Saturday, April 13, 2013
A majority of white Americans are unhappy with Barack Obama's job performance, suggest recent Gallup polling data
The latest weekly snapshot of Obama's approval rating provided by Gallup shows him with a national approval rating of 48% among all adults. When that number is broken down by racial demographics, however, the distance between the approval ratings of white and non-white Americans is staggering. Reflecting a weekly decline of just one percent, 76% of non-white Americans approve of Obama's job performance while among whites that number has remained flat at 36%. A breakdown of the non-white numbers gets even more interesting. Obama's approval rating among blacks fell by 8% from the week before the latest round of polling to 87% while it jumped by five percentage points among Hispanics to 69% over the same period.