Skip to comments.Blacks, Latinos cool off
Posted on 04/29/2011 6:13:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The White House must draw the right conclusions from recent dismal polls.
President Barack Obama's popularity is at its lowest point since taking office. A Gallup poll has him at a 41 percent approval rating. Although other polls have him closer to 45 percent, none is encouraging.
What the Obama team really needs to worry about -- ignored by most analysts -- is the drop in support from black and Latino voters.
In January 2010, he had a 92 percent approval rating from blacks; now it's 85 percent. Back then, Latinos gave him a 65 percent approval rating; now it's 54 percent. Even more ominous, in January 2009, Latinos gave Obama a 73 percent approval rating.
Given the configuration of Obama's 2008 win, he absolutely must have every black and Latino vote he can garner. He will not only need over 90 percent of the black vote and perhaps 70 percent of the Latino vote; he will also need a high turnout from both.
Obama's appeal is perceived by a growing number of blacks as largely symbolic. And his main argument seems to be, "I'm better than the Republicans." That may not enough to inspire the turnout he needs from blacks and Latinos.
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Someone needs to find “Peggy the Moocher” and interview her today and find out if she is no longer worried about having to make her mortgage/rent payment,
and especially if she’s worried about putting gas in the car.
Let’s hope the other party(ies) can give the people a choice.
He better watch out, who knows he might end up only getting 80% of the Jewish vote instead of 81%
I find it hard to believe that black support for the anointed one was only 92% in 2008 or that it’s dropped to 85% now.
Would West want to run? Alas, I also think there’s a very slim chance of him being drafted to run.
As the 2012 election nears, democrats are going to accuse any republican running of wanting to end entitlements. Those latino/black poll numbers will go back up.
I find it difficult to think he'll get 70% of Latinos, but he'll get 90% of blacks at least.
Turnout may not be as good as 2008 for Dem voters, however, so we CAN beat this guy.
They’d try to brand him an Uncle Tom, but I think Barry would have a tough time against a black man who is, via his heritage and life experiences, far closer to real Black Americans than he himself is.
If we can get them to only vote six times each instead of the usual seven, it will be real progress.
look for cash being thrown from helicopters over Watts and Harlem...