On tonight’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. — a guest via satellite from Sunrise, Florida — was asked about The Bradley Effect among other things.
“The Polls have you up,” said Stewart, “but then they keep talking about the Bradley affect, this idea that white voters when they go to the polls they will tell pollsters they will vote for an African American but they won’t actually do it?”
“Yeah, they’ve been saying that for awhile but we’re still here,” Obama said. “So I don’t know. I don’t think white voters have gotten this memo about the Bradley Effect.”
“Are you concerned in some respects,” Stewart joked, “I don’t know how to bring this up, your mother is from Kansas, father African, are you concerned that you may go into the voting booth and –”
“I wont know what to do,” Obama joked, finishing the comedian’s thought.
” — your white half will all of a sudden decide, ‘I can’t do this!’” Stewart said.
“Yeah,” Obama said. “It’s a problem … I’ve been going though therapy to make sure that I vote properly on the 4th.”
– Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller