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  • "In high-profile contests where one of the major party candidates is black, pre-election telephone polls have often been wrong, overstating the strength of the black candidate. In polling circles this is known as the 'Bradley effect' or the 'Wilder effect' or the 'Dinkins effect.' Will it also be known as the Obama effect?"

    The New York Times, Will There Be an ‘Obama Effect?’ , by Janet Elder, May 16, 2007

    September 22, 2008

  • I can assuredly answer that question. It will not also be known as the Obama efect.

    November 7, 2008

  • I read something yesterday about what they called the (Warren) "Buffet effect"--in which white voters told their friends at the country club they were voting for McCain, but once they got in the booth they voted for Obama. I can't remember where I saw it--maybe Slate, maybe NYTimes...

    November 7, 2008