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Base in the hole (Even black voters slip from prez)
New York Post ^ | April 08, 2011 | LEONARD GREENE and JENNIFER FERMINO

Posted on 04/08/2011 7:43:15 AM PDT by RobinMasters

No wonder he's become such good pals with Al Sharpton.

President Obama's approval ratings among black voters plummeted last month to their lowest levels ever, while his support among Hispanics took a tumble in the same period, according to a surprising new poll released yesterday.

Blacks continue to back him by a wide margin, with 85 percent of respondents saying they approved of him in the latest Gallup poll.

But that number dropped a hefty 5 percentage points from last month, marking the lowest rating among that core constituency that he's had since taking office.

He also dropped 5 points among Hispanics, sliding from 59 percent to 54, according to the poll. That number ties his July and August 2010 lows.

The one-two punch among two groups that helped usher him into the White House comes just after he announced the kickoff of his 2012 election campaign.

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


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1 posted on 04/08/2011 7:43:16 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Obama

where are your papers


2 posted on 04/08/2011 7:44:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RobinMasters
A lot of people decide if they like you or not based on your skin color. "Is he one of the good people? Or is he one of them?"

Fortunately, there seems to be at least a slight diminishment in this sort of disgusting racism.

3 posted on 04/08/2011 7:46:49 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: RobinMasters
Maybe some of the blacks are beginning to realize that King Obama is not black but a hard core rotten communists.
4 posted on 04/08/2011 7:47:38 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: RobinMasters
Someone had a good article on this yesterday. They attribute this almost entirely to the fact that escalating food and energy prices affect low-income people disproportionately. To post a magnificent quote from that article:

Inflation is the one piece of news that the administration’s allies in the media cannot conceal. The daily news from the supermarket cash register speaks, and the gas station is more eloquent than anything that the New York Times can print.

5 posted on 04/08/2011 7:48:28 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: ClearCase_guy
A lot of people decide if they like you or not based on your skin color. "Is he one of the good people? Or is he one of them?"

It's not skin color, it's overall appearance. If one black person wears a nice suit and tie and has a clean appearance, then that's a lot different than a ghetto thug with his pants on the ground. But I would have the same reaction if both persons were white.

6 posted on 04/08/2011 7:48:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RobinMasters

Which explains his buttkissing of alsharpton.

Blacks will not vote for the republican but they will stay home.

He has much to fear and kissing that race hustler will impress no one.


7 posted on 04/08/2011 7:48:53 AM PDT by Carley (UNION AGITATORS, NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: RobinMasters

so he runs to the Race Pimp Al to get his street creds back.

This is gonna be the Us Against Whitey election. Gonna be real ugly.


8 posted on 04/08/2011 7:50:50 AM PDT by digger48
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To: RobinMasters

Any GOPer want to know what the reelect the mesiah campaign will look like then look back to the elect Rahm syrup fest that Axelrod ran. Tiny Dancer did not even speak in his own commercials, lest he sound harsh and drive away the “nice” white woman vote. Plenty of pleasant looking and sounding “diversity” and other goo goo meant to appeal to the vanity of Suzy Soccer Mom. FTR blacks haven’t been as sidelined in an election since the Strom Thurmond era as they were in Chicago’s mayoral fiasco 2011.


9 posted on 04/08/2011 7:51:06 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: digger48

Totally disagree.


10 posted on 04/08/2011 7:52:30 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The problem we went from the original Civil Rights Movement, that emphasized that skin color didn’t matter, but it was character that mattered. Then we threw out the character part, and the movement was about saying that belief and value systems didn’t matter.


11 posted on 04/08/2011 7:54:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RobinMasters
Poll respondents must be top heavy with Republicans.
85%? Sorry but I do not believe it.
12 posted on 04/08/2011 7:59:37 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Ruh Roh! G-d willing, let this be a real trend. HIS union buddies don’t want black kids to get a better education. His far left loons are genociding black babies through their abortion clinics. HE flaunts his wealth and his extravagance while most of them don’t have jobs. Many have probably lost homes they couldn’t ever afford after he promised them it wouldn’t happen. Can’t drive anywhere. And ze bam, he don’t give one good damn.


13 posted on 04/08/2011 8:00:50 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
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To: dfwgator
For a very long time (over a century) the Democrats said: "It's all about skin color."
Then Martin Luther King came along. He was a Republican. He said: "It should be about Character."
After he was killed, the Democrats drifted back to: "It's all about skin color."

In 2008, blacks looked at the back of Obama's hand, and 95% of them said, "I'll vote for that guy." And a lot of whites looked at the back of his hand and said, "If I don't vote for him, it means I'm a racist, which yeah, I kind of am, but I don't want to admit that, so I'll vote for him."

Republicans, on the other hand, have been pretty consistent at saying, "I don't care what the candidate looks like -- tell me his ideas. Tell me what kind of person he is."

14 posted on 04/08/2011 8:01:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: RobinMasters

How’s that free gas and mortgage workin for ya?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI


15 posted on 04/08/2011 8:01:20 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: RobinMasters
"according to a surprising new poll released yesterday."

