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Poll: Obama still very popular among African-Americans, but 'thrill is gone'
Chicken Noodle News (CNN) ^ | December 29, 2009

Posted on 12/29/2009 2:12:15 PM PST by Zakeet

African-Americans are extremely supportive of President Obama, but their enthusiasm appears to have dramatically dropped from earlier this year, according to a new national poll.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey, released Tuesday, also indicates that Obama's presidency appears to have made blacks more optimistic about race relations, but less than one in five believe the new president has ushered in a new era of race relations in the country.

More than nine in 10 blacks questioned in the poll approve of the job Obama's doing in the White House, far higher than 42 percent of whites who approve of his performance as president.

But when asked how they personally feel about Obama's presidency, only 42 percent of black respondents say they're thrilled, with nearly half of those questioned saying they are happy but not thrilled.

The 42 percent who are thrilled is down from 61 percent in January, when Obama was inaugurated.

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[CNN Polling Director Keating Holland] added, "Not surprisingly, whites are less supportive of Obama, although for a notable number of whites, their negative view of the president is due to the perception that he's not been liberal enough."

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted December 16-20, with 1,160 adult Americans, including 259 African-Americans and 786 whites, questioned by telephone.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; bho44; blacks; blackvote; fourth100days; obama; opinion; poll
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If it's any consolation, the Big Obozo still gives me a thrill down my leg.

1 posted on 12/29/2009 2:12:16 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Still waiting for their free stuff and the jobs in which they do not have to actually work.


2 posted on 12/29/2009 2:14:52 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Zakeet

He’s the Michael Jackson of Politics...Blind adoration!!


3 posted on 12/29/2009 2:15:10 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Zakeet

Mark Steyn (filling in for Rush) asked, “Where are all the Obama bumper stickers?”


4 posted on 12/29/2009 2:15:22 PM PST by Does so (ObamaCare...I pay for medical-marijuana claims by millions of Americans?)
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To: Zakeet
" . . . although for a notable number of whites, their negative view of the president is due to the perception that he's not been liberal enough."

HAAAhhhahahhahahhaaa

5 posted on 12/29/2009 2:15:51 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zakeet
Obama's presidency appears to have made blacks more optimistic about race relations

and

More than nine in 10 blacks questioned in the poll approve of the job Obama's doing in the White House, far higher than 42 percent of whites who approve of his performance as president.

Is all that needs to be said about how I fell about race relations at this point

6 posted on 12/29/2009 2:15:51 PM PST by clamper1797 (Would you hold my hand ... If I saw you in heaven ... to my angel in heaven)
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To: Zakeet

It’s like Milli Vanilli. Once everyone knew it was a scam, it seemed like a joke to say you ever liked ‘em.


7 posted on 12/29/2009 2:15:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: Zakeet

>> 259 African-Americans and 786 whites

Wouldn’t it make sense to say Blacks or European-Americans? At least Whites instead of whites.


8 posted on 12/29/2009 2:16:16 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Zakeet

Has any pollster ever asked people if they were “thrilled” about a president before? Brand new for me.


9 posted on 12/29/2009 2:17:56 PM PST by DManA
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To: Zakeet

The only tingle down my leg is the “flight response” urge to up sticks and get the heck outta here before O Bummer turns the U.S. into a larger version of Zimbabwe.


10 posted on 12/29/2009 2:17:59 PM PST by ssaftler (Elfaba-ma: The Wicked Warlock of the West)
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To: Does so

All over my neck of the woods.


11 posted on 12/29/2009 2:18:01 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Zakeet

Our first Affirmative Action President is the sad culmination of an era of feelings, instead of reason. We will pay the price for this folly for a long, long time.


12 posted on 12/29/2009 2:18:18 PM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Zakeet
African-Americans are still big fans of the first black president in U.S. history,

Blacks are thrilled of the first black president, not specifically of Mr Hussein Obama. Mr Hussein O just happens to fill that role. I wonder what blacks would have thought of a President Keyes or a President Thomas... or heck, even a President Snerdly.

13 posted on 12/29/2009 2:18:18 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Zakeet

...Aren’t these the same people that swear that OJ didn’t do it?


