CBS Poll: Blacks support Obama 96-0
Not surprisingly, President Obama’s approval numbers on the 100th day are very high. At 68%, the latest CBS/NYT poll shows widespread support for President Obama as a person, and the job he is doing. When you remove the Rasmussen daily tracker, which skews negatively for Obama for some reason, Obama’s average job approval is in the high 60s.
But the CBS poll also broke the numbers down by race. Obama’s 62 percent approval rate among whites is very impressive.
Among blacks, Obama’s job approval number is 96 percent, with zero disapproving. Four percent register DK/NA.
That’s utterly remarkable. The news media – particularly Fox News – goes out of its way to showcase African Americans who dislike Obama. And, to be sure, some African Americans in this poll register disapproval of Obama on specific issues here and there.
But as a whole, Obama’s support in the black community is as close to unanimous as we’ll ever see.
As many non-liberal and non-Democratic African Americans contribute regularly to this site, I wonder if folks can offer insight into why Obama’s approval rating among black Republicans/conservatives is so high. Is it his personal story of hard work, traditional family and value of education? Is it simple racial pride? Roughly 10% percent of blacks regularly vote for
That black Democrats would embrace Obama – and the Obama family – so wholeheartedly is not surprising. But the “zero” number for disapproval is quite stunning.