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  • Primarily Extreme: Voters don’t get much whiter, older, conservative than ones who ousted Cantor

    06/11/2014 4:47:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Slate ^ | June 11, 2014 | William Saletan
    Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, spent his career denouncing liberals, sucking up to the Tea Party, and doing everything possible to derail President Obama’s agenda. Despite this, Cantor was ousted Tuesday by a Republican challenger in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Cantor’s loss follows last week’s Mississippi Republican primary, in which Sen. Thad Cochran, another conservative, was edged out by a Tea Party opponent who’s expected to dispatch Cochran in a runoff. How do right-wingers like Cantor and Cochran lose to challengers even further on the right? The answer lies in the extremism of Republican primary voters. On June 2,...
  • Stark Divide Between Blacks, Whites on Gun Control and Health Care

    09/27/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Journal ^ | September 26, 2013 | Ronald Brownstein
    United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll finds that contrasting racial attitudes loom as an ever more powerful force in politics.Immigration isn't the only issue that represents a hurdle for Republicans hoping to improve their performance among Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, and other minority voters. This week's United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll tested attitudes about two of the most incendiary issues now dividing the parties in Washington: health reform and gun control. While the survey found substantial convergence between whites and minorities on some fronts, it also underscored the consistent tendency of minorities to support a more activist role for Washington...
  • Obama Is Losing the White Working Class

    07/23/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    newrepublic.com ^ | 7/23/13 | NATE COHN
    One of the funny things about electoral politics is that you can’t always have the coalition you want, or even the coalition you think you’ll get. When the Democratic Leadership Council was thinking about how to rebrand the party in the late '80s, most figured they’d win back white southerners, like Jimmy Carter and every prior successful Democrat. But the new Democratic coalition was built on disaffection with conservatives, which was most pronounced along the coasts. So while the Republicans can dream of whatever coalition they want, the next successful Republican coalition will be built by capitalizing on disaffection with...
  • The Case of the Missing White Voters, Revisited

    06/21/2013 5:57:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    RCP ^ | 06/21/2013 | Sean Trende
    With a cloture vote on the Senate’s immigration reform bill expected next week, countless commentators have expressed the view that if Republicans don’t sign on for reform, the party is doomed at the presidential level for a generation. This is the first in a two-part series explaining why this conventional wisdom is incorrect. Signing on to a comprehensive immigration package is probably part of one way for Republicans to form a winning coalition at the presidential level, but it isn’t the only way (for more, I’ve written a book about this, as well as countless articles here at RCP). Today...
  • It was whites who stayed home

    06/03/2013 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/03/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    There were two big shocks for me on election night 2012: 1) Obama beat Romney. I had concluded that 2012 would look a lot like 2004, i.e. a 50-49 victory with about 290 Electoral votes. I did not subscribe to the landslide (i.e. Dick Morris) but did see a narrow Romney victory! 2) All of the talk about the "hispano" vote. I had looked at anecdotal evidence and did not see a "hispano" wave on election day. So I was surprised with all of the conventional wisdom that "hispanos" had reelected Obama. It turns out that "hispanos" did not really...
  • Blacks outvoted whites in 2012, the first time on record (and they got their Socialist)

    05/10/2013 5:24:07 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 43 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/10/2013 | Dan Merica
    A new Census Bureau report shows a higher percentage of African-Americans than whites voted in a presidential election for the first time in history last year during the matchup between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney. The report, released Wednesday, found that more than 66% of eligible blacks voted in the presidential contest. Only 64.1% of whites turned out to vote. This marks the first time since 1968 that blacks turned out at a higher rate the whites. In addition to blacks turning out at a higher rate, the number of Asian and Hispanic voters grew from 2008 to...
  • The Disappearing White Catholic Voter

    11/28/2012 3:46:35 PM PST · by NYer · 74 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 28, 2012 | George J. Marlin
    For over seventy years, white blue-collar Catholics who have lived and worked in America’s once great industrial states were the voting bloc that provided the margins of victory for Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and the two Bushes. The 2012 election results, however, indicate these Catholics no longer have that kind of clout at the ballot box.Why? First of all, they are an aging group whose numbers are declining every year. About 650 Catholic World War II and Korean War veterans die every day. That translates into 950,000 in the last four years. Add spouses and the number...
  • Tribal America