14 posted on 12/29/2009 2:18:31 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Zakeet

I wonder when they will finally realize that the two places Obama has directed federal funding for abortions are Washington, DC (90% African-American) and Africa (100% African). Margaret Sanger would be thrilled at this kind of racial genocide.


15 posted on 12/29/2009 2:18:49 PM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Zakeet
"Obama still very popular among African-Americans"
16 posted on 12/29/2009 2:19:07 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Zakeet

“””African-Americans are extremely supportive of President Obama””””

Which pundit will be first to call out blacks for this racism? If it said that whites were extremely supportive of a white president, there would be an expose on the remaining racism in this country.

FWIW: they are black, not African-American. Very few blacks were actually born in Africa. They are black Americans just like I am white American. They don’t call me German-American just because my ancestors came here from Germany 200 years ago.


17 posted on 12/29/2009 2:19:25 PM PST by envisio (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Zakeet

I’m just curious.

In light of all that he has done so far, Porkulus, eternal unemployment benefits, guaranteed obamacare, cash for clunkers, etc... just what exactly are blacks expecting from him?


18 posted on 12/29/2009 2:19:57 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: libh8er

Exactly. This too shall pass.


19 posted on 12/29/2009 2:20:22 PM PST by ksm1
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To: Gene Eric

I think they’d be more accurate using the terms “Negroids” and “Caucasians”.


20 posted on 12/29/2009 2:20:41 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Zakeet

This says it all. As long as the gravy-train is running.

The Obama Stash of Stimulus Cash — Dolla Dolla Bills, Y’all!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19v5Kjmc8FI


21 posted on 12/29/2009 2:21:58 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Zakeet
African-Americans are extremely supportive of President Obama

Are they talking about Charlize Theron? She is a REAL African-American..... and she's white as snow.
22 posted on 12/29/2009 2:22:41 PM PST by envisio (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Does so

RE: “Mark Steyn (filling in for Rush) asked, “Where are all the Obama bumper stickers?”

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The stickers are still on MANY vehicles in Los Angeles. I see them everywhere I go, and especially in my little leftist ‘burb’ just a few miles beyond the media districts of Burbank, Universal City and Studio City.


23 posted on 12/29/2009 2:23:01 PM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: Zakeet

m f-er isn’t paying my lectric bill.


24 posted on 12/29/2009 2:23:46 PM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go.)
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To: Zakeet

LOL......and this surprises who? They continue to vote for the biggest losers . . Jackson-Lee, Waters, Conyers, Cleaver. You get what you vote for.


25 posted on 12/29/2009 2:24:08 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Zakeet
If there was a video of Obama robbing a Walmart wearing a chicken suit, they would still support him.

They have shot their wad, though. They'll never vote in the numbers they voted in ‘08. Never.

26 posted on 12/29/2009 2:24:08 PM PST by ryan71 (TERM LIMITS)
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To: Zakeet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqAuuIDU2sw


27 posted on 12/29/2009 2:25:52 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: Does so
“Where are all the Obama bumper stickers?”

I don't see many at all. Contrast that with the Kerry bumper stickers which I saw all over for years.

28 posted on 12/29/2009 2:26:06 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: Zakeet

Race before country means the undie bomber will be allowed to slide

A Black prince from the old country can not be a terrorist.


29 posted on 12/29/2009 2:27:05 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: Does so
"Mark Steyn (filling in for Rush) asked, “Where are all the Obama bumper stickers?”"

They all move to my neighborhood in Sacramento. I'm convinced it's 75% SEIU, CA state workers. They also have yard signs: "Union Worker and Proud of it: SEIU".

It's an alternative universe. Really, really weird.

they think I'm a dangerous freak...just because I displayed a McCain/Palin sign last fall.

I'm certain they would vandalize my property if they didn't fear me so much.

30 posted on 12/29/2009 2:31:58 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Zakeet

As more and more African-Americans realize that Obamao is not only the first black president, but also the worst president in America’s history, they will regret ever getting duped by him. It’s sad.


31 posted on 12/29/2009 2:33:07 PM PST by pallis
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To: envisio
Charlize Theron? She is a REAL African-American..... and she's white as snow.

