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Ohio News Poll Internals Revealing

Posted by Nancy on September 22, 2008

Yesterday my local newspaper carried the full Ohio News Organization poll, which was commissioned by the state’s eight largest daily newspapers.  It carried all the questions and all the answers, plus commentary “explaining” it to readers.

If you only read the articles, you saw that McCain leads in Ohio 48-42%, and that “there’s a lot of prejudiced [white] people out there.”  The article said “several Obama supporters predicted that the Illinois senator’s race will be an impossible obstacle for many voters.”

I am angry.  If Obama loses, it will be because of racism? 

If you look inside the poll, which breaks down responses by age, income, education level, region of the state, and race, you see something entirely different.

White support for McCain and Obama splits 55-34%.  Does that show racism or philisophical and political differences?  That’s hard to say, but there’s probably both in there.

Black support favors Obama 98-0% (Nader gets 1% and the other percentage is unaccounted for).  Apparently NO black respondents plan on voting for McCain.  That is a lot more obvious indication of racism.

Studying it further: only 3% of blacks think McCain is qualified to be president, 0% think he has higher personal and ethical standards than Obama, 2% think he has a better plan for the country, 6% think he would use good judgment in a crisis, and 0% think he is personally likeable. 

It looks to me like if Obama wins in November black racism will contribute to his victory.  It may not make the difference in Ohio, but there are states where it will.

I tire of reading stories about Obama facing white racism when poll after poll shows blacks planning to vote for him in the 98-99% range and not identifying that as racist.  Racism is racism, and it is odious either way.  Even more disgusting is the media’s attempt to guilt people into voting for an ill-prepared candidate espousing a far left agenda, based solely on the color of his skin.

More than ever this year we need to study the issues, learn about the candidates, and own our own votes. 

To those who have moved and not yet registered to vote (you know who you are), there is little time left.  Get out there and register this week!

Now for my second outrage of the day I present this cartoon from Oliphant in the Washington Post.

This is the same Washington Post that several years ago refused to print the Mohammed cartoons that caused such an uproar in Denmark.  Here was their explanation then:

“It would violate our standards for taste to publish them. We keep many things out of the paper on those grounds, including gratuitous nudity, violence, obscenity and racial, ethnic and religious slurs.”

Where are those “standards of taste” now?  Once again the main stream media shows no respect for Christians, especially evangelicals and others who actually take their religion seriously.


4 Responses to “Ohio News Poll Internals Revealing”

  1. FoodyMom said

    Ugh! This post hits the nail on the head. Wonderful job illuminating the issues. The racism thing–well, we knew it was coming, didn’t we? If we don’t vote for him, it’s because he’s Black. I mean, what else could it be? I’m sick to death of it all. Maybe I’ll blog about it too…

  2. FoodyMom said

    Hey! Thanks for adding me to your favorite sites blogroll! Wow!

  3. DLN said

    The Democrats – who are losing old-timers in droves – are trying to mask the rejection of their far-left ideas as racism. This is wrong on so many levels I don’t even know where to begin. This is what gave me pause when I started reviewing the candidates:

    Statement from Communist Party USA (CPUSA):

    “The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.

    The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them.”

  4. Nancy said


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