    11/20/2012 3:29:51 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    o an immigrant such as myself (not the undocumented kind, but documented up to the hilt, alas), one of the most striking features of election-night analysis was the lightly worn racial obsession. On Fox News, Democrat Kirsten Powers argued that Republicans needed to deal with the reality that America is becoming what she called a “brown country.” Her fellow Democrat Bob Beckel observed on several occasions that if the share of the “white vote” was held down below 73 percent Romney would lose. In the end, it was 72 percent and he did. Beckel’s assertion — that if you knew...
  • Why Did Three Million Republicans Stay Home?

    11/08/2012 12:48:05 PM PST · by NYer · 168 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So three million Republican voters stayed home on Election Day. Three million predominantly white voters stayed home. The media is all over the place with the fact that the Republicans lost "the white vote." They can't get the white vote. They did lose the white vote, but Democrats didn't get it. They just didn't show up, and it wasn't voter suppression that didn't turn 'em out. What would be the reason that three million voters didn't show up? Let's go through the possibilities. It could be that there are a number... We've talked to 'em. We've had 'em call....
  • The Case of the Missing White Voters (7,000,000 of them!)

    11/08/2012 7:32:38 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 147 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/08/12 | Sean Trende
    One of the more intriguing narratives for election 2012 was proposed by political scientist Brendan Nyhan fairly early on: that it was "Bizarro 2004." ~ SNIP ~ The Election Day returns actually continued the similarities. George W. Bush won by 2.4 percent of the popular vote, which is probably about what Obama’s victory margin will be once all the ballots are counted. ~ SNIP ~ But most importantly, the 2012 elections actually weren’t about a demographic explosion with non-white voters. Instead, they were about a large group of white voters not showing up. ~ SNIP ~ In other words, if...
  • Romney wins white vote by same margin as Reagan did in 1980 landslide

    Mitt Romney won white voters by 20 points in today’s presidential election, according to exit polls, which is the same margin that Ronald Reagan won that demographic by in his 1980 landslide over Jimmy Carter. But given that white voters are a smaller percentage of the electorate these days and he’s doing poorly among minority voters, Romney is on the cusp of losing the election. In 1980, Reagan won white voters 56 percent to 36 percent, with third party candidate John Anderson taking 8 percent of the vote. He ended up beating Carter by 10 points and winning 44 states....
  • On Election Day it’s white voters vs. everyone else

    10/28/2012 9:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | October 25, 2012 | David A. Love
    Looking at the polls, this presidential election season is poised to give birth to the most racially polarized electorate in U.S. history. Whites are backing Mitt Romney in historic numbers, while Obama is garnering historic levels of support among blacks, Latinos and Asians. While the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has the president in a dead heat with his GOP opponent, recent surveys show wide swings in support based on race. In other words, it looks like white voters versus everyone else. Looking at a composite of polls, Obama’s white support averages 37.9 percent, ranging from 35 percent to 41...
  • Poll Shows Widening Racial Gap In Presidential Contest[R=60% White Vote:O=80% Black & Hispanic Vote]

    10/25/2012 11:35:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2012 | Jon Cohen and Rosalind S. Helderman
    Poll Shows Widening Racial Gap In Presidential Contest Jon Cohen and Rosalind S. Helderman October 25 The 2012 election is shaping up to be more polarized along racial lines than any presidential contest since 1988, with President Obama experiencing a steep drop in support among white voters from four years ago. At this stage in 2008, Obama trailed Republican John McCain by seven percentage points among white voters. Even in victory, Obama ended up losing white voters by 12 percentage points, according to that year’s exit poll. But now, Obama has a deficit of 23 percentage points, trailing Republican Mitt...
  • White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal

    10/19/2012 8:20:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 19, 2012 | Ari Shapiro
    For all the attention paid to women in this race, there's another gender gap — with white men. The Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaigned in northeastern Florida on Friday, where thousands of men had descended on Daytona Beach for the annual motorcycle festival Biketoberfest. A bunch of them were at Willie's Tropical Tattoo smoking cigarettes, drinking beer and listening to music. Gary Biser goes by the name "Moose." Stickers on his bike helmet say, "Life's too short to ride with ugly women," "No bar too far," and other things that can't be printed. He says he...
  • Obama Leads Romney Among NASCAR Fans: Poll 49%-42% [Sick Media Joke Or What?]

