The Wall Street Journal uses Tennessee's U.S. Senate race to explore the "15% lie" -- "when whites, bowing to societal pressure, tell pollsters they intend to vote for a black candidate but fail to do so in the voting booths. Indeed, several political experts believe that despite Harold Ford Jr.’s strong showing in the polls, some whites may desert him at the last minute."
The New York Times also explores the racial overtones of the race using a recent GOP ad attacking Ford that still may backfire on Republicans who claimed they were "powerless" to take it off the air.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
"The 15% Lie"