By Jamie Rivera Published 10/27/2012 14:51:00 | Views: 322
Racial voting trends and racism in America could affect Obama election, poll finds

The historic election of our first black president marked an unprecedented step forward for racial harmony, showing that four years later, our great nation is now … even more racist than before? A paradoxical AP poll has found that 51 percent of Americans now hold explicit anti-black attitudes compared to 48 percent in a similar survey in 2008.

When polled for implicitly racist attitudes — tests that measure unknown or unacknowledged prejudice toward African Americans — the number jumps to 56 percent (up from 49 percent in 2008).

The racist attitudes could affect President Barack Obama's push for re-election, although the impact could be mitigated by some Americans' "more favorable views of blacks," the survey found. [Source]

How do you think race affects the election?

By Jamie Rivera 10/27/2012 14:51:00

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