President Barack Obama was elected with the optimism that he would improve race relations. A new Rasmussen poll shows that the exact opposite has happened.
According to the poll, 50 percent of Americans adults believe that race relations are worsening. A year ago, that number was 44 percent. Twenty percent of American adults view race relations as improving, and only eight percent of voters think race relations have improved under Obama. Forty-seven percent of voters think that Obama "has driven those of different races further apart," which is a plurality. Fifty-eight percent of all voters think that there is a war on cops. The findings were similar among whites and blacks.
This is because Obama is a race-baiting president, as evident by:
- Saying the police acted "stupidly" when they arrested Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in 2009 for disorderly conduct, even though Gates flipped out at the police when he shouldn't have.
- Saying in 2012, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon [Martin]," even though George Zimmerman was rightly acquitted.
- Honoring the deaths of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, both of whom were black, while ignoring a slain white police officer.
- Praising the cop-hating Black Lives Matter movement.
- Saying that America "is not cured" of racism and proceeded to use the word "n****r."
Other interesting findings in the Rasmussen poll:
- Eighty-two percent of black voters think that the police unfairly target them; 70 percent of all voters view crime in poor, inner city communities as a more important issue.
- Seventy percent of voters believe that politicians campaign on race relations just to get elected and are not trying to solve real problems.