The poll found 17 percent of blacks and 8 percent of whites believe race relations have improved under Obama.The poll was specifically about the Ferguson, MO situation and Michael Brown shooting, but did ask this generic question as well as the general view of police relations. The times reports 1,025 people were polled by telephone and subclassified in all sorts of ways. Average margin of error was 4 points.
I can understand that only the most virulently racist would think things are better than before, but I think 17% is quite a bit more of the black population than the New Black Panther Party and their ilk represent. It's hard to figure the 8% of whites; they must be the most intensely self-hating liberals.
Personally, I think Chris Muir nails it here in DBD: