Sunday, October 12, 2008
While this is not a scientific sampling of McCain supporters and the video's linked below are taken by a bias observer, these folks are why the Clarion is worried about the Bradley effect in the polls and Obama. The Bradley effect named after former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley said that polls for minority candidates consistently overstated their support because what voters did and said varied based on privacy. Today the Clarion heard former (suspect) Virginia Governor, and current Richmond Mayor, Douglas Wilder reference the same in his experience with the polls and the results. He warned the Obama campaign not to be complacent.
See the McCain rallies that have us worried.
Ohio video I
Ohio video II
it seems that the mccain camp is on its way to insighting a riot while obama hushes simple booing of mccain/palin during his events. i guess obama wants to keep things as positive as possible while mccain/palin are grabbing at anything in these last few weeks...
I also heard an NPR bit that cited a kind of inverted Bradley effect in Pen., where people said they would vote for Obama once in the booth, but wouldn't admit it to anyone.
a. Climacus---The reverse Bradley Effect! Fascinating and uplifting. I have no doubt that you are correct. America has progressed at least some since 1982 in terms of racial politics.
How racist a country are we? I think there are differences by age, by education level and by place. One would hope we have to be less racist than we used to be, are we collectively less racist enough to elect Obama? It would be some statement to the world about the validity of dreaming the American dream.
Thanks for stopping by. At the Clarion Content we are definitely concerned about the Bradley effect. We are hoping it will be offset by the number of first time voters entering the process.
Your link got cut off a bit. Here it is again.
When I voted, 48% of the respondents were worried about the Bradley effect, 52% were not.
As for Obama, he is a bright man who has already moved the country forward. I have high hopes for him in the long term.