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Data Reveals Obama Held the White Vote

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Obama's 39 percent is the same as the share Clinton won in 1992. Obama's share exceeded that earned by Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter (1980), and George McGovern. What skewed the popular misinterpretation of the statistics is the increase in the number of voters of color.

Gene Demby

The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 And Obama's White Voter Problem | Gene Demby | Posted 07.03.2012 | Black Voices

In the year after the bill that would become the Civil Rights Act was introduced into Congress, the president who stumped for it would be killed, his ...

Why So Many Whites Vote Against Themselves

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Government spending and programs to many are tantamount to hand outs to undeserving blacks and the poor and that in turn equals money snatched from the pockets of hard working whites.

Obama's Big Problems In The Deep South

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.12.2012 | Black Voices

Obama's problems in the Deep South aren't limited to suspicion over his religion. And the suspicion over his identity isn't limited to the South. ...

For Obama, Trouble On The Trail

Posted 10.27.2011 | Politics

By KEN THOMAS AND JENNIFER AGIESTA, Associated Press (AP) WASHINGTON -- Whites and women are a re-election problem for President Barack Obama. Youn...

Deer Hunting With Democrats

Nick Penniman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Penniman

McCain is inarticulate about the economy, and the Republican brand is more tarnished than it has been in decades.

Obama And The Midwestern Color Line

Chicago Magazine | David Mendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In fall 2006, before Barack Obama and his coterie of astute political strategists decided to launch his campaign for president, they burrowed into the...

Charles Barkley: Obama Would Make "Fantastic" President

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

The outspoken athlete and longtime GOP booster says the big question is whether or not white voters will trust a black man. "Once you're inside that little voting booth, try and see Obama as a man, not as a black man."

Is Biden Ready For The Big Game?

Tom Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Douglas

Tim Kaine seemed like a no-brainer, but Obama is the Jordan on this team. He needs role players. It remains to be seen whether Biden is more like a Luc Longley or a Steve Kerr.

The Real Problem with the New York Times Article on Racial Divide

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Moore

What is truly amazing at this point in U.S. history is that white voters now view a black candidate about as positively as a white candidate on most issues, and in some cases much more positively.

Obama Camp Hits NYT Racial Divide Story

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign is taking issue with The New York Times this morning over the paper's front-page piece today on the Times poll released last night...

ABC Poll: Racism Won't Affect Obama's Chances

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Racial attitudes among white Americans show little if any net effect on Barack Obama's candidacy for president, an ABC News analysis finds, because ne...

The Changing Times and the Equinox Voter

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

Can Obama win the white working-class voters in battleground states? Well, he didn't this spring, so that's our first clue. Another is the fact that neither Al Gore nor John Kerry won their support.

Obama's Appalachia Problem Is Real, But Does It Matter

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After months of pundits breaking the electorate into racial categories, the factor of geography is slowly being added to the mix. Obama's alleged pro...

Will Thomas

Jim Webb Speaks Out On Race, Addresses Grievances Of White America | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's refreshing when someone makes the effort to advance the discussion of this year's election beyond debating a black/white divide. So when that so...

Obama In Kentucky And West Virginia: Why Will He Lose?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is now the presumed nominee of the Democratic party. His lead in delegates, popular vote and states won cannot by broken by Sen. Clinton...

Sam Stein

Obama Struggles With Working Class Whites, Dems Emotionally Divided | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Coming into the North Carolina and Indiana primaries, an emphasis was placed on two questions: Could Barack Obama win over the small town vote and, to...

Can Obama Appeal to White Rural Men?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The notion that Obama "can't appeal" to white rural men sells short both Barack Obama and white men who live in rural America. It also flies in the face of the facts.

Poll: Does Clinton Have A Problem With Black Voters?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A recent poll from Rasmussen suggests that the Democrats' problem in November might not be white voters, but black voters. From the internals of toda...

Obama Strategist: Race Won't Be A Problem In The General Election

National Journal | Linda Douglass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's campaign strategist David Plouffe spoke with the National Journal's Linda Douglass about the state of the campaign. When asked about a possib...

Sam Stein

"Mudcat" Saunders: Why Obama Isn't Winning Working Class Whites | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White working class voters. They make up the constituency that many argue will decide the Democratic primary, and one that has thus far proven thorny ...

Obama Strategist: Don't Worry, Dems Usually Lose White Working Class

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During an interview with NPR, Obama's top strategist David Axelrod played down his candidate's loss in Pennsylvania. "The white working class has gon...

White Male Vote Critical For Democrats

Washington Post | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the fierce campaign between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, a battle dominated by questions of race and gender, white men have emerg...

White Voters Deserve More Credit

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

The Clinton campaign message was transparent: they are trying to pigeonhole Obama as the "black" candidate -- not simply as a matter of pigmentation but as a matter of voter appeal.

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama's South Carolina Test: How Many White Votes Will He Get? | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The crucial number in Barack Obama's expected victory in the South Carolina primary today will be the percentage of white voters who cast ballots for ...