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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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
Is it just my foreign ear, or does Obama play around with accents when he’s with Afro-Americans, becoming down-home “folksy”?
-they have to be in a panic about the “white” democrate vote......the women are fleeing, can their men be far behind?
I guess I am a racist too, because there is nothing on this planet that will give me reason to vote for this clown. Nothing, including possible death.
I haven’t voted Dimocratic since Carter, fool me one, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
I have no bias against anyone for their race or ethnicity, I have extreme bias against any Dimocrat whether they are running for dog catcher or president.
You know you can’t point out any shortcoming of a black person bnecause that is racist. If you don’t like a black murderer it must be because he is black, not because he is a murderer.
But he should be elected BECAUSE he is black, is what the media seems to be saying. He doesn’t need to be qualified, just, what was it Biden said, clean cut and articulate?
To Obama supporter: “I’d vote for Palin if she were a black man. Would you vote for Obama if he were a WHITE man?”
I have serious misgivings about electing a president that hates me because of my color and thinks America should be damned. White liberals refuse to recognize racism by persons of color, so for them it’s a non-issue by definition; a deliberate blind spot.
You got that right. Like I’ve said before, I’m not prejudiced, I hate all democrats equally.