The Southern Strategy worked
More and more whites voted for Romney/against Obama in 2012, but it just wasn't enough. Romney accomplished what he wanted, increasing the white vote and ignoring minorities.
From 2008 to 2012, President Obama's share of the white vote dropped,
among white men, from 41% in 2008 to 35% in 2012 and
among white women, from 46% to 42%.
Regional results according to race are startling.
The percentage of whites who voted for Romney/against Obama in the deep South should give one pause. In Alabama , Mississippi, and in Louisiana, where some of this forum's leading Obama detractors reside, almost 9 out of 10 white voters cast their votes against President Obama/ for Romney.
Here is a link that might be useful: Race and the 2012 Election