Advertisement

Blog > > KLBJ Exclusive Video: Whites and blacks question police accountability

KLBJ Exclusive Video: Whites and blacks question police accountability

Obama himself gets a lukewarm approval rating when it comes to handling race relations: 48% approve, 42% disapprove. Though that's higher than his overall job approval rating, it is significantly lower than predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton received on race relations during their tenure.

African Americans approve of Obama's handling of race relations by 73%-22%; whites disapprove by 48%-42%.

The poll of 1,501 adults, taken Wednesday through Sunday by landline and cellphone, has a margin of error of +/-3 percentage points. The margin of error for the sample of 996 whites is +/-4 points. For the sample of 153 blacks, it is 9 points.

Austinites reflect on past encounters with cops: 

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/25/usa-today-pew-poll-police-tactics-military-equipment/14561633/