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A Polling Free-Fall Among Blacks

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Dan Froomkin, Washington Post, Oct. 13

In what may turn out to be one of the biggest free-falls in the history of presidential polling, President Bush’s job-approval rating among African Americans has dropped to 2 percent, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

The drop among blacks drove Bush’s overall job approval ratings to an all-time low of 39 percent in this poll. By comparison, 45 percent of whites and 36 percent of Hispanics approve of the job Bush is doing.

A few months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found Bush’s approval rating among blacks at 51 percent. As recently as six months ago, it was at 19 percent.

But Bush’s bungled response to Hurricane Katrina — seen by many blacks as evidence that he didn’t care about them (see my September 13 column ) — may have brought support for the president in the African American community down to nearly negligible levels.

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(Posted on October 14, 2005)

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