WHY? - Obama Approval 91% w/ Blacks, 36% w/ Whites

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  1. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    Quite the interesting set of statistics from Gallup.

    I don't think I can explain such an EXTREME discrepancy. Interested in the community's thoughts on the topic. What are the political implications here? Does Obama deserve 91% approval from ANY group? FYI - Obama's actual overall approval rating is much closer to the lower number:

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  2. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    African Americans are typically liberal, so that doesn't surprise me. Bill Clinton had similar numbers among African Americans.

    I'm curious about the 12% of Republicans that approve of Obama, though. Who the hell are they? :D
     
  3. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

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    Holy, that is shocking. What are those poor, uneducated white southerners smoking?!?!

    See what I did there?
     
  4. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    True. An important fact to bring to the conversation.

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  5. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Color, party loyalty (heaven knows why), etc. First cannot be underestimated. Like OJ, facts don't matter. Got two brothers of my girlfriend who think any negative comment it just racist poop but they usually are worse than any hooded folk.
     
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    If it's Monday, it must be time for another culture wars thread from 5point. :rolleyes:
     
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    So, clearly, whites are more racially prejudiced than blacks. :D
     
  8. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. It was very culture wars-esque for fivepoint to conduct that survey and chart the results.
     
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    Are we not allowed to talk about things deemed "culture wars"?
     
  10. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Culture Wars

    "Culture Wars" = "something I would rather not talk about or give any real discussion to despite it's alarming nature"

    And yes, shame on you fivepoint for using such a biased insane survey by nasty Rasmussen... Oh wait....
     
  11. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but it's getting to the point where it's almost racism.

    Look at how silly blacks can't ride bikes!

    Look at how silly blacks die more often!

    Look at how mindwashed blacks support Obama!

    SEE? SEE? BLACKS ARE INFERIOR, GUYS, RIGHT?

    *NUDGE NUDGE*

    Gosh, it feels good to be white (this part implicit, but, by definition, left out).


    Also, if you even suggest that there's racial angle when Whites are against Obama, you're a raving Liberal, looking for racism because you can't think of anything else.
     
  12. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    Good news, Dorothy. We found the Strawman.
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The real interesting tidbits lie outside the usual American obsession with race. For instance, the more educated you are, the more likely your are to support him.
     
  14. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Haha I was waiting for that one...

    In response I would direct you toward any number of polls finding that about 80% of college professors are liberal, with only around 15% being conservative.
     
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    So you are saying that once you have attained the highest form of education our society bestows on an individual, the natural tendency is to vote liberal, gotcha. :D
     
  16. it5five macrumors 65816

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    There are far more interesting parts of that survey.

    Examples:

    18-29 year olds - 57%
    Postgraduate - 53%
    Moderate - 54%

    and

    High school or less - 42%
    South - 41%
    Geriatrics - 38%

    So, I could just as easily say that young, well educated people who live in desirable parts of the country (meaning, not in the south) approve of Obama, whereas old, uneducated people living in the south, unsurprisingly, don't approve of Obama.

    Also interesting:

    The older the respondents get, the less likely they approve of Obama.
    The richer the respondents get, the less likely they approve of Obama.
    The less educated the respondents get, the less likely they approve of Obama.

    So, to quote your original question:

     
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    Yes, but hopefully we can turn it into an "old white people living in the south are racist AND dumb" thread.
     
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    That would be adorable.
     
  20. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps it's to do with the thought of the alternative being in poower?
     
  21. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for sticking up for logic and sanity. MyDesktopBroke loves jumping the shark and claiming racism... if he can just get his opponent defending charges of racism, he doesn't have to engage them in actual intellectual debate. I've tried sharing the actual definition of racism with him before - to no avail.


    I'll respond with a bit of humor (to lighten the mood in here). All points are made in jest.

    • Young ignorant fools who've never done anything, built anything, accomplished anything substantial in their lives. Just old enough to vote, still young enough to not know what the heck they're talking about.
    • Professional learners who have no attachment to or experience with the real world. Those who can't do, teach, those who can't teach continually learn.
    • Fence sitters, unopinionated, unengaged, uninformed, individuals who determine philosophy depending on their mood of the day.

    and

    • People who work 'dirty jobs' for a living. People who fought for everything they got in life - had nothing handed to them.
    • North, West, East, what's your point?
    • People who've been there, done that, know what works, know what doesn't. People with the most real world experience.


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  22. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Please stop. My sides are hurting.
     
  23. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    you mean you wouldn't think of explaining this poll by saying it shows that almost all blacks are racists? :p
     
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    It's cuz he's black, we got his back yo!

    Ain't gonna vote for no jive ass honkey up in dem white house.
     
  25. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Speaking of ignorant...

    Age has nothing to do with understanding an issue. I'm 19, I've been told by many of my professors that I have a far better understanding of the big issues than most that they teach. That's because I read news constantly every day, not because of anything special about me.

    It only takes a wanting to understand to be knowledgable about an issue. Don't mistake having a different opinion as "not understanding."
     

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