A recent poll from handpicked people shows that in the past 4 years, there’s been no improvement in racial attitudes, towards blacks, even though all races in 2008 voted for Obama. And this AP poll claims that most are racist whether they recognize those feelings or not. So now, this excuse portrays non Obama supporters as racist, even though it’s a recognized fact among voters that his policies have failed.
These views are what we are made to believe, are why Obama may lose his re-election bid, which is far from the truth, as many of his once supporters have awakened, as to what he meant as change for America.
The poll states that racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views toward race without asking questions about that topic directly.
The one sided poll claims 51% of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared with 48 percent in a similar 2008 survey. When measured by an implicit racial attitudes test, the number of Americans with anti-black sentiments jumped to 56 percent, up from 49 percent during the last presidential election. In both tests, the share of Americans expressing pro-black attitudes fell.
“As much as we’d hope the impact of race would decline over time … it appears the impact of anti-black sentiment on voting is about the same as it was four years ago,” said Jon Krosnick, a Stanford University professor who worked with AP to develop the survey.
Most Americans expressed anti-Hispanic sentiments, too. In an AP survey done in 2011, 52 percent of non-Hispanic whites expressed anti-Hispanic attitudes. That figure rose to 57 percent in the implicit test. The survey on Hispanics had no past data for comparison.
The AP surveys were conducted with researchers from Stanford University, the University of Michigan and NORC at the University of Chicago.
And the biggest joke in all of this, the AP is saying that Obama has treaded cautiously on the subject of race. No, when things haven’t gone his way, he has always brought up the race card.
Because of the racism issue, analysts are saying that Obama could lose t he election by 5%. Again a false statement, as he will lose because of his failed policies and reckless spending, bypassing congress, and so on.
The poll finds that racial prejudice is not limited to one group of partisans. Although Republicans were more likely than Democrats to express racial prejudice in the questions measuring explicit racism (79 percent among Republicans compared with 32 percent among Democrats), the implicit test found little difference between the two parties. That test showed a majority of both Democrats and Republicans held anti-black feelings (55 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans), as did about half of political independents (49 percent).
Simple explanation: Republicans are racist, Democrats aren’t.
The same respondents were also administered a survey designed to measure implicit racism, in which a photo of a black, Hispanic or white male flashed on the screen before a neutral image of a Chinese character. The respondents were then asked to rate their feelings toward the Chinese character. Previous research has shown that people transfer their feelings about the photo onto the character, allowing researchers to measure racist feelings even if a respondent does not acknowledge them.
All the surveys were conducted online. Other research has shown that poll takers are
more likely to share unpopular attitudes when they are filling out a survey using a computer rather than speaking with an interviewer. Respondents were randomly selected from a nationally representative panel maintained by GfK Custom Research.