Skip to comments.Can President Obama win re-election if almost two-thirds of whites are opposed to him?
Posted on 11/17/2011 12:17:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
With just about a year to ago until Election Day, the U.S. is a racially divided nation when it comes to President Barack Obama.
Consider this: A new CNN/Opinion Research Poll shows 61% of whites disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job vs. 36% who dont thats almost two-to-one. For non-whites, it's almost the mirror image. Only 32% disapprove while 67% approve.
For a president who was supposed to symbolize a post-racial America, this is not good news. When Obama defeated John McCain in 2008, he did it with significant support from white Americans.
Exit polls showed Obama won 43% of white voters. That was the largest share of white support in a two-man race since 1976. Among young white voters, Obama did even better, getting 54% of their support. If Obama wants a second term, he needs to win back support from more white Americans in the coming months.
Meanwhile our new poll shows other results that could spell trouble for Obama. Overall, he gets a 46% approval rating, with 52% saying they disapprove.
When you compare that rating with recent incumbents running for re-election, the president ranks only above Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. They both lost their re-election bids. Most incumbents who win re-election had an approval rating above 50% a year before the election.
Finally, the poll shows 54% of the crucial independent voters disapprove of the job Obama is doing...
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IF they vote for the GOP candidate, then the answer is NO.
If they do not vote, then the answer is maybe.
“Can President Obama win re-election if almost two-thirds of whites are opposed to him?”
Anyone can win if no one votes for the opposition.
Should read: Whites have had it with affirmative action.
Can conservatives win if 99.9% of blacks won’t vote for them?
I’d say the “racism” is on the part of those that continue to support the guy because of his race despite what their own common sense tells them about the job he’s doing.
Politics is a great game as we all know.
Hate him today, like him enough to pull the lever once you’re behind the curtain.
That hate can turn to like or at least tolerate when you consider the candidate.
Lets hope we do better than McCain so to motivate the masses to come out and vote against this Zero.
His color - except as it seems to communicate political leanings much more than race or national origin - has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with my opinions.
Yes he can.
“I’m guessing it is really a lot higher than 61%, but a lot of folks don’t want to be negative about a black politician to a stranger on the phone”.
...I thought the same thing in 2008. That most whites would say they were voting Obama as to not look like a racist and then actually go McCain. I was wrong.
The problem with 0bama has absolutely nothing to do with race. His Marxist policies, his incompetence, his arrogance, his hostility toward the American people, and the corrption of his administration are some of the problems.
Count on CNN to ask a stupid racist-slanted question.
White or Black as nothing to do with him being a stupid incomeptant boob
No Way Jose!!!!
Well....you will be.....though it's likely not the history you had envisioned.
To coin a phrase.... “Yes We Can”!!
The correct queston is: Can Obama win re-election if he does not qualify in accordance with the requirements of the Constitution of the United States?
If 93% of dead people in Philadelphia vote for him, YES HE CAN!
Depends. If he gets less than 33% of the total White vote, I think he still wins if he gets more than 90% of the dead White vote.
blacks make up 14% of all America...remove about half of that because of age and felons...
ain’t much of a voting block
That's one part of the problem; another is stuffing the ballot box by importing illegals and pressing for amnesty while stifling any attempt at Voter ID.
Can we stop with the race BS.
It depends. How many graveyards are there.
Actually, I don’t think any of the numbers matter much, Obama is going to be near impossible to beat.
Many whites want to be PC.
Can a conservative win, if ALL minorities vote for LIBERALS?
Jack Acidly will assume this is all racism.
yes. Fraud goes a long, long way.
I found the Crayola crayon labeled "flesh" (Name changed to peach in 1962) to approximate my skin tone much better than "white" when I wuz a kid.
Seems like things were more nuanced back then. Don't let the leftist LSM define the terms (like red/blue states).
“Actually, I dont think any of the numbers matter much, Obama is going to be near impossible to beat.”
I’m beginning to believe that.
Big Media is focused and has enough collective hatred for anyone who isn’t a Democrat to be formidable.
Hussein has gotten away with dozens of crimes and absurdities a Republican president would have had to resign for by now, and the unemployed freaks are getting their incentives to vote Democrat.
4.5% unemployment is unacceptable for a Republican president, but 9% for a Democrat president just means he hasn’t had a chance to do enough YET.
We MUST take back the Senate from the traitors.
You were right, Albie. Most whites DID vote against Hussein.
The last President to win re-election with an approval rating in the mid 40s or below less than a year before an election was Harry Truman in 1948.
What happened to us being post racial and all of that?
We have elected a black president. The history has been made. So can’t we evaulate his performance as president without regard to race?
Good post, ttsr.
We MUST take the Senate back is right...
Blacks make up about ten percent of actual voters. And nine of the last thirteen elections have been decided by margins of less than nine percent.
He absolutely has to win two of these three states to win
my home state of Ohio
UNLESS he flips a McCain state like Arizona or Missouri
Obama is not black — he is half white. He had a white mother and a black father. Because his father was black DOES NOT make him black. This falsehood is constantly being perpetrated on the white American public. At a minimum, he is mulatto - - nothing more, nothing less. HE IS NOT A BLACK PRESIDENT. As I tell Democrats, I am not a racist, I do not like the while half either!!!
People had better get these criminals out of office and prosecute them.
I can’t believe that the masses are allowing them to rip us all off.
Watergate was childsplay.
Obama is half white.
Lib heads would explose if those 2/3rds voted for Cain.
Can President Obama be elected without 95% of blacks voting for him?
racism is so OVER....
Looking at my electoral college map
The only ways I see Obama winning re-election is: Taking OH and PA
running the table in the far Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada)
I’m with you. Cafferty is, and always has been, a hater of all things conservative.
“Almost 2/3’s”? You have got to be kidding?I’d guess the number is much higher than that/I would venture that the true number is upwards of 3/4’s of whites.
Where’s the “That’s Racist!” kid?
2008 was mass hysteria/the bandwagon effect plus Bush fatigue. Do you think they can recreate that?
One thing is certain... it’s going to be a nail-biter down to the very end.