Skip to comments.A Year After Honeymoon Ends, Whites, Men and Independents Desert Obama (Quinnipiac Poll bad news)
Posted on 07/21/2010 5:33:06 AM PDT by Zakeet
It was a year ago this month that President Barack Obama began losing voters. In the 12 months since, he has had legislative victories that appear especially in the case of health care to have cost him large amounts of both political capital and political support.
A comparison of the publics views of him then and now tells us a great deal about the shape of American politics and how difficult it is for any president, even one as politically gifted as Barack Obama, to surmount the nations deep political and ideological divisions.
On Election Day 2008, much was made of the increased turnout that Mr. Obama inspired among young voters and African-Americans, and to be sure that fattened his margin. But he won the White House because, the exit polling showed, he got 49% of men, 43% of whites and 52% of independents. Each of these three groups individually makes up a larger share of the electorate than blacks and young people combined.
In July 2009, President Obama had actually grown that support so that he was getting a thumbs-up job approval from 54% of men, 51% of whites and 52% of independents.
But today, the numbers for those three groups show just how far he has fallen. He gets a positive job approval from just 37% of whites, 38% of independents and 39% of men a roughly 30% drop in all three groups in his support.
All of which suggests the last year has convinced an awful lot of the folks who hadnt voted Democratic for president in some time before supporting President Obama to rethink their politics with an eye toward returning to their political roots.
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It's really bad for the Wee Wee when the libtards at Quinnipiac University say he is toast.
I stopped reading there.
It must have been a honeymoon,because we all got sc—w-d.
Dictators don’t care about approval ratings.
Honeymoon is over because he was cheating on them before it started. Cheating with communism while promising hope and change.
They got the change without hope.
Better late than never, I suppose. But a lot of damage has already been done.
This has been, and will continue to be, a VERY expensive lesson for the American people.
So if you lose your job, your health insurance, your retirement investments, or an American city to a terrorist attack . . . thank an independent!
and 52% of independents.......................... I really don’t buy into that. He may have gotten 52% of the ones that voted, but I believe a large percentage of Independents never left their homes to vote.
He’s all WU-WEIED up..............
Its over two years until the Presidential Election. Why the heck should he care.
Heck, if he’s the kamikaze I think he is, this is meaningless.
The Big Wu-Weied
is it too soon to start calling this the FUBU Presidency?
Obama is not toast.
Blacks will never, ever turn their backs on him.
All those squishy, self-loathing white liberals who are wavering will come back in droves when given a chance.
In November, Republicans will gain control of at least 1 chamber of Congress. With that shift in power will come more reasonable legislation, and less instability. That will equal modest gains in the economy.
The Republicans in control will also allow BHO and the State Controlled Media to attribute ALL problems to the Republicans.
Get ready for BHO part II.
The destruction of American exceptionalism by this regime is beyond mere 'politics'.
I question any heterosexual white male who voted for him.
A large percentage of Americans f any persuasion don’t vote in a specific election, period.
“even one as politically gifted as Barack Obama
I stopped reading there.”
The only political gift Mr. Skittles possesses is a knee pad suck up press. I would say he possesses little no political skills at all. Preaching to the choir is easy, but its not considered political art.