James Taranto today
says that pundits are using the "Bradley Effect
" to try to explain why Obama polled so well in New Hampshire, but did much worse in the actually primary. John McGinnis
takes this idea one step further, and says that the Bradley Effect-esque theory could also explain why Obama did so well in Iowa- there's no secret ballot in a caucus, everyone knows who you are voting for.
Does the Bradley effect get mitigated when it's a non-white male against a white female. From the theoretical perspective behind the Bradley theory, people would be embarassed to sound sexist as well, no?