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CBS News/New York Times Poll: Race Relations Worst In Over 2 Decades

 

 

 

 

” A new poll released Monday indicated that Americans believe race relations are at their worst in more than two decades.

  The CBS News/New York Times poll said 61 percent of Americans characterize race relations in the U.S. as “bad,” including a majority of white and black respondents. The figure is the highest since 1992.
A total of 79 percent of African-Americans believe police are more likely to use deadly force against a black person than against a white person, while 53 percent of whites believe race does not play a role, the survey said.

  Black respondents were also more likely than white respondents to believe their local police make them feel anxious rather than safe, the poll said.”

 

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Bloomberg Poll: Race Relations Have Worsened Under Obama

 

 

 

 

” December 7 (Bloomberg) — The Bloomberg Politics Poll, conducted December 3-5 for Bloomberg Politics by
Selzer & Co. of Des Moines, IA, is based on interviews with 1,001 U.S. adults ages 18 or older.

  Interviewers with Quantel Research of Ogden, Utah, contacted households with randomly selected landline and cell phone telephone numbers supplied by Survey Sampling International. Interviews were administered in English.

  Percentages based on the full probability sample may have a maximum margin of error of plus or minus 3.1
percentage points. This means that if this survey were repeated using the same questions and the same methodology, 19 times out of 20, the findings would not vary from the percentages shown here by more than plus or minus 3.1percentage points. Results based on smaller samples of respondents—such as by gender or age—have a larger margin of error. Responses were weighted by age and race to reflect the general population based on recent census data.

  For more information about this study, contact Michelle Yeoman at myeoman@selzerco.com.
Republishing the copyrighted Bloomberg Politics Poll without credit to Bloomberg Politics is prohibited.

 

Poll Questions

  Do you think race relations have gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same under the first black
president? (If better, ask:) Would you say a lot better or a little better?

All%   White%   Black%
3            2            7                     Gotten a lot better
6            5            8                     Gotten a little better
36         35          36                    Stayed about the same
53         56          45                    Gotten worse “

 

Readers can view and/or download a PDF version of the complete Bloomberg poll here

 

HT/Washington Examiner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Obama Poisoned Race Relations in America

” A new poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal reveals that public perceptions about race relations in America have taken a devastating hit since the election of Barack Obama. At the beginning of the president’s first term, 79 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks had a positive view of American race relations. Those numbers have plummeted to 52 percent and 38 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, 45 percent of whites now consider race relations fairly or very bad, compared with 20 percent in 2009, and the negative views held by black Americans has jumped from 30 percent to 58 percent. Thus, the idea that the election of Barack Obama would usher in a golden age of so-called post-racial relations has exploded. And the president and his administration bear the lion’s share of the responsibility for lighting the fuse.”

The Obama You Don’t Know … But Need To

  The Washington Examiner offers up a very informative refutation  to the myths and fables that constitute the (media propagated ) Obama legend .

  Well worth your time if you are interested in facts not fiction .

  ” Few if any of his predecessors took the oath of office with higher public hopes for his success than President Obama on Jan. 20, 2009. Millions of Americans hailed his election as an end to partisanship, a renewal of the spirit of compromise and a reinvigoration of
the nation’s highest ideals at home and abroad.

  Above all, as America’s first black chief executive, Obama symbolized the healing of long-festering wounds that were the terrible
national legacy of slavery, the
Reconstruction Era and Jim Crow.

  We would be, finally, one nation.
But after nearly four years in office, Obama has become a sharply polarizing figure. His admirers believe he deserves a special
place alongside Wilson, the Roosevelts and LBJ as one of the architects of benevolent government.

  His critics believe he is trying to remake America in the image of Europe’s social democracies, replacing America’s ethos of
independence and individual enterprise with a welfare state inflamed by class divisions. “