According to a recent Gallup poll, overall, Barack Obama’s approval rating is currently 45 percent but among non-Hispanic blacks it’s 91 percent. What does this poll tells us about the president’s appeal?
The poll alludes to the fact that the liberals and democrats have not deserted President Obama. Approval of moderates for Obama holds at at steady 54 percent, which are numbers that can be compared to former Presidents Clinton, Reagan and Bush Sr.
The demographics are changing quite quickly, but they point to a polarization in America. The poll, in a sense, debunks the myth that the unemployed are angry at President Obama, because Hispanics and blacks are disproportionately out of work. Howeverm there is a lot of the reaction against Obama on the part of people that are employed.