow administration and the complete hate-whitey racist he put into SCOTUS.
I think they mean has lost. Or in the case of myself and many friends, never had.
This is really bad news. If even this left of center propaganda outlet is showing these numbers, the real numbers are probably much worse for the 0 regime.
Your sarcasm is spot on. The reason Obami "has a lock" on the black vote is because they are voting for him primarily because of his race. And that is the very definition of racism.
Some pundit, I believe Jonah Goldberg, described American blacks as the Palestinians of the Western Hemisphere. How utterly true. I do realize there are exceptions among the blacks, but to a large part they can be ignored by both parties because of their staunch support of Democrats and liberal policies. Classic DUmmies.
I'm a white guy who drives a BLACK car! That proves I am racist!
Our founding faters said in order to vote you needed to be an educated land owning white male for a reason.
Absolutely not! It went down to 74%. Yes it’s still high, but to drop 11 points is a big drop.
Yet the LA Times needs to put some kind of angle on it beyond Obama just sinking in the polls--so why not inject the suggestion of whites being racist? Such always pleases the idols they worship.
I know I am.
What is your favorite flavor?
NASCAR, drag racing, Indy 500, or Formula 1?
My favorite is the Reno Nevada races. ; )
What it proves is that Whites can recognize racism applied against them. Obama is very smooth, but others in his administration and other supporters are not. Rev. Wright is not the only example.
Which, if you'll pardon the double negative, doesn't mean he won't be reelected.
It got out of hand when white wall tires no longer were popular.
Naturally the whites who no longer look forward to the loss of their liberty are a bunch of racists. The blacks who still support him at a 95%+ rate...no racism there. Just ethnic understanding and compassion.
Yes, his disapproval numbers have increased 50%
From 2% to 3%
“I thought Obama had united this country and the world.”
I think if Obama succeeds in uniting anyone, it will be because they are united against Obama.
Yeah but for different reasons. The few blacks that are not happy with him is because as we heard Peggy Johnson say on tv during the campaign, “If I help him he is going to help me; I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage or my next tank of gas”.
OZero was supposed to get the “black folk” all the things that the white presidents had not given them. What the “black folk” didn’t know was that he was lying to their face. Idiots.
I’m a white chick who drives a dark blue car! That proves I’m an evil conservative!
Yup, and you're a racist for noticing that.
The Leftist plague rat liars of the LA times just *had* to call them “White” voters...Bigoted piggies!
They don’t dare tell the truth and admit that the voters they are losing are Dem moderates, and Independents by the pint.
I guess they are hoping to “shame” voters back into line, and into their votyting shackles...before the Dims loses consciousness from the losses.
And just why is this? Could it be ...racism?
He never had it...55% of whites voted for Palin and the jerk.
I heard recently, that Obamas near perfect support by Black voters had eroded from the high nineties(?) down to the mid seventies...
Wow, I feel sorry for the guy. He's gotta provide a birth certificate and step inside a church every Sunday to squelch these rumors.
Are we starting to ask too much of our leaders nowadays?
Where is the little AA kid screaming “that’s racist!”?
What were white people and many African Americans thinking? Rev Manning had this guy pegged but no one in the AA community listened.
I have said all along that the people who voted Democrat were not so much voting for Barack Obama, but voting against George W. Bush, and his brand of “compassionate conservatism” and general incompetence.
Blacks did not vote overwhelmingly for Obama because of his race. They voted overwhelmingly for Obama because they know Obama will pander to them more than McCain. When Republicans run black candidates blacks do not vote for them. They vote for the white democrat who’ll give them more “free” stuff.
If their support has eroded it is because of the failure of Zero to redistribute the wealth to the blacks as quickly as they thought he would do it.
That is exactly my reasoning in post 29.
I prefer this site. Way funnier.
Re: I’m a white guy who drives a BLACK car! That proves I am racist!
Actually. that proves you are an Oreo
Honestly, why should blacks vote Republican?
Democrats strongly support preferential hiring and racial quotas for blacks. How else would Michelle Obama get into Yale?
Republicans can’t give blacks that . .so of course they vote Democrat . . and always will.
Well, this is encouraging news.
Great point! And you’re right.
Obama is losing the support of voters.
The majority of voters in America happen to be white.