President Obama currently has an incredibly low approval rating. According to a new Gallup poll, 53 percent of Americans currently do not approve of him.
But according to the president, that is not due to the disastrous Obamacare rollout, bleak job market, or constant violation of Americans’ privacy from their own government. No — rather, it is because he is black.
When asked about his low poll numbers, Obama told the New Yorker, “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President.”
He continued, “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”
The lengthy New Yorker article pointed out that “the popular opposition to the Administration comes largely from older whites who feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country.”
Of course, it is true that there are some individuals who do not like Obama simply because he is black (and, as the president mentioned, others who like him simply because he is black). But it is unlikely that Obama’s recent plummet in the polls has anything to do with his skin color, a factor that has remained static since he became America’s first African American president in 2008. At that time, his approval ratings were very high.
Many believe that his current low poll numbers can be attributed to the sluggish economy, out-of-control government spending, Obamacare disaster, and NSA spying.
What do you think?