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Disturbing September 23, 2008

Posted by Dwight and Lynn Furrow in Current Events, Dwight Furrow's Posts.
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A new poll helps explain Obama’s narrow lead despite the utter collapse of Republican ideology.

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….

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….Just seven in 10 people who call themselves Democrats support Obama, compared to the 85 percent of self-identified Republicans who back McCain.

It is remarkable the extent to which people willingly sacrifice their self-interest to hold onto racial attitudes.

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