The real problem is mentioned farther down.
Race is not the biggest factor driving Democrats and independents away from Obama. Doubts about his competency loom even larger, the poll indicates. More than a quarter of all Democrats expressed doubt that Obama can bring about the change they want, and they are likely to vote against him because of that.
Three in 10 of those Democrats who don't trust Obama's change-making credentials say they plan to vote for McCain.
Of course it's easier just to cry race.
I have said it before and I mean it. There are black Americans and women that I would vote for in any office, but Obama is not one of them. He is way too far to the left. His "cures" for society's ills are worse than the disease.