Anyway, is anyone surprised that "Racial views steer some white Dems away from Obama?"
And here's some logic for you:
Not all whites are prejudiced. Indeed, more whites say good things about blacks than say bad things, the poll shows. And many whites who see blacks in a negative light are still willing or even eager to vote for Obama.That last sentence is priceless--I'd like to ask the AP-Yahoo! people if they've ever heard of the "one of the good ones" reasoning. White people who "see blacks in a negative light" can vote for Obama, in part, because they conceive of him as an exception to the rest of us "negatively lit" ones.
Shockingly, the poll found "[l]ots of Republicans harbor prejudices, too," but they astutely dismiss those prejudices as the reason Republicans don't vote for Obama:
Most Republicans wouldn't vote for any Democrat for president — white, black or brown.Missing the big picture pollsters!
Mayhap some Republicans would never vote for any Democrat because they represent a party in which Obama could be chosen as the presidential candidate? I mean the Republican party is one of the last bastions of... well, did you see their convention?