"The pollsters set out to determine why Obama is locked in a close race with McCain even as the political landscape seems to favor Democrats. President Bush's unpopularity and a national sense of economic hard times cut against GOP candidates, as does that fact that Democratic voters outnumber Republicans. "
"The findings suggest that Obama's problem is close to home—among his fellow Democrats, particularly non-Hispanic white voters. Just seven in 10 people who call themselves Democrats support Obama, compared to the 85 percent of self-identified Republicans who back McCain."
"Lots of Republicans harbor prejudices, too, but the survey found they weren't voting against Obama because of his race. Most Republicans wouldn't vote for any Democrat for president—white, black or brown. "
Makes sense...While the Republican Party's very reason for existence was to end slavery, the Democratic Party for over a century was the Party of white supremacy: openly and explicitly for slavery before the Civil War, supporting lynching and "Jim Crow" laws after the war, and regularly defending segregation and white supremacy throughout most of the 20th century. Today the Democrat Party continues with its divisive race-based ideology...