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AP Poll: Bitter Clinger Whites Shun Dems

From the multicultural elites of the Associated Press:

AP-GfK Poll: Working-class whites shun Dems

By Alan Fram, Associated Press Writer
October 6, 2010

WASHINGTON – Desperate for jobs and cool toward President Barack Obama, working-class whites are flocking to Republicans, turning a group long wary of Democrats into an even bigger impediment to the party’s drive to keep control of Congress.

An Associated Press-GfK poll shows whites without four-year college degrees preferring GOP candidates by twice the margin of the last two elections, when Democrats made significant gains in the House and Senate. The poll, conducted last month, found this group favoring GOP hopefuls 58 percent to 36 percent — a whopping 22 percentage-point gap

It’s interesting that the AP defines "working class" as anyone one without a four-year college degree.

Compared with better-educated whites, working-class whites tend to be older and more conservative — groups that traditionally lean Republican and are uneasy with the young president’s activist governing.

Maybe actually working for a living makes you feel older. By the way, Mr. Obama is 49 years old. That is not particularly "young."

Their wariness is reinforced by a prolonged economic funk that has disproportionately hurt the working class and shown scant signs of improvement under Obama and Congress’ majority Democrats.

Notice that it’s not a ‘recession,’ it’s a "prolonged funk." And even the Democrats haven’t been able to improve it.

But even the AP has to admit that it has "disproportionately hurt the working class." Which, of course, was no accident. As this poll shows, they are not Democrat voters.

Though accustomed to trailing among working-class whites, Democrats can hardly afford further erosion from a group that accounts for about 4 in 10 voters nationally.

Or, alternatively, the Democrat Party could seek to make this group an even smaller percentage of the national electorate. Which may help explain why the ‘white working class’ has been so clearly targeted by the White House and Congress for obliteration.

In the AP-GfK poll, working-class whites were likelier than white college graduates to say their families are suffering financially and to have a relative who’s recently lost a job. They are less optimistic about the country’s economy and their own situations, gloomier about the nation’s overall direction and more critical of how Democrats are handling the economy

They are likelier than better-educated whites to dislike Obama personally and are more negative about his leadership. Over half say he doesn’t understand ordinary Americans’ problems. They are also likelier to disapprove of Obama’s performance as president, including more than two-thirds who are unhappy with his stewardship of the economy

What a bunch of uneducated redneck rubes — bitterly clinging to a country that is long gone.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “AP Poll: Bitter Clinger Whites Shun Dems”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    whites without four-year college degrees

    among working-class whites

    I am like, so confused, like I really thought that these are the “working’ man that the like Dems were for. I guess it’s that white in there that makes the diff – if you are white and working class – well tuff toos, sucks to be you. It’s beginning to be more like if you are white and anything other than a foaming at the mouth moronic liberal – you are the problem. Doesn’t matter to them that you have no job, that you are worried about losing your house or heck, even putting food on the table – as long as you believe in the American Way, the Constitution, God, family, the Bible and Guns – you don’t matter.

    And what the morons in the DNC forget is that these are the people who make America work, who are the majority of America, who vote without someone driving them to the polls and oh yeah – also are the majority of the Armed Forces.

    Even MI (sans Detroit which is a lost cause) is turning Repub this fall – seems that you can learn a lesson on the failures of liberalism – now and then.

    God Help America
    A Proud American Infidel

  2. proreason says:

    If ‘uneducated’ people are the only ones who can see through Obamy, it makes you wonder about the value of ‘education’, doesn’t it?

  3. Natural Born Citizen says:

    I would like the AP to explain to me how there is still 90% + approval for BHO in the black community when the percentage of young black males who are unemployed is much higher than the national limit?

    • proreason says:

      Street hustling and handouts pay better than jobs, and both are tax-free.

      Besides, when you never get married (70% out-of-wedlock birth rate), and have no family to support, it’s easy to live cheaply. Find a place to crash, food isn’t expensive, no need for a car in the inner cities, no need for insurance, they don’t need or have health insurance, no child support….almost any money they get is discretionary income. They don’t have to pay for sex either. That’s free as well, and they have more variety than married men do.

      I’ll bet the average unemployed inner city male has much more discrationary income than I do, after a lifetime of working at mid to high income jobs.

      The only black men complaining are the very few who are attempting to live a middle class lifestyle. The rest don’t have any economic problems so they are free to vote on demographics and handouts. They probably don’t know much about Obamy, but they know he is half black and he keeps telling them he is going to take money away from Whitey and give it to them. Why would they support for a white person who has the opposite intent? Particularly when Whitey wants to make them work.

      I’m not joking about this. I hadn’t thought about it much before, but what I just said makes perfect sense.

      Similar dynamics are in play for minority women. Why should they support people who want to cut their benefits and put them to work? Now that I think about it, black women could tranform black men very quickly, but what incentive do they have to do it? Liberals tell them all the time that they are incapable of doing anything useful. They get paid to have babies instead. Abortion is free if they choose that path. Single mothers are now an exalted class as well. They get more praise for that than anything else they do in their lives By not marrying they have the same sexual choices men have. Things work great just the way liberals have designed it for them. And Obamy is going to make it even better. He is arranging free houses, free health care and other goodies for them. Life is good and getting better.

  4. Coco Q. Rico says:

    Things are not looking good for the Democrats, for sure. But I went back to some history of 2006, and I think I figured out what happened with all those stories about gay suicides. It’s part of the Meg Whitman scandal, and a host of other attempts to pull off an October surprise, the way the Dems did in 2006 with gay scandals:


    Read it and think for yourself about whether this is all yet another Hail Mary pass. It angers me that they would exploit gay suicides. That’s just wrong.

  5. Mithrandir says:

    Blacks seem to make decisions based on skin color which is no surprise, as they have been told from birth to “think black, act black, buy black, vote black.” I am just shocked that Obama’s approval rating is not 100% among blacks! Who are the other 9% who would admit they don’t support him?

    Whites, on the other hand, seem to look at situations based on the evidence. While white people were the first to ban slavery, 140 some-odd years ago, black people still practice it in Africa today. White people are told to not associate with their own kind, “diversity is the answer!” yet black people are not scolded for doing the same things, they are encouraged to hold contempt for non-blacks.

  6. Dokemion says:

    Returning to college can be a well recognized and controversial topic, the president of the United States would like single moms to go back to college. The belief is that when single mothers return to school they’ll get the training they have to have to come back to the employed pool. More mums that enter in the workforce raises spending and from this investing of dollars the economic system will increase.

    • proreason says:

      Another form of redistribution. It works two ways.

      1. it’s another way to funnel money to libwit voters and convert them to Marxism
      2. meanwhile, marxist ‘educators’ grow wealthier via the public teat.

      HIgher eduction could be useful, if universities offered useful subject matter (other than the science and engineering curricula, and to a lesser extent, the business curricula). Unfortunately, most people in universities ‘study’ the ‘arts’ and social sciences, which are simply indoctrination camps for liberalism. How many jobs are there for anthropologists, anyway? Sociologists? History majors? English majors? Foreign language majors? Drama majors? Music majors? and on and on.

      Of course, studing to be a Community Organizer (whatever that is) does seem to prepare people for lucrative careers in shaking down the productive classes.

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