Booker Rising: AP-Yahoo News Poll: Racial Prejudices Steer Some White Democrats Away From Obama

Booker Rising (9/20/08)

AP-Yahoo News Poll: Racial Prejudices Steer Some White Democrats Away From Obama

Here are the full poll results. Hold up. There are a couple of methodological flaws that already jump out at me, and I haven’t yet carefully gone through the survey. Agreeing with the statement that “blacks can try harder to succeed” is not necessarily indicative of racial prejudice. It could easily be indicative of a self-help / personal responsibility attitude not linked to race, but yet this possibility is not tested. The survey also indicates that competence is a bigger issue for Sen. Obama with white Democrats and independents than even race, but does not test the possibility that the two indicators are linked.

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