December 4, 2009 1:41 AM

Commentary: Once again with Obama, across the racial divide we go

You'd think it would be a simple question: How popular is Barack Obama? And you'd think it would have a simple answer: According to a recent Gallup poll, the president's approval rating stands at 49 percent, the first time it has slipped to less than half. However, when you parse the Gallup numbers more closely, you discover a not-so-startling divide.

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