Will racism hurt Obama's chance of election?
The result: Obama would receive an estimated 6 percentage points more support if there were no racial prejudice.
If this claim is true, what does this say about who is racist? Presumably this means that it is racist Democrats or liberals who can't bring themselves to vote for Obama. It can't be conservatives because presumably they wouldn't vote for Obama in any case no matter what Obama's race.
Indeed, amusingly enough I just happened to find an earlier version of this AP story on Andrew's website entitled: "Racial views steer some white Dems away from Obama." For whatever it is worth, the later story had a much more innocuous heading: "Poll: Racial misgivings of whites an Obama issue" or "Methods behind AP-Yahoo News poll on racial views."