Wonky Muse
Wonky Muse

December 15, 2006

Poll: 80% Ok with Black or Woman President

Good news for Hillary and Obama:

In new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, eight in 10 Americans would be "comfortable" or "enthusiastic" about an African-American or woman running for president. That apparent openness — reflected across race, region and age groups — is encouraging news for leading 2008 Democrats Clinton and Obama.
Openness for a Jewish or Mormon President was also reported in the poll. No word on a Muslim's chances.

Overall, it's an encouraging report in that Americans are becoming openminded about judging potential nominees by their ability to lead instead of by gender, color or religion.

However, unless we're willing to consider an atheist for higher office I'd say we still have a long way to go. And don't say it's impossible, either. Staunch Catholic country Chile just elected it's first woman/socialist/atheist president.

Bad news for Republicans (but good news for the rest of us): the poll shows the public expressed more doubt about someone who served in Bush's cabinet than someone who is gay or lesbian.


posted at 4:53 PM by Wonky Muse

+Save/Share | |
Links to this post:

Create a Link






ABOUT

"Sapere Aude."
(Dare to Know)
-- Epistularum Liber Primus, Horace

Wonk (noun): def. A political nerd. Know spelled backwards.

Wonky Muse is the other Filipino American female political blogger. The sane, liberal one.


RECENT POSTS

  • A War Without End
  • Goodness Gracious Geewillickers
  • Pelosi Announced Committee Picks: No Harman, Jeff...
  • David Geffen's $2 Billion Bid for LATimes
  • Laura Bush Plays the Blame Game
  • Winning Hearts and Minds
  • Rove: Done With Politics
  • Jurassic Prick
  • Senator Tim Johnson and the Balance of Power
  • Quote of the Day

  • BLOG ARCHIVES




    BLOGROLL

    Atrios
    BlogRevolution
    Cursor
    Daily Kos
    Hullabaloo
    Firedoglake
    Glenn Greenwald
    Informed Comment
    Memeorandum
    Political Animal
    Talking Points Memo
    The Carpetbagger Report
    The Huffington Post
    Tapped

    WONKY READS



    WEB WONKY MUSE

    TWITTER UPDATES

    follow me on Twitter



    MISC



    Subscribe with Bloglines

    free hit counter script
    image: le sarcophage des muses, musée du louvre.
    site design: wonky muse.