President Obama’s Black Support Drops by 25%

Thursday, September 22, 2011

As President Obama’s support among key demographic groups evaporates, he could always count on African Americans as the foundation of his political base. However, even black Americans appear to be rejecting him.

According to the latest Washington Post-ABC news poll, President Obama’s support among African Americans has slipped by a staggering 25%. Five months ago, 83% of blacks held “strongly favorable” view of Mr. Obama. Today, that number has dropped to 58%.

African Americans have been particularly hard hit by the economy with professional black unemployment now at 16.2% and in some metro areas like Charlotte, NC, black unemployment is closer to 20%.

The Congressional Black Caucus has repeatedly asked President Obama to take action on the worsening epidemic of black unemployment but Mr. Obama resists the idea of a jobs program targeting African-Americans. His position is Reaganesque, believing a rising tide will lift all boats. But the tide has become a tsunami of broken dreams for the U.S.’s African America population.

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8 Responses to President Obama’s Black Support Drops by 25%

  1. ajihani says:

    I think President Obama is in serious electoral trouble. If Hillary is waiting for an opportunity, now is the time to unleash her Army of supporters and kick Obama’s butt all the way back to Chicago.

  2. Mets Fan says:

    Blacks are no different from Whites, Hispanics, Asians, American Indians, older workers, younger workers, recent college grads, or high school drop outs.

    People need jobs and President Obama wasted three years on God only knows what while the middle class shrunk and our standard of living disintegrated. Oh, he’s very worried about Afghans and Iraqis but he doesn’t give a shit about us.

  3. Randy Arroyo says:

    If Obama loses black support, he may very well be doomed. He’s already lost the moderates and the independents so I don’t see he path to electability at this point. I think Obama will have a tough battle against Romney if he’s the GOP nominee.

  4. Chad Lebanon says:

    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) sounds like she’s running out of patience with Barry.

  5. Adirondacky says:

    This really shocks me to see. I figured Obama could always take the African American vote to the bank. The Jewish vote is very shaky too and for good reason. Obama’s come from behind, close in the 9th approach doesn’t appear to be working. I think he needs a new campaign team or wave bye bye to 2012.

  6. Nigel Karsten says:

    We browsed the Republican debate on Sky Tel this morning and Mitt Romney came out of the gate strong. He’s hungry and personable. I think President Obama will face him 2012, November. I don’t like saying it but he looked presidential and far superior to the others on the enormous stage.

  7. Joe in Colorado says:

    I guess all Barry has left to count on now is the 20% of the Democratic base who will support him no matter what he does. I’m not a political scientist but even I can see you can’t win a presidential race with a 20% voter pool.

  8. Harry says:

    Start packing Barry. You’re moving back to Chicago in January 2013.

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