Just 10 Percent of Americans Think Race Relations Are Better Under Obama

Posted: Aug 29, 2013 1:30 PM
Despite being slated as the man who would unite the country as the first black president, leaving racial tensions behind us, just 10 percent believe race relations have improved under Barack Obama. From Rasmussen Reports:

Voters think America’s a better place since Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I have a dream” speech 50 years ago this week, but nearly nine-out-of-10 say race relations have gotten worse or remained about the same since the election of the nation’s first black president.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Likely U.S. Voters think race relations in this country are better today than they were 50 years ago. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 13% think those relations are worse today, while just as many (15%) say race relations are about the same.

But just 10% believe race relations in the United States are better since the election of Barack Obama in November 2008. Forty-three percent (43%) think race relations have gotten worse since Obama’s election. Forty-four percent (44%) say they’re about the same.

What a shame.

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