Thursday, October 13, 2005

African-American support for Bush falls to 2%

The lastest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll says that President-Select George W. Bush has a microscopic 2% approval rating among African-Americans, which is lowest rating of a president since political polls have been taken. Bush's numbers fell with other ethnic groups also (45% among whites and 36% among Hispanics) but the dramatic drop in support from African-Americans has brought is overall approval rating to below 40%. It was just three months ago that Bush was talking about changing black leadership because it was "out of touch" with today's thinking. Well if 98% of the black population opposes George, than I guess it is George who is "out of touch" Of course the biggest reason for Bush's decline in popularity among African-Americans(which was never great any way) was his inaction during the Hurricane Katrina crisis, which was accentuated by rapper Kanye West who bluntly said "Bush doesn't care about black people"on national television. Other factors that completely turn off masses of Americans is the Bush administration support for torture, the neverending abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, the mounting deaths and injuries of U.S. soldiers in Iraq, the attack on Social Security, the constant accusations of impropriety against key allies of the Bush-Cheney team (Karl Rove, Tom Delay, Bill Frist, Jack Abramoff..... et al)

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