But a majority of Americans don't believe Obama has affected race relations in the US one way or the other, according to a new Monitor/TIPP poll.
Blacks and Republicans are more likely than anyone else to say that the presidency of Barack Obama, America's first black chief executive, has impaired race relations in the United States and made race more difficult to discuss.
Written by Raghavan Mayur in Investor's Business Daily
Neither the mainstream media nor the political class has apparently learned much from Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts. Both have cast the Tea Party as a fringe phenomenon and refuse to recognize its potency. But Americans simply don't buy their portrayal and see the movement much more favorably.