Race relations have tanked under Obama, poll shows

SHARE Race relations have tanked under Obama, poll shows

While one poll shows President Barack Obama’s job approval ratings have surged to an 18-month high, it’s not all good news.

A Gallup Poll shows Americans say race relations in the United States have gotten significantly worse from where they were before Obama took office.

When the survey was performed in Jan. 2008, 51 percent of Americans said they were satisfied with the state of race relations. Now, only 30 percent say the same, marred by the incidents in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City, where unarmed black men died at the hands of police.

Race relations accounted for the biggest drop in satisfaction among those polled, “where it has fallen among all party groups, and the U.S. system of government and how well it works, down mainly among Republicans,” according to Gallup.

Health care, acceptance of gays and lesbians and immigration are areas Americans say have improved under Obama.

racerelations.png


The Latest
Imanaga has the lowest ERA (0.84) for a starter, excluding openers, in the first nine starts of a career since 1913. Christopher Morel’s single and Cody Bellinger’s slide won it in the ninth.
Taeyoung Kim, a 21-year-old Northbrook man, was traveling more than 120 mph when his Mustang slammed into another vehicle in Glenview, killing 17-year-old Marko Niketic, authorities said.
The endgame for them could be the 2027 draft, not the next two. The JuJu Watkins/MiLaysia Fulwiley/Madison Booker/Mikaylah Williams/Hannah Hidalgo generational, unicorn lottery that will change the trajectory of several WNBA franchises.
The legislation would ban prior authorization for inpatient mental health treatment and includes other provisions to close the treatment gap.
Brad Keller had a rough start, and Sox hitters struck out 16 times in the team’s second straight loss.