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Obama losing support of African-American community

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Amidst new research showing historic disparity in wealth between whites and minorities, President Obama is facing plummeting approval over his jobs agenda among core supporters, including liberal Democrats and African-Americans.

As evidence of growing dissatisfaction regarding the president's handling of the economic crisis, a new Washington Post/ABC poll points to declining support among some of Obama's voter base.

The report explains, "The Post/ABC poll found that the number of liberal Democrats who strongly support Obama’s record on jobs plunged 22 points from 53 percent last year to 31 percent. The number of African Americans who believe the president’s actions have helped the economy has dropped from 77 percent in October to just over half of those surveyed."

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