A new Gallup poll has Obama's approval rating at 56%. For the month of June Obama's approval rating was 61%. The demographic breakdown for the June numbers had 53% of whites approving the job the president was doing, with 95% of blacks and 81% of all other non-whites likewise.
With the new 56% approval number for July 8th, it appears that Obama's favorability among whites has most likely dropped near or below 50%. Gallup has not provided internals for this new poll.
Since most congressional districts are racially gerrymandered, it will be interesting to see if more "Blue Dog" Democrats, whose constituents are predominately white, start asserting themselves more against this administration. It would bean encouraging event to see Mississippi Congressman Gene Taylor (D), who did not endorse Obama for president, take the lead in this effort.
Chrisite looks likely to defeat Corzine in November.
Last edited by gardenstate; 11-03-2011 at 06:40 PM.
Man, 58%? Isn't that bound to be the lowest a president's achieved during the honeymoon period? We of course would rate him a zero or worse, but it's good news that Oh!Bummer is already viewed that negatively by the sheeple.
I guess it's a sure thing people are now rating him on real-world factors -- lost job, can't sell house etc. -- as opposed to the purely pigmentational and ideological criteria they went by in electing him, as you indicate. Blax voted their skin color, whites voted their guilty lack of any.
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Christie, meaning Whitman? Please share with us your opinion of her or whomever you're referring to. If Corzine is worse than CTW, the situation is extreme. (As it was when I left NJ in 1992!)
You're obviously doing some fine work at work, Gard -- in keeping with the patriot's unwritten motto that every moment is a teachable moment. Everybody remember that every hour of the day. Carry TNT and other patriot lit in your car -- chances will </span>come up for sharing and expounding it. Don't be bashful!
No, Nelson. Former federal attorney Chris Christie, not Christie Whitman. Chris Christie's first move after winning the GOP nomination was to replace the current failed GOP State leader, with a conservative State Senator named Jay Webber. The nominnee has the perogative to choose the state GOP leader. Christie is pro-life, where Whitman, well you know what her position on abortion is.
In other news, a Ron Paul supporting and pro-life assemblyman Mike Doherty, beat a sitting pro-choice State Senator in June's GOP primary.
... in addition Steve Lonegan made a strong showing in the Gubernatorial primary winning 43% of the vote, and moved Christie to the right on many issues. Lonegan is certainly to the right of Gov. Mark Sanford.
Corzine and the Dems are tryingto legalize gay marriage quickly, because come November polls show Corzine will lose and the GOP may take back one of the state houses, if not both.
This is a heavily Democratic state, so the polls will tighten over the next couple of months. A new Rasmussen poll has Corzine down by 12 points. Let's see what happens.
Finally, Christie Whitman's daughter has run in two GOP primaries for local and state offices. She lost both times. The GOP has no love left for the Whitman era.
Last edited by gardenstate; 11-03-2011 at 06:41 PM.
Wow, so much good news out of the belly of the beast! Love that last part, may the Whitmans rot in obscurity for all ages. Keep us up to date on Jersey's return from the dead please. One could easily imagine it's still a mostly conservative state in terms of the man on the street. Liberals there get all the coverage, but NE NJ can't be mistaken for the whole enchilada.
Originally Posted by Nelson3
Over the years I have looked at the demographic breakdown of votes in many state elections. The reason that NJ has consistently elected so many left wing democrats to state wide offices is that the NJ GOP can't win a bigger majority of the white vote. Each election they win between 48 to 54% of the white vote. They lose the non-white vote usually 90 to10.
Most elections the NJ GOP candidatewill win the white vote, butis unable to get over sixty percent like GOP candidates in SC and the rest of the south and mountain west.
Christie will most certainly win the white vote, however he needs to get around 55% or higher.
I can remember before the 2006 national mid-term election, a political analysist was saying that without the non-white vote in the 2004 electionthe Democratic Party would have seen its total of senators reduced from 45 to 38 and the GOP would have seen its total raise from 55 to 62 members.
In NJ, like the south, its hard for GOP candidates to win state wide elections if they don't get close to sixty perecent of the white vote. In the south they have clearly been more successful.
Last edited by gardenstate; 09-02-2011 at 12:35 AM.
Wikipedia on ethnicity in NJ is confusing -- perhaps deliberately -- but it somehow sounds good for whites. Italians are the largest "ethnic group", with blax only in second place? Are they whistling in the dark?
Whatever happens, I still cherish the dream of white voters somehow finding themselves (each year we spend under pezident Oh!Bummer should help) and simply outnumbering the others at the polls when the chips are down. Don, ruin that for me please.
I think Corzine is a afraid that the white voters will find themselves in November, that is why Obama is coming to NJ on the 16th of July to campaign for him. The Democrats are worried that black voter turnout will fall sharply from the 2008 presidential elections.
There is every indication that this will be the case. When white independent voters are mad at a Democratic candidate, and there is a low black voter turnout, the Democratic candidate is in real trouble.
Talk to you soon Nelson. I have to get up at 6 am for work. Right now I am going to enjoy a glass of Merlot, and read one of the 36 back- issues of The Russian Review: An American Quarterly Devoted to Russia Past and Present I just purchased.
The January 1962 issue has a great article Dostoevsky in the Criticism of the Russian Radical Intelligentsia.
Yes, the quarterly is 47 years old, but in great condition. The articles are still more interesting than anything written in the National Review today, and I already read the latest issue of TNT.
Last edited by gardenstate; 11-20-2011 at 07:14 PM.
That all sounds great, Gard. Skol! Truth is never out of date......
I should know what all that means, but I don't. Blue Dogs are fiscally conservative Democrats and they can't stand the blatant socialism anymore, is that it??
So many people believed that this president represented "change",but never realize that he does not make a move until all are approved his handlers,Rahm Emanuel,David Axelrod,with back up by Saul Alinsky,mention these names to most people and see the blank stares!
Some tribally-named authoress was apparently detailed to mollify Obama's critics by writing a book showing how his alleged father was even more blatantly rotten than he. It predictably comes out spun as a "tragedy" not a farce as it properly should. How to demonstrate that Obama Sr. was a rotten, stinking bum but still attempt to use it to shore up love and affection for Barry?
OH... that's easy... it simply becomes part of the HARD CHILDHOOD he that turned Barry himself into a loser and monster, poor pitiful him! Works every time as the comments here also show:
Whole lotta spin goin' on since we ceased to be a meritocracy.....
I am not in the least interested in Obongo's sex life (except insofar as it's damning) and only post this to show what a fraud he is as negro icon. He clearly has no identification with either of his races since his only loyalty is to PC and what it can do for him.
Young Barack Obama Had Great ‘Sexual Warmth’ But Sharp Edges… And He ‘Didn’t Have a Black Bone in His Body’
My flight into JAX today was diverted to Orlando to accommodate Barry Soetoro's visit to Jacksonville to woo the Black Vote. My sources tell me that there was ONE SINGLE NEGRO in Jax who intended not to vote for Obama. To remedy such an unacceptable state of affairs, the POTUS crew complete with Air Farce One and the whole Secret Service plowed into Duval County to protect Soetoro from possible Al Qaeda attack. They shut down the entire airport for some hours. I was delayed by two hours. But we Honquis don't count anyway
Hopefully Barry was able to get through to that one Negro straggler.