Hillary protest black voter (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)

Were Black Voters in Michigan Afraid to Oppose Clinton in Polls?

As pollsters and data analysts struggle to explain how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) overcame a 30-point-plus deficit to defeat Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary on Tuesday, one possible factor that has been neglected is the “reverse Bradley effect” — the possibility that black voters were reluctant to tell pollsters they opposed Clinton.