Friday, October 14, 2005

Bush Job Approval at 2% in Black Community...

According to the most recent NBC/WSJ poll, Bush's job approval rating among African Americans had dropped to 2%. Some pundits have expressed surprise at this low number.

In my opinion, it is not difficult to explain African American opinions as reflected in the poll. Republican strategy is based on an appeal to the fears of white voters. Nixon's "southern strategy," developed in the Seventies, was based on a racist appeal.

The Administration response to homeless blacks after Hurricane Katrina reinforced negative attitudes. This is not something that can be covered up by a Presidential photo-op with a couple of attractive young black girls.