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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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To: A_Former_Democrat

I’m just wondering when our side will call them out on it and say “Where is the racism. Doesn’t it lie with the group that is supporting its candidate by 98%?” Of course we are the stupid party so I don’t expect anyone of prominence to say it.


21 posted on 09/20/2008 12:19:27 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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To: GVnana

Funny thing about this “poll.”

It’s Democrats being labeled racist, not Republicans.

I see it as gult tripping Whites into voting for a very flawed candidate.

Think they’ll realize they should have stuck with Hillary?


22 posted on 09/20/2008 12:21:25 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: GVnana

Funny how such articles only cast whitey as being racist. Other ethnic groups, such as those of Hispanic, Indian, or east Asian descent, could never possibly be racist, right?


23 posted on 09/20/2008 12:22:05 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: GVnana
I am against Obama because of what he stands for, nothing to do with the color of his skin. I am against Obama because he is pro abortion/pro choice (same thing btw) and a variety of other things such as character, character that he does not have. I am against Obama because he has hoped for failure in Iraq etc and has hoped the economy would go bad etc. Nothing to do with the color of his skin.

I can think of many black men and women that would be very good Presidents. Off the top of my head,how about Joe Watkins or Michael Steele.

While the Democrat party platform is what it is, it would not matter who ran .

24 posted on 09/20/2008 12:22:55 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Obama on the other hand does not know the Lord Jesus, and is only the Lords enemy)
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To: GVnana
many calling them "lazy," "violent" or responsible for their own troubles.

So, who is responsible for their troubles?

25 posted on 09/20/2008 12:24:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
So, who is responsible for their troubles?

I saw that too. I guess I must be a racist. Who would be responsible if not them? Maybe their government enablers?

26 posted on 09/20/2008 12:33:23 PM PDT by seowulf (Discipline knows no emotion and frequently runs counter to the whims of panic or elation.)
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To: GVnana
The poll sought to measure latent prejudices among whites by asking about factors contributing to the state of black America. One finding: More than a quarter of white Democrats agree that "if blacks would only try harder, they could be just as well off as whites."

If you think agreeing with that statement indicates "latent prejudice," you just might be a far-left academic moonbat.

27 posted on 09/20/2008 12:34:42 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: GVnana
This is about the tenth story that I've seen in the past couple of days with the same theme, all from the left wing msm.

On one hand they are hoping to play on White liberal guilt in a close race.

They are also doing what obama did in San Francisco when he spoke about bitter people clinging to their guns and religion, trying to explain to his sophisticated fellow travelers the coming loss, blaming it on small minded White bigots.

28 posted on 09/20/2008 12:39:27 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: All

F$$$ Guilt....


29 posted on 09/20/2008 12:40:31 PM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Abbeville Conservative
I agree, let 98% of the Blacks for the Black guy. We won't call that racism as long they don't call it racism when 98% of Whites vote for the White guy.
30 posted on 09/20/2008 12:41:09 PM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
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To: DakotaRed
I see it as guilt tripping Whites into voting for a very flawed candidate.

I do too.

31 posted on 09/20/2008 12:43:52 PM PDT by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: GVnana
I suspect this is an Obama plant (one of many that MSN handles for them).

They are playing to the ones who will let a guilty conscience concerning slavery influence their vote. And, there are some like that.

“Oh dear, poor Barry! I favor McCain but I'll vote for that poor young man who overcame so many hardships to counter the redneck vote.”

32 posted on 09/20/2008 12:44:54 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: GVnana

“Could Blacks views of Whites” cost McCain support? (alternative header)


33 posted on 09/20/2008 12:51:46 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: GVnana

This is really simple and you should not over think the issue.

If you are not black and vote against Obama you are a racist.

Accept it and move on.

It will save a lot of typing and free you up to read other material or get on with the household chores!

By the way, I have found nothing in the election laws that say I must vote for Obama because he is black.

(Well actually half white and maybe arab and muslim )

So, have a nice day now that you have come to grips with your inherent racism and move on to something productive.


34 posted on 09/20/2008 12:55:47 PM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative; y6162; pieceofthepuzzle

We put a woman on the ticket and she is not a woman according to the Democrats. If the candidate were a Clarence Thomas or Michael Steele, then he wouldn’t be a real black... So, no black man, or woman nor white womman will be accepted as such if they’re not a liberal. No judge, secretary of state...you name it.


35 posted on 09/20/2008 12:57:34 PM PDT by KriegerGeist (Lifetime member of the "Christian-Radical-Right-Wing-Conspirators")
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To: beaversmom
They are hoping that the constant mantra of racism will cause racists to feel guilty and get them to vote for Obama.

It will have the opposite effect. By drawing attention to his race, it will cause of lot of supposedly open-minded people to vote for McCain.

In other words, MSM's constant complaining about the "Bradley effect" will actually CAUSE the Bradley effect.
36 posted on 09/20/2008 12:59:18 PM PDT by atomicweeder
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To: GVnana

If Odumbo’s people think Anglos are going to have black man remorse, wait until Hispanics get into the privacy of the voting booth. The PCgasm the radical left has worked up a lather for is going to be a fizzle, the big, political, anti climax of the century.


37 posted on 09/20/2008 1:00:34 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Dem’s can say whatever they want, but when your party puts forward a clearly ignorant and unqualified black candidate.

That gets me thinking, why would they put forward a clearly ignorant and unqualified black candidate?

I smell conspiracy theory.


38 posted on 09/20/2008 1:07:55 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: wk4bush2004

You forgot black separatist, and he has bad taste in women.


39 posted on 09/20/2008 1:09:02 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: freespirited
if blacks would only try harder, they could be just as well off as whites."

Yeah, well actually the facts show that it isn't a matter of "trying harder" but rather a matter of doing the right thing. Blacks in stable marriages, with at least highschool educations, without children out of wedlock, do just as well economically as Whites with comparable educations.

40 posted on 09/20/2008 1:10:01 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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