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Obama is fast losing white voters' support
Los Angeles Times ^

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, 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.

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


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I think this proves once and for all that white people in America are racist. /sarc
1 posted on 09/07/2009 11:34:41 AM PDT by steven33442
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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.


2 posted on 09/07/2009 11:36:39 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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I think this proves once and for all that white people in America are racist. /sarc

And that enough of them were stupid last November.

3 posted on 09/07/2009 11:37:03 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: steven33442

There’s that old race card again. I thought Obama had “united” this country and the world. I guess I was wrong.


4 posted on 09/07/2009 11:37:30 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare! When "natural causes" just isn't good enough!)
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To: Ballygrl

Yes, black support of Obama has gone down from 98 percent way down to 97 percent.


5 posted on 09/07/2009 11:37:40 AM PDT by steven33442
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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.

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.

6 posted on 09/07/2009 11:38:38 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: steven33442

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.


7 posted on 09/07/2009 11:40:23 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: steven33442

It proves that the L A Times is racist.


8 posted on 09/07/2009 11:40:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: steven33442

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.


9 posted on 09/07/2009 11:41:31 AM PDT by winodog
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I saw a white guy in a WHITE car today. This proves that all white people are rascist!


10 posted on 09/07/2009 11:41:55 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: steven33442

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.


11 posted on 09/07/2009 11:41:56 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: steven33442

“Losing”?

I think they mean has lost. Or in the case of myself and many friends, never had.


12 posted on 09/07/2009 11:42:08 AM PDT by garyhope ( It's world war IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islamofascism.)
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To: steven33442
Pew Research Center for the People and the Pres

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.

13 posted on 09/07/2009 11:42:39 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: steven33442
Zero has let it be known in more ways than one how he feels about white people;

I am white.

Therefore, I take offense to his comments about whites and his race-pandering.

Therefore, I don't support him.

Now, change all the instances of "white" to "black" and tell me how a black person would feel about it?

I'm not going to throw my own race under the bus to support a black man who has already thrown my race under the bus.
14 posted on 09/07/2009 11:42:40 AM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity we receive....INCUMBENTS OUT!!!)
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I think this proves once and for all that white people in America are racist. /sarc

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.

15 posted on 09/07/2009 11:42:40 AM PDT by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations: Pornography, Homosexuality, Abortion)
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To: steven33442

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.


16 posted on 09/07/2009 11:43:27 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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I saw a white guy in a WHITE car today. This proves that all white people are rascist!

I'm a white guy who drives a BLACK car! That proves I am racist!

17 posted on 09/07/2009 11:43:45 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: winodog

Our founding faters said in order to vote you needed to be an educated land owning white male for a reason.

correction


18 posted on 09/07/2009 11:43:54 AM PDT by winodog
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To: steven33442

Absolutely not! It went down to 74%. Yes it’s still high, but to drop 11 points is a big drop.


19 posted on 09/07/2009 11:44:33 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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So it’s not just whites.

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.

20 posted on 09/07/2009 11:44:38 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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I think this proves once and for all that white people in America are racist. /sarc

I know I am.

What is your favorite flavor?

NASCAR, drag racing, Indy 500, or Formula 1?

My favorite is the Reno Nevada races. ; )

21 posted on 09/07/2009 11:45:28 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: steven33442

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.


22 posted on 09/07/2009 11:45:36 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: steven33442
I suspect that those whites who voted for Obama and have since turned against him are those who lost either their jobs or their houses or both. They went with what was trendy and hip and showed themselves to be socially conscious and not racist, but those who follow fads are the first to bail out when it's no longer stylish.

Which, if you'll pardon the double negative, doesn't mean he won't be reelected.

23 posted on 09/07/2009 11:45:39 AM PDT by Batrachian
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I'm a white guy who drives a BLACK car! That proves I am racist!

It got out of hand when white wall tires no longer were popular.

24 posted on 09/07/2009 11:47:19 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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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.


25 posted on 09/07/2009 11:47:24 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: steven33442

Yes, his disapproval numbers have increased 50%

From 2% to 3%


26 posted on 09/07/2009 11:47:28 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“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.


27 posted on 09/07/2009 11:47:49 AM PDT by VRWCRick
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The article has a point. After all, the list of Stuff White People Like doesn't include Obama.





28 posted on 09/07/2009 11:47:59 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (Now with ConstructionCam! Click on my name and follow the progress.)
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To: Ballygrl

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.


29 posted on 09/07/2009 11:48:03 AM PDT by rep-always
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..apparently collective white guilt has a shelf life...


30 posted on 09/07/2009 11:48:50 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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I’m a white chick who drives a dark blue car! That proves I’m an evil conservative!


31 posted on 09/07/2009 11:49:18 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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"I saw a white guy in a WHITE car today. This proves that all white people are rascist!"

Yup, and you're a racist for noticing that.

32 posted on 09/07/2009 11:49:43 AM PDT by blam
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To: steven33442

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2333769/posts


33 posted on 09/07/2009 11:50:10 AM PDT by Steelfish
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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.


34 posted on 09/07/2009 11:50:33 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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"While Obama has a lock on African Americans,...

And just why is this? Could it be ...racism?

35 posted on 09/07/2009 11:50:34 AM PDT by Clink (The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.)
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He never had it...55% of whites voted for Palin and the jerk.


36 posted on 09/07/2009 11:53:51 AM PDT by wardaddy (Bro has stumbled mightily but the media will rebuild him....)
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To: rep-always

I heard recently, that Obamas near perfect support by Black voters had eroded from the high nineties(?) down to the mid seventies...


37 posted on 09/07/2009 11:54:30 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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These controversies have followed conspiracy theories that the president was born overseas and is ineligible to hold office, and that his true religion is Islam -- false rumors that some Democrats worry could be affecting the public's view of the president and his party.

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?

</sarcasm>

38 posted on 09/07/2009 11:56:52 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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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.


39 posted on 09/07/2009 11:57:12 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Batrachian

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.


40 posted on 09/07/2009 11:57:16 AM PDT by steven33442
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To: TruthFactor

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.


41 posted on 09/07/2009 11:58:03 AM PDT by American Silver Eagle
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To: DGHoodini

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.


42 posted on 09/07/2009 11:58:21 AM PDT by rep-always
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You can tell we've won the debate because the only thing the Left has left is a gratuitous race card.
43 posted on 09/07/2009 11:59:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: American Silver Eagle

That is exactly my reasoning in post 29.


44 posted on 09/07/2009 11:59:14 AM PDT by rep-always
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To: southernnorthcarolina

I prefer this site. Way funnier.

http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/


45 posted on 09/07/2009 12:00:04 PM PDT by American Silver Eagle
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Re: I’m a white guy who drives a BLACK car! That proves I am racist!

Actually. that proves you are an Oreo


46 posted on 09/07/2009 12:02:03 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: American Silver Eagle

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.


47 posted on 09/07/2009 12:03:10 PM PDT by steven33442
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To: steven33442

Well, this is encouraging news.


48 posted on 09/07/2009 12:04:32 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: VRWCRick

Great point! And you’re right.


49 posted on 09/07/2009 12:06:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare! When "natural causes" just isn't good enough!)
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To: steven33442

Oh, please.

Obama is losing the support of voters.

The majority of voters in America happen to be white.

So what.


50 posted on 09/07/2009 12:07:04 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a Communist to your Administration?)
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