John Zogby on forbes.com today says the “Bradley effect is not likely to be a factor in the presidential race this year,” citing the relative accuracy of polls in the Democratic primaries and the increasing racial tolerance of younger voters.
Analysis of Zogby polling has showed that younger voters, whom I identify in The Way We’ll Be as “First Globals,” are much more racially tolerant than their parents, and especially their grandparents. The trend toward each new generation being more open to diversity is peaking with these First Globals. Any remnants of submerged racial bias surfacing on Election Day are eroding, and I doubt we will see it Nov. 4.
I find it curious that this was published on forbes.com. Is the piece part of some editor’s notion of colorblindness? Or part of the growing realization among journalists across the spectrum that race is a factor that we need to grapple with in this historic election?