By Silvio Canto Jr. | Monday, May 12th, 2008 at 8:00 am
According to head to head match-ups, Obama and McCain are tied in Galllup and Rasmussen Reports.
We have a tie or polls within the margin of error. If the election were held today, it would be very close.
We do not have a close election along ethnic lines. Back to Rasmussen:
“McCain leads by twelve percentage points among White Men and eleven points among White Women while Obama overwhelmingly attracts the African-American vote.
Among Hispanic voters, Obama leads 58% to 35%.
Obama leads 59% to 35% among those who rarely, never, or occasionally attend Church or other religious services.
Among those who attend services at least a couple of times a month, McCain leads 56% to 37%.
McCain leads 69% to 28% among Evangelical Christians.”
What does that mean? Our national division goes on.
Obama’s “white vote” problem is outlined by Juan Williams:
“Clinton has defeated Obama among white voters in key states such as California, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Exit polls show Clinton winning an overwhelming average of 57% of white Democrats since the February Super Tuesday elections.” (Obama Has Growing Problem w/White Voters)
Obama’s early promise was that he wasn’t a black candidate.
I still see Obama as a liberal. I want to run against Obama as a liberal who is weak on national security and will make a mess out of courts.
However, Rev. Wright changed the election. His remarks killed Obama with white voters.
It did not help that Obama had ear plugs for 20 years!
Obama is now a black candidate. He gets 90% of the black vote in primaries and loses to McCain with white voters, specially white men!
Let me say this: It would be a nightmare for the US to have an election decided along racial lines.
You can read this and other articles by Silvio Canto on his blog MY VIEW by Silvio Canto, Jr. You can also listen to his twice weekly radio program, Canto Talk, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (check schedule for segment times).
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