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.
Typical lefty responses I often hear from those who claim to be much more enlightened,progressive and sophisticated in their thought process on my many disagree with Obama:
1)Ignorant electorate vote against their own economic interests due to Fox news propaganda
2) Middle America is stupid
3) The economy is too complex for the individual to make their own choices
4) Health care in Canada works wonderfully and it’s privately run(actual quote)
Question :Why do Canadians come to the USA for surgery??/
Answer—Because of demographics in rural area where their are not enough doctors.
Question: Why do so many Canadians from Toronto come to the USA for surgery then???
Answer: Blank stare
5) Governments job is too make everything fair and that is what Obama is doing
6) They oppose Obama because he is black
7) The stimulus worked because GNP is up(actual quote and ignored any productivity gains)
8) Suspending income taxes for a year instead of using a stimulus would not work because it’s not fair to those who don’t pay taxes and the rich would just save their money rather then spend it.
It’s FUN to discuss political issues with lefties and I encourage EVERYONE to engage them.
LBJ's 1964 victory was because of JFK's assassination less than a year before - not because LBJ was such a remarkable president.
WJC’s 1968 victory was, to a significant degree, a response to the Republicans 1994 victories. The American public likes a divided government where no one political party controls everything.
BHOI’s 2009 victory was the result of many things. The most important was the concerted effort by the national media to get a know nothing, done nothing, snake oil salesman president.
BTW the real meaning of “margin of error” is the ability of the survey to repeat the results. It is an internal check of the poll’s process NOT the accuracy of the poll.
what honeymoon? I’m proud to be anti-Obama from 2004
Of course, he still has a 95% support among the media and according to Gallup an 85% support among African-Americans.
Dude, don't drink and time-travel. ;)
“.....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.”
So, How are they “victories” when the results are losses? Seems when losers win we all lose.
“.....even one as politically gifted as Barack Obama.....”
I guess instead of Bullshit we must now use the term “politically gifted”?
“....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.”
That’s still way too many morons for a November house cleaning.
Or is that FUBAR?
So, people finally see what President Shinola REALLY is.
A liberal friend of mine said “We’re tired of hope. We need results.”
Truth is, he’s demonstrated time and again a remarkable political tone-deafness.
And, Obama is not "gifted politically," but, he is a highly gifted, practiced, and accomplished liar, just as most narcissists,and quite capable of fooling those he draws into his fog. At least for a while.
Yeah. Just like my last two. :-(
More like FUBAR.
You don't alienate your opposition after the election. You try to get some of them on board, because you're not going to keep all of your supporters.
Richard Nixon taught me that lesson in 1968.
He made this incredibly gracious acceptance speech, welcoming the opposition. I thought, "We won! What's he doing this for?"
Then I came to realize that he needed to at least act like he was president of all the people because he had other battles coming up.
One thing to remember, when someone you supported turns in a direction you don't like. . . you start searching for real answers. Those answers are found with Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Glenn Beck, etc. More and more people who supported Obama and voted for him are now looking in the other direction. They don't always agree 100%, but they start to listen and learn. It's a total revelation. I know, because in 1998 I was one of them. : )
Doesn’t there ever come a time when we don’t need to pass laws and start repealing old ones?
Complete BS. These aren't political and ideological divisions - it's the division between Americans and a marxist leftist dictator-wannabe.
I believe that the majority of Obama voters by in large still have their head way up their A!! and can’t see the forest for the trees.
Maybe because they are benefiting financially and don’t want to see or hear or they are just too stupid to grasp any measure of reality.
The shocker would be if these groups still supported Obama.
I really think that November is going to be Quake like. 2012 will be tougher due to the media informing the comatose American public, but we will win it fairly handily.
Ref. my Post #42: Hell yes I’m mad.
“So if you lose your job, your health insurance, your retirement investments, or an American city to a terrorist attack . . . thank an independent!”
WRONG!!! You can thank the voters who kept holding their noses and voting for the lesser of two evils instead of voting on principle. We didn’t just wake up one day and Obama was President. This progression towards socialism has been coming at us for over 20 years starting with ‘one world Bush’.
I understand your point.