How could anyone think it’s getting better when critics of Obama are barraged with baseless accusations of racism by Democrats in Congress, the MSM, liberal pundits etc.?
(Politico) — Americans are less sure that having a black president has improved race relations than they were during the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to a new poll.
In all, 35 percent of Americans surveyed for a USA Today/Gallup Poll released Wednesday say they think race relations have gotten better since Obama took office. But that’s down from 41 percent who said the same in October 2009.
The proportion of Americans who see race relations getting worse has essentially stayed the same, with 23 percent of those surveyed saying relations have gotten worse, compared with 22 percent who said the same two years ago.
The poll comes just ahead of the formal opening Sunday of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington and as some members of the Congressional Black Caucus — most notably Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) — have voiced frustration with the president.
Larger percentages of blacks and Democrats surveyed say they’ve seen improvements in race relations — 48 percent of black Americans and 46 percent of Democrats. In contrast, 31 percent of whites and just 19 percent of Republicans see race relations improving.