“If anyone in Washington is skeptical about these findings, they are in denial,” [Jon Krosnick, a psychologist and political scientist at Stanford University] said. “We have 50 years of evidence that racial prejudice predicts voting. Republicans are supported by whites with prejudice against blacks. If people say, ‘This takes me aback,’ they are ignoring a huge volume of research.”
Keep the research into the social psychology of politics coming. We need to break the hold of the deeply rooted prejudice that politics is primarily an exercise in public reason.