“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.
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.