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Even blacks are fed up with Barack Obama

By CALLIE MORAN -- Capitol Hill White House Correspondent
September 22, 2011

President Barack Obama: The doom and gloom continues

Support for fading President Barack Obama among African Americans has dropped considerable, plummeting 25 percentage points in a new Washington Post-ABC news poll.

The numbers echo Obama’s falling fortunes among other voter groups but also show that blacks can no longer put the fact that the President is one of their own over the nation’s growing unemployment rates that hit them the harest.

Black voters used to be Obama’s strongest supporters.  No longer.

Besides unemployment, black political leaders say the President is not doing enough to help their causes and African American voters express dissatisfaction with his Presidency.

“Face it, Obama’s an Oreo,” black activist Quentin Hairston told Capitol Hill Blue. “He’s black on the outside but white in th middle.  The white establishment controls him just like every other President.”

Andra Gillespie, a political science professor at Emery University, studies African Americans.

“There is a certain amount of racial loyalty and party loyalty, but eventually that was going to have to weaken,” Gillespie told The Washington Post. “It’s understandable given the economy.”

 

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2 Responses to Even blacks are fed up with Barack Obama

  1. griff

    September 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Hey!!! It’s African-American…This site is so not PC!

  2. Rick

    September 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    How is he doing with the Muslim bloc?