The IBD/TIPP poll was the most accurate in the 2012 presidential election, and now they found out something about race relations under President Obama.
Our latest poll suggests that far from healing America’s racial wounds, the first black president has reopened them. Obama the uniter is actually the great divider.
By an almost 3-1 margin, Americans say race relations have worsened under the man who was supposed to usher in a golden era of “post-racial” relations.
Six years after electing the nation’s first black president, a stunning 46% in the new IBD/TIPP Poll draw that conclusion compared to 18% who don’t. Nearly one in four believe race relations have gotten “much worse” under President Obama, while 35% say they’ve stayed the same.
The results corroborate a long-running poll on racial attitudes conducted by Hart Research Associates and Public Opinion Strategies since 1994. It records the steepest decline in positive views occurring over the last three years.
Who can blame Americans for thinking the nation is more divided along racial lines?
When our poll was taken in late October, respondents heard news that authorities in St. Louis are bracing for more senseless riots. Black street agitators bussed in from Chicago are spoiling for a race war, egged on by an attorney general who’s tried to convince African-Americans that white cops like Darren Wilson are gunning for them, despite forensic and other evidence refuting such garbage.
These polls also reflect campaign attack ads showing Obama-yoked Democrats resorting to shameless race-baiting in the final days of a congressional election that promises to repudiate them and their party leader.
People like me on the center right have been talking about policy failures, cover-ups and other mistakes for years since the Democrats took power, and yet the only response we ever get from Democrats is to be called “racists”. Very curious in my case, since I have darker skin than Obama, and no white parents. In fact, if I ever met the man, I’d be sure to reply to all his criticisms of my views by calling him a racist. I think that’s how Democrats talk.