Skip to comments.Obama supporters fear race may bring candidate down
Posted on 10/15/2008 9:29:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
For supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama it is a nightmare scenario -- his apparent lead in the battle for the White House suddenly evaporates on Election Day. The cause? Race.
As Republican rival John McCain celebrates victory, it emerges that a small but decisive percentage of white voters who had declared to opinion pollsters they supported Obama actually chose differently in the privacy of the ballot booth.
With opinion surveys making Obama the favorite over McCain less than three weeks before the November 4 election, attention has turned to the question of how many white Americans might be lying to pollsters about their willingness to vote for a black president.
The phenomenon is known as the "Bradley effect," after Tom Bradley, an African American who narrowly lost the 1982 California governor's election despite leading in polls.
His defeat surprised observers who concluded many white voters had not been honest about their intentions. Ever since, pollsters have tried to factor in the Bradley effect in elections featuring black candidates.
Those concerns weighed heavily on John Estep as he canvassed for Obama last week in the mainly white town of St. Bernard, Ohio, where he was once mayor.
"They will say in a poll, or say on the porch, 'I'll vote for Obama.' But I question how many will stick with a person of color when they pull that (voting booth) curtain," said Estep.
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Setting things up...
They are seriously priming the pump for riots to break out when their candidate loses.
Do they mean Obama’s hatred of Jews is finally going to become an issue?
Or just his general disdain for “typical white people” like his grandma?
Racism is not the issue. Marxism is!!
These people are STUCK ON STUPID!
I got a call from a Shaheen volunteer yesterday.
She said I was not voting for the DemonRATs because I was a racist.
I told her it had nothing to do with race, and that I had voted for Alan Keyes in the 2000 primary.
I told her it was IDEOLOGY!!!
Why do these keep cropping up? Could it be The One is not confident of his own predictions of victory?
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Guys, we’re seeing one of these a day. That tells me that THEY know these polls are as bogus as we think they are.
This crap is aggravating!!! He’ll lose because he’s a socialist and a racist....
for the post-election riots.
I say AGAIN, IT’S NOT HIS RACE.
IT’S HIS MARXIST SOCIALIST PHILOSOPHY, HIS TOTAL LACK OF CHARACTER and EMPTY RHETORIC.
This clown makes Dick Nixon, LBJ and Clintoon look like saints.
Face it folks, if Obama loses it will ONLY be because he’s black.
Just accept and prepare now to defend your family and property.
I may keep my children home from school for a few days after the election. My middle schoolers have already had black students talking about “Whitey needs killin’” when another student expressed support for McCain. I was appalled until I talked to several other students who were hearing the same stuff.
This will make everyone insane. Frightening.
this is such crap. on one hand pmsnbc runs a story about
how whites won’t support a black candidate, whilst in the news crawler they show a story saying that less than 5% of
blacks support mccains candidacy. i suppose this means that
whites are racist until proven otherwize, while blacks are
exempt from accusations of racism.
Ask yourself, who would vote for a communist just because he is black. Sheesh, what are people thinking.
They know those Polls are BS and afraid some of their supporters might not vote if they think its over.
Race. It can’t possibly be the fact that he is a tax raising marxist, a lying, dissembling friend of cop-killing terrorists, and an arrogant elitist who is a con-artist and snake-oil salesman. No, of course not.
<”FONT SIZE” = 18>If you vote for John McCain, you are a racist!<”FONT SIZE” = 10>
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