View Full Version : Obama So this is what "post-racial" means

Saul Good
11-24-2009, 04:20 PM

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.


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 reason Obama's support among nonwhites has not dropped as much as his support among other groups is because of his consistent support from blacks. (With Hispanics' approval rating down five points, greater declines among Asians, Native Americans, and those of mixed races account for his total seven-point drop among nonwhites.)

The accompanying table shows how Obama's approval rating has changed by subgroup from his first full week in office to the most recent week. The only subgroup showing a greater change than whites is Republicans, down 24 points during this time. Independents' approval of Obama has declined nearly as much (down 18 points), whereas support among Democrats is down only 6 points.

Obama's strongest support comes from blacks, Democrats, and liberals -- all of whom give him approval ratings above 80%. He maintains solid support of more than 60% from nonwhites, Hispanics, and young adults.

11-24-2009, 04:21 PM
Democrats - the party of dipshits.

Saul Good
11-24-2009, 08:31 PM
Generic Congressional Ballot: Voters not affiliated with either party continue to heavily favor Republicans, 44% to 20%.


If this holds, 2010 is going to be a bloodbath.

Dallas Chief
11-25-2009, 12:09 AM
Democrats - the party of dipshits.

It is so amazing to me that they own the legislative and executive branches and are STILL having the hardest time getting sh!t done. Incompetent fools really. I guess it is a tough job trying to buy off one another for a vote here and there. The only thing they can all agree on is that the Republicans are the debil!

At this point I wish they would pass the health care bill, and any other garbage legislation they can dream up in the next 6 months or so. That'll pretty much guarantee them a quick exit in 2010. Buh-bye now...

Saul Good
11-25-2009, 06:36 AM
Even if it results in a landslide for the Republicans, it isn't worth the damage that would be done to the country. Maybe if the Rs could be trusted to adhere to conservative principles, but we know that they won't.