President Barack Obama told a New Yorker interviewer that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters in the past two years ["Obama cites race for lagging approval," News, Jan. 20]. I must heartily disagree.

It seems that when all else fails, play the race card. It is not race that is reflected in his popularity, but his policies. We have a no-growth economy thanks to his policies. He is anti-business. Unemployment is much higher than reported.

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Obamacare is destroying the best health care system anywhere. It's time people wake up to what is happening before it's too late.

Donald Kustes, Westbury