If the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll, Barack Obama could lose the race because one-third of white Democrats “harbor negative views toward blacks.”
Calling blacks “lazy,” “violent” or responsible for their own troubles, 40 percent of all white Americans hold at least a partly negative view toward blacks.
“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 survey.
Twenty percent of all whites felt the word “violent” strongly applied to blacks when present with a list of positive and negative adjectives. Among other words, 22 percent agreed with “boastful,” 29 percent “complaining,” 13 percent “lazy” and 11 percent “irresponsible.”
Although this prejudiced group isn’t as large as the non-prejudiced group, this percentage could still cost Obama the White House–and all we’ll have for the next four years is a flip-flopping, character-warping President and his gun-wielding, moose-hunting, inexperienced VP.