In an article on its website with the rather oblique title, “Exit Poll Angers Some SC Voters,” (meaning others were simply delighted by it?), WSPA television in Spartanburg, S.C., reported that questions in exit polling after the midterm elections Tuesday were framed to elicit racist responses.
Voters were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with statements like:
- “Over the past few years, blacks have gotten less than they deserve.”
- “Blacks are getting too demanding in their push for equal rights.”
- “It’s really a matter of some people not trying hard enough; if blacks would only try harder, they could be as well off as whites.”
One shocked liberal voter demanded to know who had authorized the questions. Amber Lange, who said she worked for Clemson University, was surprised to learn the questions were written by a Clemson professor: