Each week Gallup publishes a breakdown of its presidential job approval rating, broken down by demographic groups. Here's the latest one, released yesterday.
Among what groups has Barack Obama's approval rating fallen to 50 percent or below? Several. First is among married people, where the president has a 47 percent approval rating. Then there are men, among whom Obama has a 50 percent rating. And people over 65, among whom he has a 48 percent rating. And white people, at 46 percent.
If you're a political independent, you don't approve of Obama, either; he's at 46 percent with that group. Same if you go to church weekly; Obama's rating among regular churchgoers is at 45 percent. So from Gallup, these are the groups among whom Obama is at 50 percent or below:
Over 65 48
Weekly church 45
Some college 50
Those are Obama's weak spots. But what about his strong points? Among the groups in which he has an approval rating of 60 percent or higher are people age 18-29, at 63 percent; unmarried people, at 63 percent; blacks, at 92 percent; Hispanics, at 69 percent; other non-whites, at 73 percent; people with graduate study beyond a college degree, 60 percent; and people who make less than $2,000 a month, at 64 percent. Here's the list:
Other non-white 73
Graduate study 60
Less than $2,000/month 64
THESE RESULTS HOW EXACTLY WHERE THE GOP MUST IMPROVE.
THEY CAN, TOO.
- EMPHASIZE THE SOCIAL ISSUES ON WHICH BLACKS AND HISPANICS AGREE WITH THE GOP: NO GAY MARRIAGE; SCHOOL VOUCHERS.
- EMPHASIZE THE FACT THAT OBAMACARE WILL FORCE GOOD STRONG HEALTHY YOUNG PEOPLE STARTING OUT AT NEW LOWER-PAYING JOBS (POORER PAYING THAN THE JOBS THEY MAY GET IN 5-10 YEARS, THAT IS) TO BUY HEALTHCARE.
- TO HOLD ON TO AND GROW THE INDEPENDENTS - ALL THE GOP HAS TO KEEP DOING IS PROVING HOW OBAMA ISN'T REALLY AS MODERATE OR CENTRIST AS HE CLAIMED DURING THE CAMPAIGN. IOW: OBAMA LIED TOP THEM.
- IF THE GOP COULD CARRY SEVERAL CITIES, THEN THEY WIN THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS EASILY.
- CARRYING CITIES WHICH HAVE BEEN "OWNED AND OPERATED" BY DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE EASY - BASED ON HOW LOUSY THEY'RE ALL DOING.
- UNFORTUNATELY, THESE CITIES ARE ONE-PARTY TOWN WHICH HAVE INCREDIBLY CORRUPT GOVERNMENT AND POWERFUL MACHINES, AND THAT MAKES IT A TOUGH PROPOSITION DESPITE THE PPOR RSULTS THE MACHINESA AFCTUALLY BRONG TO CITIZENS LIVING BENEATH THEM.