Obama’s losing support among white women.
Barack Obama’s favorability ratings among white women has declined significantly in recent months, particularly among Democrats and independents, presenting an immediate obstacle for the likely Democratic nominee as he moves to shore up his party’s base.
According to a new report by The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, half of white women now have a negative perception of Obama.
Forty-nine percent of white women view Obama unfavorably, while only 43 percent hold a favorable opinion. In February, 36 percent of these women viewed Obama unfavorably, while 56 percent had a positive perception of the likely Democratic nominee.
Over the same period, Democratic white women’s negative view of Obama increased from 21 percent to 35 percent, while their positive view decreased from 72 percent to 60 percent — roughly the same rate as white women overall.
Maybe it’s his association with terrorists and race baiters that are chasing women away. Or maybe it’s his loud-mouthed, negative, America-hating wife. Maybe it’s his hideous stance on foreign policy and national security. Maybe it’s his many, many, many gaffes and misstatements. Maybe it’s the fact that he’s just an empty suit with no experience and nothing to say except to feebly bleat “HOPE!” and “CHANGE!”. Honestly, it could be any of these reasons. They’re certainly enough to make me want to run away screaming.
But hey, at least he’s still got the black vote locked up, right?