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?