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Can President Obama win re-election if almost two-thirds of whites are opposed to him?
CNN's Cafferty File ^ | November 16, 2011 | Jack Cafferty

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 don’t – that’s 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...

(Excerpt) Read more at caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bho2012; democratplantation; elections; obama; polls; racebaiting; racepimping; whitevote
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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.
1 posted on 11/17/2011 12:17:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IF they vote for the GOP candidate, then the answer is NO.

If they do not vote, then the answer is maybe.


2 posted on 11/17/2011 12:18:30 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Can President Obama win re-election if almost two-thirds of whites are opposed to him?”

No!


3 posted on 11/17/2011 12:18:42 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone can win if no one votes for the opposition.


4 posted on 11/17/2011 12:19:11 PM PST by greatvikingone
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should read: Whites have had it with affirmative action.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 12:19:42 PM PST by OrioleFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can conservatives win if 99.9% of blacks won’t vote for them?


6 posted on 11/17/2011 12:19:56 PM PST by Sea Parrot (%)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 11/17/2011 12:20:24 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When wiil we see a headline like this?

Can a Republican win the Presidency when 90% of black Americans will refuse to vote for them no matter who they are or what they stand for?
8 posted on 11/17/2011 12:20:24 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 12:21:17 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As a white person, I am offended by the inference that my objections to the President are based on race.

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.

10 posted on 11/17/2011 12:21:35 PM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth. (J.I. Packer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes he can.


11 posted on 11/17/2011 12:22:11 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


12 posted on 11/17/2011 12:22:20 PM PST by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 11/17/2011 12:22:41 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Count on CNN to ask a stupid racist-slanted question.

White or Black as nothing to do with him being a stupid incomeptant boob


14 posted on 11/17/2011 12:22:41 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: ConservativeDude

No Way Jose!!!!


15 posted on 11/17/2011 12:22:52 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to the latest census, the US is still 70%+ white, so the answer should be no, (barring a huge amount of fraud or extremely low white turnout and extremely high minority turnout.)
16 posted on 11/17/2011 12:23:16 PM PST by apillar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This was inevitable. You cannot have someone without substance run a campaign on platitudes and expect results. Those who voted for this clown wanted so badly to be part of something historic.

Well....you will be.....though it's likely not the history you had envisioned.

17 posted on 11/17/2011 12:23:32 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Sea Parrot

To coin a phrase.... “Yes We Can”!!


18 posted on 11/17/2011 12:24:14 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012.“I’ve got a lot swirling around in my head.”)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can President Obama win re-election if almost two-thirds of whites are opposed to him?

WRONG QUESTION!

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?

19 posted on 11/17/2011 12:26:13 PM PST by Freeper (Obama - Please STOP representing MY country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope not.


20 posted on 11/17/2011 12:26:13 PM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If 93% of dead people in Philadelphia vote for him, YES HE CAN!


21 posted on 11/17/2011 12:26:46 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


22 posted on 11/17/2011 12:26:56 PM PST by C210N (zer0 - a Marxonist spreading the flames of obamunism wherever he goes.)
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To: Sea Parrot

blacks make up 14% of all America...remove about half of that because of age and felons...

ain’t much of a voting block


23 posted on 11/17/2011 12:27:08 PM PST by antivenom (visit SBPDL.com and at least read what you and the liberal media are too afraid to say)
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To: OrioleFan
Whites have had it with affirmative action.

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.

24 posted on 11/17/2011 12:27:50 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can we stop with the race BS.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 12:28:15 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


26 posted on 11/17/2011 12:28:23 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012.“I’ve got a lot swirling around in my head.”)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Many whites want to be PC.


27 posted on 11/17/2011 12:29:17 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can a conservative win, if ALL minorities vote for LIBERALS?


28 posted on 11/17/2011 12:34:47 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jack Acidly will assume this is all racism.


29 posted on 11/17/2011 12:36:10 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yes. Fraud goes a long, long way.


30 posted on 11/17/2011 12:36:59 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity
"As a white person....."

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).

31 posted on 11/17/2011 12:38:19 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Gator113

“Actually, I don’t 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.


32 posted on 11/17/2011 12:38:30 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: albie

You were right, Albie. Most whites DID vote against Hussein.


33 posted on 11/17/2011 12:38:35 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


34 posted on 11/17/2011 12:38:55 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Paladin2

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?


35 posted on 11/17/2011 12:43:03 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: treetopsandroofs

Good post, ttsr.

We MUST take the Senate back is right...


36 posted on 11/17/2011 12:44:26 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America.)
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To: antivenom
ain’t much of a voting block

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.

37 posted on 11/17/2011 12:45:01 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Gator113

He absolutely has to win two of these three states to win

my home state of Ohio

Pennsylvania

Florida

UNLESS he flips a McCain state like Arizona or Missouri


38 posted on 11/17/2011 12:45:04 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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!!!


39 posted on 11/17/2011 12:45:58 PM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

Unbelievable crimes.

Watergate was childsplay.


40 posted on 11/17/2011 12:46:17 PM PST by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is half white.


41 posted on 11/17/2011 12:49:57 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lib heads would explose if those 2/3rds voted for Cain.


42 posted on 11/17/2011 12:50:40 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can President Obama be elected without 95% of blacks voting for him?


43 posted on 11/17/2011 12:52:52 PM PST by kabar
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To: All

racism is so OVER....


44 posted on 11/17/2011 12:52:53 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: indylindy

Looking at my electoral college map

The only ways I see Obama winning re-election is: Taking OH and PA

or

running the table in the far Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada)


45 posted on 11/17/2011 12:54:35 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

I’m with you. Cafferty is, and always has been, a hater of all things conservative.


46 posted on 11/17/2011 12:55:14 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


47 posted on 11/17/2011 12:55:33 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s the “That’s Racist!” kid?


48 posted on 11/17/2011 12:56:01 PM PST by samtheman
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To: albie

2008 was mass hysteria/the bandwagon effect plus Bush fatigue. Do you think they can recreate that?


49 posted on 11/17/2011 12:57:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

One thing is certain... it’s going to be a nail-biter down to the very end.


50 posted on 11/17/2011 12:59:40 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012.“I’ve got a lot swirling around in my head.”)
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