As President, Barack Obama often has a hard time catching a break (or gets criticized for even trying to take one), but a new Gallup poll shows the President is also having a hard time getting the country to support his economic tactics.
Only twenty-six percent of Americans approve of the way President Obama is handling the economy, according to the latest figures, which was cause for alarm at Tuesday’s town-hall meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in Detroit as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said they don’t put pressure on the president because black voters love him:
“You’re very proud to have a black man — first time in the history of the United States of America. If we go after the president too hard, you’re going after us.”
Waters also mentioned that President Obama isn’t paying enough attention to the black community. With an unemployment rate just above 16 percent for blacks and the president wrapping up his jobs-promotion trip throughout the Midwest, she added, “We don’t know why on this trip that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community.” Footage from the CBC’s townhall is included below.