Mainstream media continue to push the idea that the upcoming Presidential election is about race.
In a television appearance Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Beast said that if Mitt Romney wins a majority of the vote in Florida and Virginia, the electoral map will look exactly as did the pro-slavery portion of the United States during the Civil War.
Sullivan was responding to an observation made by This Week host George Stephanopoulos noting that national polls indicate Romney holds the favor of six out of 10 white voters.
The Associated Press has also done its part to push the race narrative as the Presidential election season draws down. The news agency published a poll on Saturday titled “AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks.”
The article begins:
Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.
Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans’ more favorable views of blacks.
The AP’s polling data suggest that 51 percent of Americans harbor negative feelings toward blacks.