In Presidential Election, Age Is a Factor Only Among Whites

Frank Newport, Gallup, May 18, 2012


These results are based on an analysis of more than 15,000 Gallup Daily tracking interviews with registered voters, conducted from April 11-May 16, 2012. {snip}


The impact of age on voting intentions is driven almost entirely by differences among non-Hispanic whites. Age makes little difference in voting preferences among nonwhites, more than 70% of whom support Obama regardless of their age category.

Support is at least marginally higher for Romney than for Obama among all age groups of whites, but rises substantially among those 40 and older, as it does among all Americans. The Republican nominee is ahead by a slim two points among whites aged 18 to 29 but by 25 points among whites aged 40 to 49.

Among nonwhites, Obama’s margin over Romney changes only slightly, ranging from 57 to 63 points.


In 2012, age is a significant correlate of voting behavior—as has been well established in previous elections—but basically only among non-Hispanic white voters. Nonwhite voters are so strong in their support for Obama that age makes little difference.



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  • ed91

    of course they do,  they are racist. 

    by definition, by nature, by everything they hold dear.   Too bad that everything they hold dear is unholy and evil. 

  • anonymous_amren

    A small percentage of non-whites seem to become more sensible once they reach 70.  But that could just be an artifact of sensible people living longer, and may not actually represent a change in opinion.

    Obama’s support amongst whites relies completely on naivety and lack of experience in the real world.

    But notice that white people of all ages prefer Romney to Obama.

  • JohnEngelman

    Obama was strongest among Indian-American voters, leading Romney by a margin of 76 to 8 percent in the poll, and weakest among Filipino Americans, where the vote was 57 percent to 20 percent. Among Chinese Americans, it was 68 percent for Obama, 8 percent for Romney.

    • The__Bobster

      Yet the GOP leadership clings to their belief that non-White immigrants are natural Republicans.

      • JohnEngelman

        Republicans have fantasies about socially conservative Hispanics, who in Republican imaginations value the family, go to church regularly, and so on.
        I am surprised that support for the president is as high as it is among Chinese Americans. They really are socially conservative. After one or two generations they are usually more affluent than whites. 

        • Natassia

          China – communism, hello.

          Eastern Asians are a rather submissive race.

          • JohnEngelman

            White Republicans who beat their chests and roar about how they do not let the government push them around seldom stand up to their bosses in the private sector. 

          • Natassia

            But they prefer the CHOICE of employer and the CHOICE to stay or leave that job. If one chooses to submit to ones leader it is completely different that passively allowing a tyranny to take over your life.

            If your boss is replaced by another, you have the choice to leave and that new boss has zero control over your life. A communist government remains total control of your life unless you leave it’s borders.

          • JohnEngelman


            I was discussing the behavior of many Republicans in the United States. In the U.S. we vote for our political leaders. We do not vote for those who own and run the companies we work for. Leaving because of a bad boss is frequently not a practical decision.

          • ed91

             if you believe that you don’t really know them.

          • Natassia

            Oh I know plenty. Lots of racial solidarity but easily taken advantage of by evil elite rulers.

          • ed91

            to your post below:

            you don’t know as much as you think you do.

        • The__Bobster

          I’m not surprised. Your pets have discovered racial identity politics and they like the finanacial payback.

          • JohnEngelman

            Because Oriental immigrants to the United States usually perform and behave better than white Americans, they are more frequently able to pay their own way. 

            The same can be said of Jews.

          • They are also more frequently able to lie,steal and cheat the system. I can see the jews stealing  American secrets tripping over the Chinese stealing American secrets. “Oy”,says the jew,”i was gonna give  this to my dear Izrael to sell to you guys!”  ” So sorry,but why not cut out middle man?” The Chinese are becoming experts at not paying taxes,at getting government money for nothing.
             Both races are extremely dishonest and expert in blood-sucking the system. See how the Chinese game the ACT/SAT’s to flood into universities. Its Stanford University,not Charlie Chan University. Jews are the biggest crooks of all. But you know all this,John!

          • JohnEngelman

            Darius Jackson,
            Orientals do not need to cheat. Neither do Jews.
            The Chosen People

            Byron M. Roth, American Renaissance, November 2011

            Why are Jews so successful?Richard Lynn, The Chosen People: A Study of Jewish Intelligence and Achievement, Washington Summit Publishers, 2011, 408 pp. soft cover $39.00, hard cover $60.00. 

