Marc has a great piece up looking at some recent swing-state polling. But amidst all the great numbers and analysis there is this lovely nugget:

In Florida, a total of 46% of voters believe that "violent"  describes black people extremely well, well, or moderately well. But large majorities believe that the words "dependable" and "hard working" also describe black people.

If only they believed that in Washington, D.C. A "violent" but "dependable" and "hard-working" employee sounds like a dude due for big raise. Oh I forgot. I'm not supposed to be making jokes because Obama might lose. Ms. Holloway, get me a line to Al Sharpton, please.

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