Obama a Divider not a Uniter: Race Relations better Under Bush

“There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America—there’s the United States of America”Barack Obama, 2004 Democratic National Convention

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released earlier this week get a lot of attention for President Obama’s declining favorability rate especially as it pertains to his handling of the economy.

2004_barack_obamaWhat the media seemed to largely miss is that since January 2009, people’s opinion of race relations in this country has plummeted by 25 percentage points.

Participants were asked, “In general, do you think race relations in the United States are very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad?”

Here are the responses:

Notice that the number that said “very good” or “fairly good” was 77 percent when asked this question in January 2009. When asked the same question in July 2013, that total plummeted to 52 percent.

Read more: NewsBusters.
About Albert N. Milliron 6991 Articles
Albert Milliron is the founder of Politisite. Milliron has been credentialed by most major news networks for Presidential debates and major Political Parties for political event coverage. Albert maintains relationships with the White House and State Department to provide direct reporting from the Administration’s Press team. Albert is the former Public Relations Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party in Georgia. He is a former Delegate. Milliron is a veteran of the US Army Medical Department and worked for Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry.

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