Posted by Wordsmith on 30 April, 2011 at 6:35 am. 2 comments already!


Though racial politics played a big role in Barack Obama’s historic 2008 victory, the president’s liberal admirers now worry over falling approval among ethnic minorities. Charles M. Blow of the New York Times noted polling that showed sharp declines in his support from Hispanics and Blacks; even if non-white backing dipped by only 10 percent from his crushing majorities last time, the president would lose the election. The core problem is approval ratings among whites that seldom exceeds 40 percent, suggesting Obama stands little chance of replacing declining minority numbers with a surge in white support.

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