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Only 20% believe race relations have improved.
Michael Goodwin at The New York Post reported:
An NBC News exit poll in 2008 asked voters how they thought race relations would fare under Obama. Some 47 percent said they would get better, 34 percent thought they would stay about the same, while only 15 percent expected them to get worse.
But last week, another NBC exit poll captured the bad news. Only 20 percent said race relations had improved under Obama, while 38 percent say they are worse.
Blacks are especially disappointed. Nearly 60 percent had high hopes in 2008, while only 19 percent now say things are better. A whopping 43 percent say things are worse.
Other polls found an even more lopsided view. A survey for Investor’s Business Daily found that nearly half of all adults think race relations are worse under Obama and 1 in 4 believe they are “much worse.” Only 18 percent say they are better.
While the problems are too entrenched to pinpoint a single source of failure, the president cannot escape responsibility.
After all, he appointed and has supported Attorney General Eric Holder, who took office by calling the country a “nation of cowards” on race.
That was provocative enough, but Holder routinely injects racial charges into political and legal issues, as if nothing has changed in 50 years. He sent a small army of FBI agents to Ferguson and declared the police force guilty of bias, even before an investigation.
He complained last April that he and Obama had been subjected to unique criticism, then denied he was talking about race. In July, as election season heated up, he charged that he and Obama were subjected to “racial animus.”