            The Chosen People: A study of Jewish Intelligence and Achievement is the most recent work of Richard Lynn dealing with group differences in IQ and their ramifications. As in all of his previous work over the past decade, he substantiates his arguments with huge quantities of empirical data. He advances his positions dispassionately and lets the facts speak for themselves, which they do in impressive, nearly irrefutable fashion. In his previous books he examined racial and ethnic differences in IQ for many groups.The Chosen People is a case study of one distinct group that has shown remarkably similar patterns of achievement in a wide variety of settings.Professor Lynn begins by pointing out the extraordinary success of Jews in almost every field. In the 19th century the restrictions that had prevented most Jews from advanced nonreligious study began to be lifted in most of Western Europe, and by mid-century, “people began to observe that Jews were outstandingly successful, and began to speculate that this was attributable to their intellect.”…

            Having established with extraordinary diligence the success of Ashkenazi Jews, Professor Lynn addresses the question of the origins of these Jews’ high intelligence. He dismisses environmental explanations on a number of grounds. He points out that “the four Jewish peoples in Israel occupy a similar environment, with the same access to healthcare and education, but the intelligence differences between them are pronounced.” The oft-expressed explanation that the Jewish emphasis on education explains higher IQ is easily dismissed since Jewish children get high scores even before entering school. The role of “pushy Jewish mothers” can be dismissed because many studies have found that “family environmental factors have no long-term effect on the intelligence of children.” One is left with genetic explanations.

          • MissBonnie123

            Too bad Oriental immigrants can’t go beyond their racist attitudes towards Whites.

          • JohnEngelman

            I have been fortunate enough to date several Oriental women. They were not racist at all. 

          • The__Bobster

            Once again, Yuan Chinaman, you’re full of crap. I’m glad you finally admitted that you have yellow fever and are addicted to the fortune cookie. This  explains your Pavlovian response to anything Asian. 


            Asians Put Foot In Racial Spoils Trough
            By Jared Taylor on April 14, 2008 at 1:00am

            Asians—those smart, hard-working people you’ve always been told believe in merit and would never act like the NAACP or La Raza—have joined the racial spoils system. They have gotten in right at the top, and they are playing dirty. They have extracted pandering promises from all the Democratic candidates for president—promises Al Sharpton would be proud to get for blacks—and have treated the candidates like fools for good measure. Barack Obama is the only Democrat to come out of this with at least a shred of self-respect.

            The group behind this is one you never heard of: the so-called 80-20 Initiative. Founded in 1997 by Dr. S. B. Woo, an immigrant from China and former lieutenant governor of Delaware, it gets its name from its proclaimed goal, which is to deliver 80 percent of the Asian vote to candidates it supports, especially in close races where an Asian bloc vote could swing the election.

            It is an almost entirely web-based political pressure group, which claims to have an e-mail list of 750,000 Asians it can activate at the touch of a “send” button. In an interview on CNN, Dr. Woo claimed 80-20 can reach 55 percent of the “Asian-American community” within eight hours. 80-20 claims that Asians may be the worst victims of racial discrimination in America. As board member Frank Lee put it in a statement in January: “We are truly fighting for . . . rights already enjoyed by all Americans except for Asian Americans.”

          • JohnEngelman

            For years, many Asian-Americans have been convinced that it’s harder for them to gain admission to the nation’s top colleges.Studies show that Asian-Americans meet these colleges’ admissions standards far out of proportion to their 6 percent representation in the U.S. population, and that they often need test scores hundreds of points higher than applicants from other ethnic groups to have an equal chance of admission. Critics say these numbers, along with the fact that some top colleges with race-blind admissions have double the Asian percentage of Ivy League schools, prove the existence of discrimination…

            Asian students have higher average SAT scores than any other group, including whites. A study by Princeton sociologist Thomas Espenshade examined applicants to top colleges from 1997, when the maximum SAT score was 1600 (today it’s 2400). Espenshade found that Asian-Americans needed a 1550 SAT to have an equal chance of getting into an elite college as white students with a 1410 or black students with an 1100.Top schools that don’t ask about race in admissions process have very high percentages of Asian students. The California Institute of Technology, a private school that chooses not to consider race, is about one-third Asian. (Thirteen percent of California residents have Asian heritage.) The University of California-Berkeley, which is forbidden by state law to consider race in admissions, is more than 40 percent Asian–up from about 20 percent before the law was passed.         Orientals do not need a racial spoils system. All they need is a number 2 pencil on a mental aptitude test.

