A new Rasmussen poll shows that, among likely U.S. voters, 33% say that life has improved for young black Americans, while 22% say it has stayed the same, and 36% say it has gotten worse.
Those numbers are a marked improvement over the poll results from President Obama’s last year in office, 2016, when the poll showed that only 13% of voters thought life for young black Americans had improved under Obama’s watch.
The numbers break down along expected lines, with 60% of Democrats saying life has gotten worse for young black Americans under Trump, and 59% of black voters responding that life had gotten worse for young black Americans.
But on one point, most people agreed. A full 71% of respondents thought that politicians raised race issues just to get elected, not to address real problems.