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Is Obama trying to make America more racist?

Is U.S. President Barack Obama making America more racist?
K. Jackson


Is U.S. President Barack Obama making America  more racist?

When you consider how quickly moderates appear to be abandoning Obama, one can only wonder if Obama has revitalized racism in America. Will the same tolerant moderates who got Obama elected now be considered  racists, if they don’t vote for Obama? Or perhaps that will only matter if he loses…


Obama losing luster with independent voters: poll
(Reuters) – Independent voters, who helped propel President Barack Obama to victory in the 2008 election, could be an obstacle in his bid for a second term in the White House, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll published on Wednesday.

A majority of independent voters have soured on Obama’s presidency, disapprove of his handling of the economy and do not have a clear idea of what he hopes to

accomplish if re-elected, the Times reported.

Only 31 percent of independent voters have a favorable opinion of the president and two-thirds say he has not made real progress in fixing the economy, the newspaper


In 2008, Obama won support from 52 percent of independent voters, compared with 44 percent who supported Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

Nearly half of independents say they have not formed an opinion of Mitt Romney, the front-runner in the Republican race for the nomination to challenge Obama in the

November general election, the survey found.

Among all voters, 38 percent view Obama favorably, 45 percent unfavorably and 17 percent have no opinion, the survey showed. Voters were evenly divided in a matchup

between Obama and Romney, but Obama fared better against other Republican candidates, the Times said

Looking at the Republican race, the poll suggests voters are not satisfied with the crop of candidates vying for the right to challenge Obama, the Times reported.

Nearly 7 in 10 Republican voters said they want more choices.

The national telephone poll of 1,154, including 1,021 registered voters, was conducted January 12-January 17 and had a margin of error of plus or minus three

percentage points.

(Reporting By JoAnne Allen; editing by Todd Eastham)

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