  • JohnEngelman

    By Ron Kampeas · April 30, 2012 
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization’s polling.The poll, released Monday, shows Obama with 61 percent of the Jewish vote, as opposed to 28 percent for Mitt Romney. 

    • The__Bobster

      78% of Jews voted for Obongo in the last election.

      • Hirschibold

        There is much talk of a “David Dinkins” effect among der Juden in this election.

        Recall that Jews who overwhelmingly voted for him (except for close-knit Hasidim enclaves) were shocked when the black mayor came down on the side of rioting and looting blacks, and basically gave them carte blanche to do what they wanted without interference. Much like Carter’s weaknesses gave rise to Reagan, Dinkins’ hubris ushered in the era of Rudy.

        Obama spread the hush-money to his Jew hating faction (re: bribe to Jessie, offer to Jeremiah) but many of those young Jews who ridiculed their grandparents in Miami for fearing Obama have also decided that The One publicly humiliated Netanyahu, on the struggle over border control in Israel.

        Romney had a  3-5% lead last time I checked any poll that wasn’t Huffpo; that is not much more than margin of error, and Ron Paul could Ralph Nader the Republicans in the end, but right now Mittens is making the Mulatto Messiah sweat.

      •  I wouldn’t worry about the Jewish vote at all if I were a Republican Presidential candidate.  If you subtract the hard floor from the hard ceiling of Jewish % for Republicans for President, then multiply that by the percentage of all voters that are Jewish, you will find that at most, only one-half of one percent of the national popular vote consists of swingable Jews.

        If non-Jewish whites are 80% of all voters and 30% of their vote is swingable, then 24% of the electorate consists of swingable gentile whites.

        24% is more important than 0.5%.

        • Hirschibold

          ” 24% is more important than 0.5%.”

          Not in terms of fundraising, it isn’t. The 24% don’t have a tenth of the political purchasing power of one half of that .5%.

          •  Except the real money from interested Jewish voters comes from the sides that already have their minds made up, either the heavily majority left-liberals or the “conservative” Republican neo-cons.

      • ed91

         the sad news is that it might be better if obysmal is reelected.
        the beginning of the end could turn into the end and we could move forward from there.

  • radical7

    The fact is that a large nubmer of Whites will vote against Obama simply because he is Black. Nothing more or nothing less matters to them.

    • The__Bobster

      But a larger percentage of you Zulus will vote for him precisely for that reason, Jamal.

      I mean 96%. Can you people get any more racist than that?

      • radical7

        It is safe to say that most Blacks and other non-Whites do not embrace your hitlertarian philosophy in how they see the world.

        • mikejones91

          The truth coming from a white man is ALWAYS a offensive. But still the truth!

          • radical7

            Actually, White men lie as much (often more) than any other group of people.

      • mikejones91

        Don’t bother. It really isn’t worth debating with this guy. Do you know if he’s black, or white? He hasn’t answered me on that lol. Although, by his last statement “Nothing more or nothing less matters to them.” I would say he is of the sub-saharan variety.

        • Sherman_McCoy

          He occasionally writes using correct grammar and spelling, so it is most likely a Negro with an above average percentage of white DNA.  Or, (and perhaps more likely) it could be a female.

          All that said, conservative whites would have no problem voting for a conservative black. They’d actually pat themselves on their collective backs. Radical7 is a certifiable fool.

        • The__Bobster

          Every so often, Jamal lets slip that he’s of the dusky persuasion.

    • mikejones91

      Yes and a large number of blacks will vote for Obama simply because he is BLACK. Your ignorance amazes me. Whites usually admit when they are racist. Blacks on the other hand constantly call others out for racism all while being complete racists themselves. Well, at least were honest. How is it any different? Oh wait I know. Two wrongs NEVER make a right, unless that second wrong is against a WHITE. This phrase applies to so many racially heated topics. Manifest Destiny/Immigration/Shifting Demographics/the list goes on. Your comment is the reason why black and white can never co-exist properly/prosperously. You have blown my mind negro/or pathetic white man.