    09/24/2012 7:34:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 85 replies
    Yahoo New ^ | September 24, 2012
    Obama Leads Romney Among NASCAR Fans: Poll By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News Senior Media Reporter President Obama poses with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart at the White House, April 17, 2012. (Getty) Mitt Romney's recent slide in several polls, including those in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida, is troubling enough for the GOP. But, now the Republican nominee appears to be trailing President Barack Obama among a traditionally conservative constituency: NASCAR fans. Obama leads Romney 49 to 42 percent among NASCAR enthusiasts, according to a new Zogby poll by JZ Analytics. As the liberal blog PoliticusUSA.com pointed out,...
  • MSNBC Analyst: Romney Appealing To “Racially Resentful Whites”

    09/16/2012 8:26:38 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    http://weaselzippers.us ^ | september 15, 2012
    MSNBC Analyst: Romney Appealing To “Racially Resentful Whites”… Bonus: Tingles goes on yet another “Republicans are racist” rants.
  • Romney reaching out to white male voters at NASCAR race: VA starts early voting on Sept. 21

    09/08/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2012 | Sam Youngman
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept 8 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney was set to try another lap around the track on Saturday to win over NASCAR stock-car racing fans. Romney, the Republican presidential candidate facing President Barack Obama, will visit a NASCAR race on Saturday night in Virginia, targeting white male voters in a swing state where early voting begins in two weeks. Romney needs to win among white men by a healthy margin to offset the advantages Obama enjoys with women as well as black and Hispanic voters. A Reuters/Ipsos poll last week showed Romney with a 20 percentage-point lead among...
  • Widening Racial Chasm a Problem for Both Parties

    08/10/2012 4:53:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    NJ ^ | 8-10-2012 | Ronald Brownstein
    Mitt Romney could run as well among whites as any Republican presidential challenger in the history of polling—and still lose. That equation carries threats for both parties. For Republicans, that prospect crystallizes the danger of an electoral strategy that has left the party almost entirely dependent on white voters, even as their numbers decline. For Democrats, the possibility that President Obama could face landslide rejection from the white majority, even if he survives, underscores the party’s inability to hold support among whites while implementing its agenda—a trend that traces back to Lyndon B. Johnson. Polls so far suggest that the...
  • Women, white people: Is that what campaign 2012 is coming down to?

    08/09/2012 6:23:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 8/9/12 | David Lauter
    President Obama appeals to women by pushing the issue of access to contraceptives, while Mitt Romney accuses him of watering down welfare reform — an issue that tends to stir up feelings about race among whites. With the election still locked in a near-tie, the politics of gender and race have moved into the spotlight of the presidential campaign. For most of the summer, the debate has focused on two things: the state of the economy and Mitt Romney's background in business. But in recent days, the two campaigns have added new, sharp-edged issues to the mix.
  • Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters.

    07/31/2012 8:40:31 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 33 replies
    RasmussenReports ^ | 7/31/2012 | Patrick1
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting 47% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters. Obama is supported by 91% of black voters and 57% of other minority voters.
  • Obama blamed troubles on Fox News, book says

    03/19/2012 10:56:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 3/19/12 | MACKENZIE WEINGER |
    President Barack Obama blamed Fox News for his political woes in a private meeting with labor leaders in 2010, saying he was “losing white males” who tune into the cable outlet and “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7,” according to journalist David Corn’s new book, “Showdown.” In “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party” — which hits bookstores on Tuesday — the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones chronicles the White House from the 2010 midterm elections to the start of the 2012 campaign. The book focuses on key moments of...
  • Andrea Mitchell on Iowa: 'Too White, Too Evangelical, Too Rural'

    01/02/2012 6:27:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/2/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Andrea Mitchell on New Year's Day made it clear to Nightly News viewers that her Obama-loving network will continue using the race card to assist the current White House resident's reelection. In a brief segment about the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Mitchell said "the rap" on the Hawkeye state is that "it doesn't represent the rest of the country - too white, too evangelical, too rural" Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/01/02/andrea-mitchell-iowa-too-white-too-evangelical-too-rural#ixzz1iMDxZzyc
  • Obama to Blue-Collar America: Adios!

