Monday, January 22, 2007
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of American voters say they’re willing to vote for an African-American presidential candidate. However, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 55% believe their family, friends, and co-workers are willing to do the same. Earlier, we asked a similar question about voting for a woman and found similar results. Seventy-eight percent (78%) say they’d vote for a woman but just 51% said their peer group would do the same. These questions assume a special relevance in Election 2008 as the top two candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination are Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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