Tuesday, November 13, 2012
White Voters Helped Re-elect Obama
* About 56% of Obama's support came from white voters.
* About 40% of all white voters voted for President Obama.
* About 35% of white men voted for President Obama.
* President Obama received a significantly larger portion of the white vote than Romney received of the minority vote (Romney did not achieve even 30% of the vote of any minority group).
Now I am not trying to minimize the importance of the large margins of minority votes in helping to re-elect President Obama. It was extremely important. I am only saying that millions of white voters also voted for the president. It took a coalition of many races, ethnicities, ages, and sexes to re-elect President Obama -- and white voters were a significant part of that multi-group coalition. Millions of whites joined millions of minorities in Obama's "big tent" coalition, and that's a good sign for the future of this nation.