    12/02/2011 1:02:42 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/01/2011 | Bernard Goldberg
    When I was a kid growing up in the Bronx in the 1950s I knew a lot more about the Yankees than I did about politics. In fact, I didn’t know anything about politics, except for one thing: I knew we were Democrats. My father was a blue-collar worker and like all “working class” men he voted a straight Democratic ticket. We lived in a lower middle class neighborhood and pretty much all the men were FDR blue-collar guys. I never took a survey, but I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a Republican within miles of our tenement. That’s how it...
  • Rush Limbaugh: "Obama Has No Interest In Attracting White Working Voters" (re NYT piece)

    11/28/2011 1:11:20 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    "Now, one other thing here about this business in the New York Times today with the Obama regime basically admitting that it has no interest in attracting white working voters. The headline to that New York Times story could just as well be: "Obama to White Workers: Drop Dead." Pure and simple. That would be the headline if it were in the New York Post. The only real surprise here is to hear a liberal and the New York Times just flat-out admit it and talk about it as though it is a timely and brilliant strategy. We've known for...
  • Can President Obama win re-election if almost two-thirds of whites are opposed to him?

    11/17/2011 12:17:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNN's Cafferty File ^ | November 16, 2011 | Jack Cafferty
    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 faces a white flight

    09/27/2011 6:21:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 27, 2011 | By Melissa Harris-Perry
    Electoral racism in its most egregious form is the unwillingness of whites to vote for blacks regardless of qualifications or ideology. So far, Barack Obama has been involved in two elections that suggest such racism is no longer operative. His reelection bid, however, may indicate that a more insidious form of racism has replaced it. The 2004 Illinois Senate race between Obama and Alan Keyes, two African Americans, was a unique test of old-fashioned electoral racism. For a truly committed racist, neither would have been acceptable. In 2008, the long primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Obama added hundreds of...
  • Poll: GOP gains big with white voters

    07/22/2011 8:13:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/22/11 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats' advantage over Republicans in partisan affiliation is way down from 2008 as white voters have turned against them, according to a poll released Friday by the Pew Research Center. While minority voters continue to support Democrats in large numbers, what was just a two-point Republican edge among whites in 2008 has grown to a 13-point advantage today. Republican gains among white voters are "particularly pronounced among the young and poor," according to the report. White voters under age 30 now break for Republicans by an 11-point margin; in 2008 they broke for Democrats by a seven-point margin. This could...
  • Howard Dean" The Future “Does Not Belong to the Tea Party, Over 55, White and Christian” – Video

    06/20/2011 12:11:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies
    <p>Here is video of Democrat Howard Dean speaking at the Leftist “Netroots Nation” Conference last week. Dean bashed the Tea Party, people who are “over 55,” “white and Christian,” saying “the future” does not belong to them. Ironically, he accused them of “hate,” referring to them as “religious bigots,” even as he spoke with disdain of all things conservative and Christian.</p>
  • Obama Losing The Youth Vote 'Because White Students Don't Think He's Cool Anymore'

    06/06/2011 10:43:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 06, 2011 | PAUL BENTLEY
    Obama Losing The Youth Vote 'Because White Students Don't Think He's Cool Anymore' By PAUL BENTLEY 7th June 2011 President Barack Obama famously won the 2008 election on a wave of support from America's youth. But any hopes the 49-year-old had of keeping down with the kids appear to have faded - his support from young people is rapidly waning, a poll has found. And for a man known for his 'jacket off' casual style the reason for this slump may be particularly hurtful - students are abandoning the President because they do not think he is cool anymore, it...
  • Pew Poll: Obama Struggling With White Voters

    04/08/2011 7:20:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | April 7, 2011 | 5:11 PM | By Ronald Brownstein
    The latest Pew Research Center national poll released today underscores how slender a beachhead President Obama has established among whites more than two years into his presidency. In his 2008 election, Obama ran well only among two groups of whites -- young people and white women with at least a four year college education, two groups that are generally receptive to government activism. In the 2010 GOP landslide, those groups stuck with Democrats relatively more loyally than the rest of the white electorate, but the party's support tumbled even among them. Figures provided to National Journal by Pew from the...
  • The revolt of the white working class

