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Poll: 79% Willing to Vote for African-American President

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.


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