According to this recent pole, Race is still playing a vital role in this year’s election. Is this going to cost Obama the election? My guess is, yes. I have said all along that race is playing a bigger underlying role than many people want to recognize. I personally feel that many Americans have some sort of negative feelings about the possibility of having a black president. One of the most worrisome parts for me is the segment of the poll that shows that more than one-third of the white democrats and independents polled shows that they have negative attitudes towards Blacks still to this day. These are votes that Obama cannot get into the White house without. This article states that just 70% of the people interviewed that call them selves Democrats are supporting Obama, while 85% of people who call themselves Republicans are supporting McCain.