    10/29/2010 9:14:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Longboat Key News ^ | October 28, 2010 | Tom Burgum
    Many Democratic candidates trying to survive the 2010 midterm elections know they must distance themselves from Mr. Obama and Nancy Pelosi, who are viewed as the authors of health care reform, cap and trade, and other legislative initiatives that are generally unpopular. While some Democratic candidates go so far as to attack parts of the president’s agenda, others take it a step further. The Democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor told a local radio station that Obama can “take his endorsement and shove it.” Mississippi Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor told his local newspaper, “I did not vote for Obama. I...
  • Obama Worried About Losing Cracker, Honkie Vote (satire)

    07/23/2010 2:55:46 PM PDT · by SvenWaring · 21 replies · 1+ views
    DotPenn.com ^ | 7-23-2010 | Sven Waring
    The Obama administration is reeling after several race-based debacles. Now the poll numbers are suggesting the mishaps are hurting the President. Officials are worried that the administration looks racist. This misrepresentation could mean the they'll lose both the Cracker vote and elements of the Honkie voting block. Obama pollster Reginald Ferrengotti paints a stark picture of what's at stake for the nation's first post-whitey presidency. "We are a full eight percentage points down among drunk, cracker-assed crackers and five percent down among those rich, pussified urban honkies," Ferrengotti said. "I'd tell you what the rednecks are trending, but none of...
  • Obama team's panic over losing whites (digging out of Sherrod slime)

    07/22/2010 5:42:06 PM PDT · by Liz · 22 replies · 2+ views
    On Monday, the Dept of Agriculture demanded the resignation of Shirley Sherrod where she appeared to describe to a cheering crowd of the Georgia NAACP how she denied assistance to a poor white farmer about to lose his land. Declaring itself "appalled" at this "shameful" act of racism, the NAACP said it would investigate the Georgia crowd that cheered her and praised the Dept of Agriculture for firing her. On Wednesday, Agriculture Secy Tom Vilsack was begging for Sherrod's forgiveness, and the NAACP was burbling apologies.
  • A Year After Honeymoon Ends, Whites, Men and Independents Desert Obama (Quinnipiac Poll bad news)

    07/21/2010 5:33:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 21, 2010 | Peter A. Brown
    It was a year ago this month that President Barack Obama began losing voters. In the 12 months since, he has had legislative victories that appear – especially in the case of health care – to have cost him large amounts of both political capital and political support. A comparison of the public’s views of him then and now tells us a great deal about the shape of American politics and how difficult it is for any president, even one as politically gifted as Barack Obama, to surmount the nation’s deep political and ideological divisions. [Snip] On Election Day 2008,...
  • Obama's erosion among white voters continues

    07/14/2010 1:41:01 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 44 replies
    Wappo ^ | Just Now
    The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll shows President Obama's standing among white voters continuing to slip, a potentially ominous sign for his party with the midterm elections fast approaching. Just 40 percent of whites in the Post/ABC survey approve of the job Obama is doing, his lowest rating among this key demographic since the start of his presidency and well below the 50 percent approval number that he carries nationwide. Forty-three percent of white voters strongly disapprove of the job Obama is doing, while just 19 percent strongly approve. Among the other lowlights with whites in this poll for Obama:...
  • Vanity: White Single Women Owe The US An Apology-Obama's Crucial Base

    05/31/2010 9:30:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 128 replies · 2,394+ views
    According to Gallup, "White single women, unmarried, widowed, divorced, and separated" voted "overwhelmingly" for Obama. On this Memorial Day, this crucial slice of Obama's base of support without whom he would have been elected owe this nation an apology. Blacks; Hispanics; and Moslems voted tribal politics. But this group was more than liberal, it included a large segment of conservatives and independents who had soured on Bush. Today with $13 trillion in debt- almost $12 trillion of it accumulated in the last six months alone, a burgeoning government; a foreign policy in tatters from Iran, to N. Korea to the...
  • Why are white men leaving the Democrats?

