Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Obama May Fall Prey To Racist Voting Habits

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Barack Obama may be currently leading in the polls, but a dark issue may keep him out of the White House.

According to Zoltan Hajnal, associate professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, Obama may lose on Election Day (Nov. 4) because of something called the “Bradley Effect.”

The Bradley Effect is when voters claim that they are undecided or voting for a black politician in an election, but at the polls, vote for a white candidate out of fear or racial preference.

Hajnal says race is a big issue in this election, and that many undecided voters may be hiding the fact that they don’t want a black president.

However, some voters aren’t ashamed of their colorful opinions.

He says, “People now are out and open about who they’ll vote for and why. Some will say they just prefer John McCain, but others will freely admit it’s a racial issue.”

Though Hajnal says the Bradley Effect should be minimal at the polls, Obama may still lose the presidency because he’s black.

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