There was an interesting Pew survey released today about race and the Obama-Clinton race. It showed Obama still has a 10 percent lead over Clinton nationally, and six point lead over McCain. All of this is post Wright scandal.
But the internal numbers show that he may have a tough time winning over some of the Democrats currently supporting Senator Clinton.
…white Democrats who hold unfavorable views of Obama are much more likely than those who have favorable opinions of him to say that equal rights for minorities have been pushed too far; they also are more likely to disapprove of interracial dating, and are more concerned about the threat that immigrants may pose to American values. In addition, nearly a quarter of white Democrats (23%) who hold a negative view of Obama believe he is a Muslim.
Less educated and older white Democrats, who have not backed Obama in most primary elections, hold these values more commonly than do other Democrats.
More conservative beliefs about equal rights and race are not only related to negative opinions of Obama among Democrats, suggesting the potential for defections among Democratic voters, but also are associated with negative views of him in the electorate at large.”
Geraldine Ferraro? Are you out there?