      • ed91

         being partially white or partially anything with the blackness, makes them a bit more clever, they can turn words a bit better.  But the core of their soul is still the anger of not being anything but partially black, the bane of any person.
        To be totally black is the worst hand you can be dealt…..  you know something is wrong, but it’s out of your mental grasp to get a handle on it.   To be partially black is to be furious because you know you’re screwed and there is no way out except enough violence to make you forget to remember.

        • mikejones91

          hahaha that’s too funny. But very true.

    • God, I hope so!

      That’s they way it should be, slappy. It should have been that way in 2008.

    • Natassia

      He’s half white and often acts more like a white progressive than a black man.

  • mikejones91

    In a racially homogeneous population/nation, being “liberal” can be a positive with some things. I consider my self “socially liberal, fiscally conservative”. Blacks surprisingly (most people don’t believe me when I say this) are socially conservative, fiscally liberal.

    • IstvanIN

      Oh please! Socially conservative my behind! Blacks are considered “socially” conservative because they don’t like gays and the women go to church. On the other hand this “conservative” and “religious” group has the highest illegitimacy rate, supports every welfare and affirmative action program, are crime ridden, are the most openly racist group in the US, make fun of the retarded, are lazy, and the least “Christian” of anyone. They only go to church to hoot and holler.

      • mikejones91

        Yeah you really did just destroy my statement. HAHAHA. Church and their hatred of gays was really my only premise. Ignorance on my part. 

        • Sherman_McCoy

          Now mike, are you forgetting the omnisexual behavior of  the males?  I usually categorize sexual behavior in the “social” list.  I suppose any real conservatism ascribed to blacks would have to be of the same variety as that of poor, unintelligent whites.

      • CourtneyfromAlabama

        Yet Michael Savage loves assuring us that blacks and hispanics will give up their support for Obama in droves over his support for gay marriage just like blue collar whites will. He loves telling us about their family values. Being against gay marriage doesn’t mean you have family values. And how come these conservative talk show hosts never mention Asians when they go into this topic, as if we are to assume they are conservative like whites? My dad was shocked when I told him over 70% of Asians voted for Obama as if those stats are even that difficult to look up. Time for whites like him to stop listening to what Glen Beck tells them and to gain some smarts.

        •  The same Calif. blacks that voted against gay marriage overwhelmingly also voted for Obama almost universally on the same day.

          The same Michael Savage who keeps saying that blacks are on the precipice of becoming not-Democrats because he knows a few black friends from a bar.

          You would think a man with multiple graduate degrees would know better.

    • Natassia

      Unfortunately, either formula is suicidal for a society.

      Decadence is always economically ruinous.

    • What drivel. You sound like the National Review! 

  • mikejones91

    Hey Guys! Educated PROUD BLACK MAN HERE! Before I begin, I must list my educational accolades/Alma Matter.

  • The older people get the more the law of large numbers proves black stereotypes correct. If you only meet 3 blacks in person the ones on commercials might outweigh your personal experiance but once you meet 100 without seeing anyone nice reality sets in.

  • Church_of_Jed

    “The coming trauma for Whites Only parents is the realization that they gave to their liberalized, race mixing, Diversity embracing, interracial fornicating White children a wasted and corrupted treasure called White privilege. What must it be like for parents who are forced to admit that their own children were unworthy of Whiteness, that first, most sacred blessing a parent can give?”

    -Rev. Jed DeValleysim, “The consequences are unavoidable,” 2000

    • mikejones91

      If I don’t marry a black woman, adopt a gay Chinese baby, who grows up to marry an Indian man, I am not a “modern family:

      • Church_of_Jed

        Only a raciss wouldn’t be a modern fambly by now. You need to catch up. Unless your family “reflects” Diversity and demonstrates a commitment to living into the values that represent who we are as a people, then you are still a raciss. You must adjust to change, not resist it, so get busy and start adjusting.