    03/31/2010 10:21:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1,432+ views
    The Week ^ | March 30, 2010 | The Editors
    White male voters are increasingly turning away from the Democratic party, according to a recent Gallup poll, and the shift could prove decisive in November's midterm elections. Here, a brief primer on why white men are making the move, and how the change affects the electoral math: How many white male voters are leaving the Dems? According to a recent Gallup poll, only 35 percent of white males said they would back the Democrats in the fall election. That figure has dropped 8 percentage points since July 2009. White male support for President Obama has dropped, too -- from 41...
  • White women are the new angry white men

    04/01/2010 9:11:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 1,858+ views
    The Examiner ^ | March 28, 2010 | Jan Tyler
    55% of Tea Party members are women versus 45% men, according to a Quinnipiac poll released last week. 77% of all of them voted for John McCain, and 88% of them are white. Barack Obama won the Presidency with the help of black women, as a Pew Center analysis explains. These black women experienced the highest turnout number in history - 66% - matching overall white voter turnout which actually decreased. 95% of black women voted for Barack Obama. The Sarah Palin phenomenon may have motivated the white Tea Party women, who could significantly impact future elections, since their support...
  • Obama's White Flight Problem

    03/29/2010 8:36:29 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 20 replies · 1,083+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2010 | Editorial
    Desperate Democrats and their co-conspirators in the media are busy trying to whip up a race war. "The health care bill is not the main source of this anger and never has been. It's merely a handy excuse," Frank Rich wrote in a recent New York Times column. Their line is that all those opposed to the president's radical agenda are racists who resent having a black man as president. It is a moldy, old smear, but as approval ratings for Mr. Obama sink below 50 percent, it is being revisited with increasing fervor. According to the latest Gallup weekly...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama's white-flight problem

    03/29/2010 7:37:49 PM PDT · by topfile · 62 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 30, 2010 | EDITORIAL
    Desperate Democrats and their co-conspirators in the media are busy trying to whip up a race war. "The health care bill is not the main source of this anger and never has been. It's merely a handy excuse," Frank Rich wrote in a recent New York Times column. Their line is that all those opposed to the president's radical agenda are racists who resent having a black man as president. It is a moldy, old smear, but as approval ratings for Mr. Obama sink below 50 percent, it is being revisited with increasing fervor. -snip- Race plays a much stronger...
  • Has Obama lost white America?

    01/22/2010 12:24:29 PM PST · by crosshairs · 58 replies · 2,114+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/21/10 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    If Republicans will study the returns from Massachusetts, then review the returns from Virginia and New Jersey, light will fall upon the path to victory over Barack Obama in 2012. Obama defeated John McCain by winning the black vote 24 to 1, the Hispanic vote 2 to 1 and taking a larger share of the white vote, 44 percent, than did John Kerry or Al Gore. As the white vote was three-fourths of the national turnout, Obama coasted to victory. Now consider Massachusetts. In the 2008 election, no less than 79 percent of the voters were white, and Obama carried...
  • Obama's Approval Slide Finds Whites Down to 39%

    11/25/2009 7:12:43 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 47 replies · 1,523+ views
    GALLUP ^ | 11-25-09 | by Jeffrey M. Jones
    "PRINCETON, NJ -- Since the start of his presidency, U.S. President Barack Obama's approval rating has declined more among non-Hispanic whites than among nonwhites, and now, fewer than 4 in 10 whites approve of the job Obama is doing as president."
  • (Gallup) Obama's Approval Slide Finds Whites Down to 39%

    11/24/2009 1:33:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 136 replies · 5,513+ views
    Gallup ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jeffrey M Jones
    Since the start of his presidency, U.S. President Barack Obama's approval rating has declined more among non-Hispanic whites than among nonwhites, and now, fewer than 4 in 10 whites approve of the job Obama is doing as president. Obama last week fell below 50% approval in Gallup Daily tracking for the first time in his presidency, both in daily three-day rolling averages and in Gallup Daily tracking results aggregated weekly. (snip) Blacks' support for Obama has averaged 93% during his time in office, and has been at or above 90% nearly every week during his presidency. Thus, part of the...
  • Poll: Obama faces white flight

