Obama Loses Black Voters as Approval Rating Slips

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US President Barack Obama speaks at a DNC fundraiser at Gotham Hall September 20, 2011 in New York City.
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President Obama's approval ratings are at an all-time low. August's Gallup poll numbers showed that 41 percent of American adults approve of the way Obama is currently handling his job. Some of the largest declines in approval come from African-American voters — a group that formerly voted for Obama.

We're speaking with Patrik Henry Bass, Takeaway contributor and senior editor at Essence magazine, and Farai Chideya, journalist and blogger at Farai.com.