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Blacks, Whites Agree Obama Hasn’t Improved Race Relations

Despite high hopes to the contrary, voters continue to believe the racial picture in this country has gotten worse since the election of the first black president.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters think race relations are better since President Obama’s election six years ago. Forty-two percent (42%) believe race relations are worse now, while slightly more (48%) say they have stayed about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 1-2, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 1-2, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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