Gallup: Fifty-Five Point Difference in Support of President Obama Among Blacks and Whites

A new Gallup poll shows just how racially divided the country has become over the President. The poll shows a whopping 91% of Blacks supporting Barack Obama as compared to only 36% of Whites.

President Obama’s overall approval rating has stayed below 50% and some polls have him in the 30s. This poll shows him at 45%.

Democrats still like Obama by 79% and liberals are just slightly lower at 75%. The poll would suggest that liberals are not altering their views of the President despite his adoption of many Bush era policies, as discussed earlier.

Gallup shows failing popularity in every other demographic group beyond African-Americans:
57%. Hispanics: 55%. Moderates: 54%. Unmarrieds: 53%. Easterners: 52%. Women: 47%. Midwesterners and Westerners: 45%.

Beyond Whites in general, the worst groups are married citizens at 39% and seniors at 38%.

While the Administration has been trying to appeal to conservatives in various areas, it does not seem to be having an impact. Obama has a 23% popularity among conservatives. For Republicans, it is down to 12%.

Source: LA Times

164 thoughts on “Gallup: Fifty-Five Point Difference in Support of President Obama Among Blacks and Whites”

  1. Wall St views Obama a anti-business in this poll while middle class people think he has been too favorable to Wall St. That’s a no win for him and it is one of the reason the democrats are in trouble. The good thing about the poll for him is that he beats Palin 2 to 1 in a match-up.

  2. Dr.Slarti

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    Below is his resignation letter made public today

    Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, former Chairman; Former member Defense Science Board, chmn of Technology panel; Chairman DSB study on Nuclear Winter; Former member Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Former member, President’s Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee; Chairman APS study on Nuclear Reactor Safety Chairman Risk Assessment Review Group; Co-founder and former Chairman of JASON; Former member USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Served in US Navy in WW II; books: Technological Risk (about, surprise, technological risk) and Why Flip a Coin (about decision making)

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