Just so people know who you are talking about:


32 posted on 12/29/2009 2:33:08 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Zakeet
All famous type blacks that visit Africa are damn happy to get back to America. Maybe all of the blacks who are waiting for ‘Obama Stash’ should be dumped into Nigeria for a couple of months to see if they have an attitude adjustment.
33 posted on 12/29/2009 2:33:28 PM PST by JPG (Al Gore, the several million degree man.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

34 posted on 12/29/2009 2:34:31 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Zakeet

Intensity of Obama support will be way down in 2012.


35 posted on 12/29/2009 2:37:05 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Zakeet

“Not surprisingly, whites are less supportive of Obama, although for a notable number of whites, their negative view of the president is due to the perception that he’s not been liberal enough.”

Geez. Can he be more liberal?


36 posted on 12/29/2009 2:37:22 PM PST by imskylark
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To: Mariner
I'm certain they would vandalize my property if they didn't fear me so much.

Well, you have to admit, the pillbox with machine gun on the front lawn does give one pause. ;)

37 posted on 12/29/2009 2:38:41 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Zakeet
1,160 adult Americans, including 259 African-Americans

Hmmm - that's 22 percent who are A-As.

The real percentage is closer to 13% I believe.

Wonder why they skewed the sampling so much, eh?

38 posted on 12/29/2009 2:38:57 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Zakeet

I thought it was up his leg.


39 posted on 12/29/2009 2:39:50 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (Diversity kills)
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To: Zakeet

The first place I check every morning is the Rasmussen Daily Presidential tracking poll - eagerly awaiting the day it falls past -20. I figure that in the next day or two the three day moving avg will make that happen after people turn thumbs down on his stonewalling of the ‘Heck of a job there Icompatono’ after the panty bomber did his stuff.


40 posted on 12/29/2009 2:44:21 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Does so

Mark Steyn (filling in for Rush) asked, “Where are all the Obama bumper stickers?”

In the Peoples Republik of Maryland. There are planty to go around. Ugh!!!


41 posted on 12/29/2009 2:45:37 PM PST by stevecmd
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To: anniegetyourgun

All over my neck of the woods.

Mine too, in Maryland


42 posted on 12/29/2009 2:46:47 PM PST by stevecmd
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To: Does so; anniegetyourgun

All over my area, too. If I see one more Obama sticker on a car with the “coexist” sticker, I’m going to hurl.


43 posted on 12/29/2009 2:47:47 PM PST by republicangel
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To: Zakeet

“African-Americans are extremely supportive of President Obama...”

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That shouldn’t be surprising. Most Blacks feel more comfortable in the company of other Blacks and the same is applicable to members of the white race or any other race — it’s a natural inborn phenomenon.

That’s why this whole idea of multiculturalism and forced diversity is something that will never fully work. It’s merely a nightmare dreamed up by the UN.


44 posted on 12/29/2009 2:50:26 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: Zakeet

and we have this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4GfRQSE-Ak


45 posted on 12/29/2009 2:53:19 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Zakeet

Pathetic lunacy!!


46 posted on 12/29/2009 2:54:22 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (Show them our respectable contempt!)
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To: libh8er

According to John Kerry, his wife is as well.


47 posted on 12/29/2009 2:54:55 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Does so
Mark Steyn (filling in for Rush) asked, “Where are all the Obama bumper stickers?”

I live in SF Bay area and I see plenty of Obama bumper stickers. This is an area filled to the brim with lunatics. They will keep their bumper stickers on even if everything goes to hell in a handcart. We could have 30% unemployment, 20% inflation, electrical blackouts and brownouts, fuel and food shortages, etc and a majority of voters in SF Bay area would blame it on Bush and the Republicans. Liberals will NEVER admit to being wrong no matter how bad things get. They have a mental disorder as the radio talk show host Michael Savage says.
48 posted on 12/29/2009 2:55:17 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Zakeet
Must be a Bell Curve, cultural thing. I believe I hear it echoing on the radio talk shows that take on all comers.
49 posted on 12/29/2009 2:57:40 PM PST by BilLies
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To: Zakeet

Of course they vote By Race not Issues.


50 posted on 12/29/2009 2:57:58 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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