It seems like everything to this administration and their cheerleaders, the lame stream media, is either a surprise or unexpected.
16 posted on 04/08/2011 8:01:44 AM PDT by askrenr (HOOAH! It's an Army thing.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

This is the article by Ronald Brownstein in the The National Journal.
http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2011/04/pew-poll-obama.php

I was amazed at the comments from the readers of this far-left rag. These guys are really down and disillusioned with the anointed one. Most of the discussion is about who is really the racist.

Got a chuckle from one guy calling himself General Bullright:
“I didn’t used to be a racist, but Obama made me that way! I voted for him, but now, I think he should be shining shoes down at the barber shop!”


17 posted on 04/08/2011 8:02:50 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: RobinMasters

18 posted on 04/08/2011 8:04:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Tupelo

“Blacks continue to back him by a wide margin, with 85 percent of respondents saying they approved of him”

Black respondents. What don’t you believe?


19 posted on 04/08/2011 8:04:50 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
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To: RobinMasters

Obama’s biggest liability is that he appears ineffective in every area of being president.

This is where an older, more seasoned man could rise to defeat him in a landslide.


20 posted on 04/08/2011 8:05:10 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: RobinMasters

So

Even if they disapprove of him, at best that means he will only get 96.3% of the black vote instead of 96.5%


21 posted on 04/08/2011 8:08:29 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: digger48

>This is gonna be the Us Against Whitey election. Gonna be real ugly.

Nah. The worse was back in 08 with the black panther “intimidate the election booth” stuff but now that the homeboys did not get their Escalades, they’re smarting from it. Most of the black dudes I know of here in L.A. still drink the O Kool Aid. Either way, they’ll still vote black..even IF the politician is a child-molesting, murderer, the homeys still vote the same color.


22 posted on 04/08/2011 8:08:34 AM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: askrenr
Don't forget “major” and “unprecedented”.
23 posted on 04/08/2011 8:09:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: RobinMasters

Support for Obama among Blacks is down to 85%, which is 11 points below the 96% who voted for him. If this trend continues into the 2012 election, the Black vote totals in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Camden, and other inner cities might actually fall below 115% of the eligible voters.


24 posted on 04/08/2011 8:10:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Obamacare: Not just dreck. Unconstitutional dreck.)
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To: qam1
Even if they disapprove of him, at best that means he will only get 96.3% of the black vote instead of 96.5%

Exactly. They will be there for him when it counts. The most racist people in America are liberal Black people, followed closely by liberal White people.

25 posted on 04/08/2011 8:12:45 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: RobinMasters
CHUMPCHANGE
26 posted on 04/08/2011 8:18:20 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Tupelo

85% supported Obama, 2% supported the generic Republican, and the other 13% said “Obama ain’t payin’ fo’ my gas an’ food enuff.”

Sadly, inflation is probably the only thing that will even dent his support that much. And then it’s more of a case of “you need to give me more” instead of “you’re running the country into the ground by being a socialist, you moron.” The corrosive effects of over 60 years (and counting) of professional victimhood education are very, very hard to overcome. When you have brilliant black men like Clarence Thomas and Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell dismissed as “uncle Toms” and a total cipher like The Won held up as a role model (along with rappers and pro athletes)...that’s just sad.

}:-)4


27 posted on 04/08/2011 8:22:29 AM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: junta

They were certainly willing to lie outright as a Party and paint the entire TEA Party as vile all-white racists last year.

It didn’t work, but when has that ever stopped them from repeated use of one of their biggest trumpcards?

2010 was just the beginning of ugly.

2011 will be the summer of the unions unrest.

2012 Election year..., all bets are off.


28 posted on 04/08/2011 8:24:31 AM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

My guess is he will lose the greatest level of support when the 2008 liberal white guilt voters realize they bought the liberal lie and vote accordingly in 12.


29 posted on 04/08/2011 8:30:13 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: RobinMasters

-——85 percent of respondents saying they approved of him -——

That is bad news indeed. Years ago I studied the subject and calculated that around 88% black Rat voters was the tipping point. Below 88 % Rats lose the advantage.

The question for the day is, What trumps race? What precipitates the slide? second, who slid?


30 posted on 04/08/2011 8:32:49 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: When do we get liberated?

I do know a handful of folks who voted for him, who now openly refer to him in terms that would get me zotted in nano-seconds here.


31 posted on 04/08/2011 8:38:46 AM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

This is gonna be the Us Against Whitey election. Gonna be real ugly.

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It will be ugly. It will be on us to resist the provocations of these cynics too, and not rise to the bait.


32 posted on 04/08/2011 9:04:02 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We laugh because it is funny and we laugh because it is true.


33 posted on 04/08/2011 9:41:44 AM PDT by karnage
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To: ClearCase_guy

Obama has made it very clear with whom he is more comfortable with. Surrounded by progressive activists and top adviser Valerie Jarrett and of course his tacky “beer Summit” did little to quell his racism. This president is far from being a fair man or an honest man....he loves the hi-life however!


34 posted on 04/08/2011 10:20:25 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe
....he loves the hi-life however!


35 posted on 04/08/2011 5:57:47 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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