Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Recent polls show President Obama’s poll numbers are on a steady decline. The vast majority of the population that the President is losing are White working class men. Recently the support of White women has dropped to an all time low also. Why the steady decline by White people? I’ll share my views on that particular subject in a few minutes; but first a few facts.

According to the Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll, In January 2010, the President’s job approval was 65%. Today, the President’s job approval is 45%; Gallop is pretty much the same. When it comes to White men, 82% disapprove of the job the President is doing; White women disapproval of the job the President is doing is 77%. Although 46% of Americans believe President Obama’s policies will do more to help the economy improve, as opposed to just 29% believe continuing former President Bush’s policies will do more to help the economy improve; we still get mixed messages. Here’s why I ask the question, is this racism or ignorance. A recent poll by Gallop asked, If the election was held today, would you vote for a Democrat or Republican; 46% said they would vote Republican, 45% said they would vote Democrat.

When I read these poll numbers, and dig a little deeper on why these people would vote the way they say they will vote, and why; it actually makes me think that all of these people are suffering from “Joe The Plumber” mentality. After eight years of proof that former President Bush’s policies wrecked the economy, approximately half of Americans want Bush’s policies to return; tax breaks for the rich, and the benefits for the middle class will trickle down. It almost seems as if the pollsters are polling Tea Party members and Independents only. It’s hard for me to believe the people who were put on hold by Republicans for months in regards to passing the bill for extending unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans, want to vote for Republicans.

So you tell me, is this racism or ignorance?

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