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Poll: Racial misgivings of whites an Obama issue
AP via Breitbart ^ | 9/20/2008 | Ron Fournier and Trevor Tompson

Posted on 09/20/2008 12:09:06 PM PDT by GVnana

Sep 20 01:11 PM US/Eastern
By RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON
Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks—many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles.

The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004—about 2.5 percentage points.

Certainly, Republican John McCain has his own obstacles: He's an ally of an unpopular president and would be the nation's oldest first-term president. But Obama faces this: 40 percent of all white Americans hold at least a partly negative view toward blacks, and that includes many Democrats and independents.

More than a third of all white Democrats and independents—voters Obama can't win the White House without—agreed with at least one negative adjective about blacks, according to the survey, and they are significantly less likely to vote for Obama than those who don't have such views.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; blackvote; democrats; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden; racism; racistdemocrats; whitevote
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Fodder for the "If you don't vote for Obama, you're a racist," crowd.

BUT, note this: "Lots of Republicans harbor prejudices, too, but the survey found they weren't voting against Obama because of his race. Most Republicans wouldn't vote for any Democrat for president—white, black or brown."

1 posted on 09/20/2008 12:09:06 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

This should make white folks feel comfortable voting for McCain on race alone. After all 98% of Blacks are voting for Obama because he’s black.


2 posted on 09/20/2008 12:11:43 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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To: GVnana

Well we all know about them white guys - especially if they’re from the south.

It’s not a racial slur cause our media says it’s not. :D


3 posted on 09/20/2008 12:11:49 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: GVnana
That is key and is what the MSM keeps glossing over. They call Republicans the party of rednecks, but somehow refuse to acknowledge the bigotry within their own party.
4 posted on 09/20/2008 12:12:20 PM PDT by lt.america (Palin was McCain's Midway while Saddleback was his Coral Sea)
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To: GVnana

New Dem motto: We have met the racists, and they is us!


5 posted on 09/20/2008 12:12:20 PM PDT by Jagman
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To: GVnana

“Most Republicans wouldn’t vote for any Democrat for president—white, black or brown”

Exactly! Plus, I’m not voting against Obama because he’s black. I have no problem with a black person being President. I am voting against Obama because he is a pro-abortion/infanticide socialist.


6 posted on 09/20/2008 12:13:34 PM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: GVnana
Blacks, yeah, they are an inclusive group.

7 posted on 09/20/2008 12:13:40 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Jagman

My very liberal sister says Obama would be way ahead now except for all the racist and closet racist Americans. Yeah..that must be the reason........./sarcasm


8 posted on 09/20/2008 12:14:05 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Did submariner's wife find her tagline yet????)
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To: GVnana
Just setting everyone up so guilt can be slung in the increasing likelihood that he loses due to his unsuitability, not his race. Here, pick a card:


9 posted on 09/20/2008 12:14:11 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The Word of God is powerful. That's why so many people are afraid to read it.)
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To: GVnana

How many of these articles are they going to write? Okay, we’ve got it. You don’t vote for The One and you’re a racist. I’m willing to live with that.


10 posted on 09/20/2008 12:14:18 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: GVnana

Of course the fact that he is a marxist has little to do with how the election will turn out.


11 posted on 09/20/2008 12:14:26 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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Correction: Racial misgivings of DEMOCRATIC whites an Obama issue. Øbama losing 17-19% of his base is the elephant in the room this election.

Have you heard any hand-wringing from the MSM about this? What would the coverage be if McCain was losing 17-19% of HIS base??


12 posted on 09/20/2008 12:14:39 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Jagman

If opposing huge tax increases, weak on defending the country and nationalization of healthcare and energy makes me a racist, then so be it.


13 posted on 09/20/2008 12:14:45 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: GVnana

When McCain’s ad blasted Obama for being friendly with Raines, the media cried racism. When the 527 ad come out blasting Obama for having ties to Rev. Wright and Bill Ayes, the press will be there crying racism.


14 posted on 09/20/2008 12:14:59 PM PDT by yongin (Don't get mad at MSM smears. Do GOTV work for Palin)
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To: GVnana

And of course the obligatory, non-biased AP suggestion that the evil McCain is an “ally” of the evil Bush. The “if the Messiah loses it’s because whites are racist scum” meme will gather momentum throughout the rest of the election cycle. Everyone knows the “flyover crowd” is far too stupid to judge Obama on his merits.


15 posted on 09/20/2008 12:15:13 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: MomwithHope

You’re sister needs serious psychological help!!!


16 posted on 09/20/2008 12:15:18 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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Exactly. When you see that much of a mismatch then the question should be who’s being the sheeple voting on account of race.

The Worst Candidate in History and here comes the excuses . . . so very predictable, especially when it comes from the Cafferty types who wouldn’t live in a black neighborhood for anything.


17 posted on 09/20/2008 12:16:34 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Tzimisce

What black leader in the world has any respect from other nations?


18 posted on 09/20/2008 12:17:16 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: Jagman

No matter how the race turns out, we’re going to be considered racists. We might as well win.


19 posted on 09/20/2008 12:18:07 PM PDT by y6162 (uot)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

“This should make white folks feel comfortable voting for McCain on race alone. After all 98% of Blacks are voting for Obama because he’s black.”

The fact is that if white against black racism was as prevalent as some would have you believe, Obama wouldn’t stand a chance at getting elected president. In actuality there are certainly some whites, and some hispanics, and possibly some from other backgrounds who will not vote for Obama because of he is 50% black. However, there are also likely a significant number of whites who will vote for Obama specifically because he is 50% black.


20 posted on 09/20/2008 12:18:19 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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