Skip to comments.Poll: Racial misgivings of whites an Obama issue
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 blacksmany 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 2004about 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 independentsvoters Obama can't win the White House withoutagreed 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.
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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 presidentwhite, black or brown."
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.
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
New Dem motto: We have met the racists, and they is us!
“Most Republicans wouldn’t vote for any Democrat for presidentwhite, 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.
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
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.
Of course the fact that he is a marxist has little to do with how the election will turn out.
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??
If opposing huge tax increases, weak on defending the country and nationalization of healthcare and energy makes me a racist, then so be it.
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.
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.
You’re sister needs serious psychological help!!!
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.
What black leader in the world has any respect from other nations?
No matter how the race turns out, we’re going to be considered racists. We might as well win.
“This should make white folks feel comfortable voting for McCain on race alone. After all 98% of Blacks are voting for Obama because hes 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.
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.
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?
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?
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 .
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?
If you think agreeing with that statement indicates "latent prejudice," you just might be a far-left academic moonbat.
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.
I do too.
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.”
“Could Blacks views of Whites” cost McCain support? (alternative header)
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.
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.
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.
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.
You forgot black separatist, and he has bad taste in women.
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.
tell your sister that she shouldn’t promote a man to the presidency just because he is black, but because he has ideas, a history of taking his ideas and implementing them and accomplishing something BEFORE he ascends to the White House......otherwise it’s just affirmative action.....and community organizer or not, I haven’t seen much in the way of accomplishment.
I agree, Steel is awesome.....
I think we need to stop defendig ourselves. It's nobody's business why I vote the way I do. Screw em all.
You are exactly right. Bottom line-if you are white and won’t vote for a black Democrat/socialist/marxist/black liberation theology believer, you are a racist. Accept it, embrace it, and get on with your life. Otherwise, you will waste lots of valuable time attempting to explain, defend, etc. Just forget it, be a racist, and vote for the black conservative the next time one runs. And don’t forget to laugh at all the racist ‘rats you know who won’t vote for him/her.
For the first time in my adult life I will be proud to be a white guy when Obama loses. sarcasm/
Isn’t this just another way of describing the “bradley effect”? Many here assume it has skewed the poll results and will pull this election out in the end. How does this disagree with that conventional wisdom?
I guess that if I buy some Jackson/Sharpton “Black Offset Credits” it would be ok to vote Republican.
obama’s ancestors were not slaves.......they were Muslim Africans and a white liberal girl