Black People Politics : Racial views steer some white Dems away from Obama

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Racial views steer some white Dems away from Obama

    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," 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 two and one-half 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.
    Such numbers are a harsh dose of reality in a campaign for the history books. Obama, the first black candidate with a serious shot at the presidency, accepted the Democratic nomination on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, a seminal moment for a nation that enshrined slavery in its Constitution. "There are a lot fewer bigots than there were 50 years ago, but that doesn't mean there's only a few bigots," said Stanford political scientist Paul Sniderman who helped analyze the exhaustive survey.

     
  2. oldiesman

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    it is said that whites will[contribute]to a black cause but will never actually follow a black man,it will be interesting to see how this all turns out.
     
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    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    bollocks :censored:
     
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    yeah just read about this..........
     
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    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    bear in mind the purpose of polls and why they are polling what they are polling :lol: you know you can turn around and find another 'credible' poll with opposite results.
     
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    We knew/know this. There is still racism in america. That is why it is important for each of us to make sure that evey black person is registered and will be at the poll on the day!

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  7. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Zulile,
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Racism....

    Racism in this election cycle has been evident since the Democratic primaries. Racism showing it's ugly head now doesn't surprise me. However, I still think Obama will be elected President.

    I hope people wake up to the dire situation the country and world economy is in right now. If most people truly understood that, then they'd know they have to vote most if not ALL Republicans out of office....local, state, and federal. Deregulation is what got us in this problem in the first place....that and Bush trying to run this country into the ground for the next President.
     
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    Monetary,
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