        • mikejones91

          It’s so ridiculous when they insinuate all these crazy things, especially on World News with Diane Sawyer. Obviously they don’t say it right but the way they say “modern family”, it’s as if they are intentionally trying to attack straight/intra-racial families. As if they are inevitably going to disappear and be a thing of the past. WRONG. Forget that. The look Diane has on her face infuriates me haha. Just this oblivious/oh well, it was bound to happen/ignorant glare.

  • IstvanIN

    The non-whites want us disposed and do not care who disposes us. Then they will start fighting over the remains of the US carcass. I want Romney on the outside chance that he will appoint some youngish conservative Supreme Court justices who will rule there is nothing unconstitutional about secession.

  • Naive, clueless whites under 25 are as much a danger to our cause than these weekly (daily?) flash mobs. The only consolation is that most of these white victims are of the liberal persuasion, which is why they are hanging around in dangerous places to begin with.

    •  OTOH, mahogany mobs will be what it takes to slap them out of their cluelessness, if they can be woken up.

  • On election day we need to set up fried chicken and grape soda stands down the street from the voting booths. We should also have fat white women give away free spinning rims. Hopefully, we can distract them enough so that they forget to vote.

  • Maobama IS the “Racists’ Candidate”

    BLACK racists.

  • ageofknowledge

    The real reason for the generational disparity amongst whites is that the modern liberal PC public education system heavily indocrinates them. After graduation, it takes years in the real world for reality to dismantle all the lies they were brainwashed with for twelve years during their most formative period.

    They are simply being miseducated. That’s the reason for the disparity.

  •  I’m not saying what I’m about to say applies to you, because it’s a stereotype.  As we all know, stereotypes are usually true, but sometimes not, when applying it to individuals.

    But I have found the mentality of “bring it all down man” is the province of losers who either have no ability or ambition, and will never really have anything.  If you play with fire, you never know what will be burned down.  The result of your wishes might be the replacement of the Republican Party with an overtly communist-egalitarian party to the left of the Democrats.

    Oh, and Obama’s a moderate?  Spare me.

  • MrGJG

     I’ll echo what Bobby touched on. Any white person who votes democrat today has a death-wish.  The dems are actively and transparently governing against white interests. How a so-called race conscious white person doesn’t see that is beyond my comprehension. It is a paradox.

  • ed91

     what a misguided drone you are.

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    “At least the Democratic Party stood for unabashed white supremacy for much of its history.”

    And now it’s one of the most anti-white parties on earth (short of the Communist ANC in South Africa). You clearly put class before race. I hope you have fun with your Democratic black and brown brethren. I’m sure it amuses them to see (rare) novelty white people supporting their black hero too.

    And if you consider Obama a moderate, is there any American president in US history that you would consider left-wing–because Obama’s more of a cultural Marxist than FDR, LBJ, or Carter ever was, i.e. the most extreme leftist we’ve ever had in office? I see the press has done a good job with their brainwashing.

    I hope you realize that you are supporting MASSIVE wealth redistribution from whites to minorities. You appear to hate rich white people, many of whom have worked hard and changed the world with their innovations (Bill Gates for example), and to prefer that their money be taken from them and given to poor minorities instead, as has already been done to the tune of billions of dollars. Considering how much money has been stolen from hard-working white people to fund this gigantic welfare state primarily for minorities, people with your ideas are almost as damaging to white people as gang-banging blacks. Both want to rob the average white person blind.

    “I don’t have to have one of my own sitting in the White House, but what I do want is someone who will support the things that are important to me.”

    You mean like Godd*mning America for its racism? Like Marxist, white-hating African Liberation Theology? Or maybe it was the bowing to the Saudi king that you love? Or the pro-Muslim speech in Cairo? Perhaps it was supporting black professor Henry Louis Gates over the white cop whom he assaulted? Or maybe it was the way that he thought Trayvon Martin looked like the son he never had? Or the massive numbers of guns that his Justice Department placed into the hands of Mexican drug lords? I know what it is, you were impressed with the way in which he called his white grandmother racist! No, no, I’ve got it: you love the “wise Latina” that he put on the Supreme Court for life, right? Etc., etc., etc.

    “I’ll keep voting Democrat and just live in a predominantly white part of the country.”

    Thanks for screwing the rest of us over, while you live in safety. Just like a typical lefty.

  • ed91

     maybe, maybe not nostro……..

    we could be on borrowed time with virus’s, disease’s etc……..