13% See Improvement & 37% Find No Difference
UTICA, New York - More than two-fifths (45%) of likely voters say race relations have worsened over the two years that Barack Obama has been president, while 13% see an improvement and 37% see no difference.
There was no statistically significant difference in responses between white, African-American and Hispanic voters.
Most likely to say race relations have worsened are: voters who are more likely to vote for Tea party endorsements (78%), conservatives (75%), Republicans (68%), NASCAR fans (58%), weekly Wal-Mart shoppers (57%), those who attend religious services weekly or more often (54%) and military veterans (54%).
Most likely to say race relations have improved are: liberals (28%), Democrats (24%), First GlobalsTM born since 1979 (22%) and those who never attend religious services (23%).
The interactive poll consisting of 4,043 likely voters was conducted beginning from January 11-13, 2011, and has a margin of error of +/-1.6%. Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, gender, and education to more accurately reflect the population.