    11/24/2009 3:11:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 2,394+ views
    politico.com ^ | Nov. 24, 2009 | MATT NEGRIN
    Just 39 percent of white Americans now approve of President Obama's job performance, a steep drop-off of support since he was inaugurated in January, according to the latest Gallup Poll. In his first full week in office, starting Jan. 26, just over six in 10 white people gave him their approval. Now that number is down to under four in 10, indicating a net drop of 22 points. Black voters, meanwhile, have continued to support Obama to the tune of approximately 90 percent. And Democrats and liberals give Obama approval ratings of above 80 percent. "Though he maintains widespread loyalty...
  • What White Women Want, Surprisingly the GOP

    11/13/2009 9:55:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 2,527+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 13, 2009 | David Paul Kuhn
    This week, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, told reporters the GOP offers a "back-of-the-hand treatment to women." Later she said two conservative female representatives only serve to further "repulse women." You see, Schultz said on MSNBC, Republicans "don't really get very many women when it comes to elections." The week before, in Virginia, the Republican gubernatorial candidate won women. And in blue New Jersey, the Republican lost women but won white women by 18 percentage points. Last year, John McCain won a majority of the white female vote. They sum to more than 25 million women. Democrats, so...
  • Former NBA Star/Sports Show Host John Salley: Why Doesn't 'White America' Love Obama Anymore?

    09/25/2009 4:03:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies · 1,814+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 9-25-09 | Stuart James
    You may have never thought you could get this political insight from a sports commentator, but former NBA Detroit Pistons star-turned-host of "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" on Fox Sports Network John Salley has defied expectations. Salley recently appeared on September 23 edition of "The Adam Carolla" podcast and asked Carolla a very pointed and insightful question. "I have a question - do you hate Obama?" Salley asked. "Why are so many people who now hate him after just 266 days they loved him? All of white America. Not all of ‘em but the majority."
  • Obama is fast losing white voters' support

    09/07/2009 11:34:41 AM PDT · by steven33442 · 94 replies · 3,058+ views
    After a summer of healthcare battles and sliding approval ratings for President Obama, the White House is facing a troubling new trend: The voters losing faith in the president are the ones he had worked hardest to attract. New surveys show steep declines in Obama's approval ratings among whites -- including Democrats and independents -- who were crucial elements of the diverse coalition that helped elect the country's first black president. Among white Democrats, Obama’s job approval rating has dropped 11 points since his 100-days mark in April, according to surveys by the Pew Research Center for the People and...
  • Obama Is Fast Losing White Voters' Support

    09/06/2009 11:29:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 136 replies · 4,735+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 06, 2009
    Obama Is Fast Losing White Voters' Support His approval ratings with the crucial bloc have plunged since April. Strategists say the healthcare debate is largely to blame, but that's not the only reason. The Obama family returns from Camp David. It's unclear whether President Obama's ratings slip is based on policy or personal issues. (Ron Sachs / Pool Photo / September 6) Graphic: Poll results By Peter Wallsten September 7, 2009 Reporting from Washington - After a summer of healthcare battles and sliding approval ratings for President Obama, the White House is facing a troubling new trend: The voters losing...
  • Obama's declining support among whites

    09/05/2009 6:25:12 PM PDT · by mathprof · 86 replies · 3,676+ views
    chicago tribune ^ | 9/4/09 | Peter Wallsten
    After a summer of health care battles and sliding approval ratings for President Obama, the White House is facing a troubling new trend: The voters losing faith in the president are the ones he had worked hardest to attract. New surveys show steep declines in Obama's approval ratings among whites--including Democrats and independents--who were crucial elements of the diverse coalition that helped elect the country's first black president. Among white Democrats, Obama's job approval rating has dropped 11 points since his 100-days mark in April, according to surveys by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. It...
  • GOP Sees Opportunity With White Voters After Gates Saga

    08/09/2009 5:02:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 935+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 7, 2009 | David Weigel
    Two weeks after President Obama said that Cambridge, Mass., police had “acted stupidly” by arresting Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates for arguing with them inside his home, Republicans are still taking stock of their unexpected political gift. A Pew Research poll released on July 30 found the president’s approval rating among white voters slipping seven points, from 53 percent to 46 percent, explicitly because of their disappointment in the Gates remarks. A CNN/Opinion Research poll released on August 4 found that six out of 10 white voters disagreed with the president’s remarks. A Quinnipiac poll released on August 6...