Christian Heinze writes in The Hill that minority voters and whites view the economy differently. Minorities think President Obama has made things better, while whites don't.
Obama’s approval rating remains extraordinarily high among non-whites. According to a recent Fox News poll, 70 percent of minorities approved of the job he was doing, while just 23 percent disapproved. Contrast that with the 42 percent of whites who approved of the president’s performance and you can clearly see that minorities take a vastly different view of the past four years.
That disparity shows up relentlessly: Fifty percent of minorities think the Obama administration has succeeded at creating new jobs, while just 26 percent of whites say the same. Fifty-four percent of minorities think the president has improved healthcare, while only 30 percent of whites agree. And 64 percent of minorities think Obama has improved America’s image and standing in the world, while only 42 percent of whites concur.
In fact, only 31 percent of minorities think the United States is in a recession, while 45 percent of whites think the same — this despite the fact that black and Hispanic unemployment rates are significantly higher than the white unemployment rate.