Race May Play Significant Role in Presidential Election, Survey Finds

Aug 6, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Science Daily

"People may not even be aware that they have certain racial attitudes and that could be why, even with an African-American president in the White House for nearly four years, race continues to play a role in electoral politics," Anthony G. Greenwald, PhD, said in an interview.

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"Previous research has shown that both blacks and whites show explicit preferences for their own race, according to Greenwald. However, when it comes to implicit, or unconscious, preferences, blacks tend not to prefer one race over another, whereas close to 70 percent of white Americans show an implicit racial bias, he said."

New proofs of something every body knows well : Amerikkka is still there and the 2008 election has not changed this deeply rooted fact.

Just a confirmation of the US culture and history though some changes have been taking place since the 1954-1964 period. The fundamentals are still there.

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Did we really need a survey for this?
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and they'll always be there attai..it's what helps maintain dversity albeit on a smaller scale
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*diversity*
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Of course it will most if not all blacks will vote for Obama, because he is the best candidate for sure.
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And ironically no race votes in a block like the blacks.

The democrats get it and don't even have to work for it.

What would the media say about whites if 95% of them voted against the black candidate?
I believe the term is called racists.
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Geez, I just wasted 15 minutes to take the test. The results:

Your data suggest a slight implicit preference for Mitt Romney compared to Barack Obama.
Your data suggest a slight implicit preference for Barack Obama compared to Mitt Romney.

I guess the title's right after all - Race "may" play a role in the election, then again it "may not"

But it's comforting to know that the "You're racist if you don't vote for Obama" line is being trotted out again!

LOL
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voteearlyvoteoften wrote:
Geez, I just wasted 15 minutes to take the test. The results:
Your data suggest a slight implicit preference for Mitt Romney compared to Barack Obama.
Your data suggest a slight implicit preference for Barack Obama compared to Mitt Romney.
I guess the title's right after all - Race "may" play a role in the election, then again it "may not"
But it's comforting to know that the "You're racist if you don't vote for Obama" line is being trotted out again!
LOL
If any voter admitted he voted for a candidate based on
his White Skin Color,How would the Liberal Media react?
Also not forgetting the Twin Poverty Pimps,Jesse,and Al?
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JDC wrote:
And ironically no race votes in a block like the blacks.
Actually that’s NOT true. Do a bit of research and you’ll learn.
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JDC wrote:
And ironically no race votes in a block like the blacks.
The democrats get it and don't even have to work for it.
What would the media say about whites if 95% of them voted against the black candidate?
I believe the term is called racists.
But blacks have been for decades voting in a bloc for WHITE candidates! So where is the racism?

They're voting for DEMOCRATS. And one would have to be stupid to not see why a black Yank might find a black candidate attractive... after generations of racism, finally a black President? That whites would criticize this really shows just how unconscious many of them are.

Generations of NO black power, then when one is elected President and blacks all vote for him, suddenly THEY are racist?

Please I am from the USA and can remember the time when whites were very overtly racist, discrimination was rampant... things have changed, and for the better.
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Razors Edge wrote:
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If any voter admitted he voted for a candidate based on
his White Skin Color,How would the Liberal Media react?
Also not forgetting the Twin Poverty Pimps,Jesse,and Al?
There is no “liberal media”, you jackass. It's CORPORATE media through and through.

Stop parroting idiotic connedservative cliches from Rush Limbaugh, and train your brain to function.
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voteearlyvoteoften wrote:
Geez, I just wasted 15 minutes to take the test. The results:
Your data suggest a slight implicit preference for Mitt Romney compared to Barack Obama.
Your data suggest a slight implicit preference for Barack Obama compared to Mitt Romney.
I guess the title's right after all - Race "may" play a role in the election, then again it "may not"
But it's comforting to know that the "You're racist if you don't vote for Obama" line is being trotted out again!
LOL
Some people will vote against Obama out of racism.

Most people voting for Romney I conclude are not so much racist as deluded. Thinking that corporate-kissing Republican crap is good for the country... smh...

It's past the 2-party choice anyway, at this point. Both are corporate controlled. The only reasonable candidate is Ron Paul, and look how they buried him.

Wake up, Yanks!
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Barros Serrano wrote:
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There is no “liberal media”, you jackass. It's CORPORATE media through and through.
Stop parroting idiotic connedservative cliches from Rush Limbaugh, and train your brain to function.
boy you are so dumb Jackass.CBS,ABC,NBC,MSNBC,CURR ENT,
NPR,THE LIST IS ENDLESS..WHERE THE F YOU BEEN CHUMP??
THAT YOU DONT KNOW THESE ARE RADICAL LEFT WING MEDIA
AND YOU NEVER EVER SEE ANY RIGHT WING PEOPLE ON THEM?
GEESSSHHH..WHAT A DOPE..

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JDC wrote:
And ironically no race votes in a block like the blacks.
The democrats get it and don't even have to work for it.
What would the media say about whites if 95% of them voted against the black candidate?
I believe the term is called racists.
The same black voting block voted for the very white Bill Clinton, with well over 90% doing so. Possibly the main reason why blacks tend to vote Democratic in such high numbers, is that Democrats care about the interests of black people, while Republicans wish they would disappear.
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no self respecting black would ever vote republican
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no self respecting black would ever vote republican
OH A LIMEY KNOWS ALL ABOUT BLACK REPUBLICANS SOME OF
AMERICAS FINEST MEN AND WOMEN? STFU..WORRY ABOUT THE
UK SINKING..
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Of course it will. Most blacks will vote for Obama because he is the best candidate. The morman wants to make plural marriage legal. That is not good.
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Seriously folks since all this Obama Attack
Scheme began..I have been doing my very limited

Best to show you that the very dangerous aspects
of Marxism are real and terrible.You are blessed
with never being invaded,occupied,or Brutally
suppressed.Both politically,or pesonal freedom
wise..My english is not my first language I do
speak several European Langauges..So please
forgive me my bad grammar,etc..However the
fact that you all have never suffered the
Slings & Arrows of outrageous fortune I
thought I would Borrow that from Bill???
Makes you unaware,not really sensitive to
what is taking place? Sheep like you do
all trust your Shepherds in Wolves clothes
etc for you are not experienced in the Warfare
of Communistic Beliefs..its very silent full
of lies,deciet,and under ground thinking it
will be a tragic event to allow the USA
to become a victim of it all..I was very
supprised to disover that the largest
amount of communists are in Fact African
Americans..Their Base is in Fact Chicago
when Col.Allen West made his claim that
their are many Communists in the WH,They
were the most upset??????????
I ask you please examine the true situation
in Nov..Make your choice based upon CAUTION!!
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pn2cladelover wrote:
no self respecting black would ever vote republican
I would vote for Colin Powell in a heart beat and I am white. I would have liked to see Condi as Romneys VP. I would have made me feel better about the possibility of voting for him. I voted Obama last election but I don't care for his take on welfare. I am getting tired of all the obnoxious welfare bitches at Walmart on the first of the month. They are pissin me the f off!
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fedupwiththemess wrote:
Of course it will. Most blacks will vote for Obama because he is the best candidate. The morman wants to make plural marriage legal. That is not good.
Do you have any education higher than 3rd grade?

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