Obama’s approval rating dropped 8 points to 45% with 51% disapproving of the job he is doing as president. Much of the losses come from Independents and people 18-34 being turned off by the recent scandals. Despite these events, the answer to every question asked was divided along racial lines.
For example, 64% of whites disapprove of his job while 69% of non-whites approve of it. When asked about the economy, 64% of whites disapproved of his job and 60% of non-whites approved. A full 58% of whites believe Obama is not honest and trustworthy while 67% of non-whites believe he is. Even when specific issues were addressed, 51% of whites do not think the government has the right to gather phone numbers and 57% of non-whites believe they do.
These differences were striking and consistent no matter what question was asked. This shows a country divided. Two groups of people are seeing the same picture and regardless of party affiliation, location, or age, they are seeing something completely different. The question is why?
CNN, Obama Approval Falls Ami9d Controversies: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/17/cnn-poll-obama-approval-falls-amid-controversies/