Paul Bedard talks with nervous Democratic pollsters and strategists.
The flight of white voters from President Obama's 2008 base is scaring Democrats who are already worried that their side isn't as jazzed up about voting this fall as Republicans are.
.... They are concerned that the desertion of white men, elderly whites and Southern whites will cost them victories in states like Virginia and North Carolina.
Pollster Celinda Lake, briefing the American Association of School Administrators on the election, said that Mitt Romney is leading Obama among white voters 56 percent to 38 percent. "This number 38 percent is a very dangerous number," she said. "You cannot win an election if all you get is 38 percent of the white vote. You have to get more," she said.