BREAKING: Black People Still Like Obama
1 year ago
Black voter says Obama is like having the "Cosbys in the White House"
While many polls have shown voters going goo-goo, ga-ga over the black contender for president Herman Cain, the love shown for Obama since his election has barely budged for African American voters.
In a Pew Research Center poll from earlier this month, the same percentage of black voters who responded favorably for Obama in 2008 exit polls is the same for those who responded this month to Pew: 95%
While Obama still seems to have the level of support from black voters, support from white voters has waned, especially among white men, 41% of whom exit polled for Obama in 2008, but only 34% of whom are polling for him now. A slight drop in support from white women is shown also.
Another noteworthy drop is from Hispanic support -- From 67% in 2008 to 60% this month, while GOP candidate Mitt Romney has seen increasing support compared to Sen. John McCain in 2008.
In a New York Times poll from last month, less than 10% of black voters said Obama failed to meet their presidential expectations, while 30% said he exceeded expectations.
Asked why they supported him, black responders to the New York Times didn't say it was merely because their president is black, but rather that Republicans are protecting the rich at the expense of the poor, and that their trickle-down Reagan-omics aren't working for them.
For their story, New York Times talked to a number of African Americans in traditional black settings like barber shops. One person, Lemar Foster Jr., 48, said in the Ultimate Choice barbershop in Charlotte, that having Obama for President was like having "the Cosbys in the White House" while he preferred "Sanford and Son."