Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Bradley Effect?

The "Bradley effect" is named for Tom Bradley, an African-American candidate who was running for Governor of California in 1982.

Many of the voter polls leading up to the election had Tom Bradley well ahead of the Republican candidate George Deukmejian. In fact, based on the exit polls, a number of media outlets had already projected him as the winner. Bradley ultimately lost the race.

The "Bradley effect" refers to an alleged tendency on the part of some voters to tell pollsters that they are undecided or likely to vote for a black candidate, and yet, on election day, vote for his or her white opponent.

An example of this theory was quite possibly seen earlier this year during the New Hampshire Democratic primary.

Take a very close look at this AOL poll (Taken today).

Right now, if you are asking yourself: "what the fuck does someone's skin color have to do with their ability to be President of the United States" ... Congratulations ... you are not a racist.

Sometimes you need to read between the lines to find an answer to a very simple question.

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Blogger Dusty said...

The Bradley effect folks now say that the folks only lie to a black pollster..

Its all lie in order to be seen as non-racist when indeed you friggin are.

11:28 PM  

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