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Rasmussen: 71% Willing to Vote for Woman President, 73% for African-American
Rasmussen Report ^ | 2/17/08

Posted on 02/17/2008 2:25:41 PM PST by LibWhacker

Seventy-one percent (71%) of the nation’s voters say they would be willing to vote for a woman for President. Seventeen percent (17%) say they would not and 11% are not sure.

Results are similar when asked about voting for an African-American—73% are willing to cast such a vote, 14% are not, and 13% are not sure.

Seven percent (7%) of Democrats say they would not vote for a woman. Nine percent (9%) would not vote for an African-American.

Among political moderates, 12% say they would not vote for a woman. Fifteen percent (15%) would not vote for an African-American.

All of these numbers are undoubtedly influenced by the fact that a particular woman and a particular African-American are in the midst of an historic campaign that could land one of them in the White House next January (Rasmussen Markets data on Sunday morning shows that Barack Obama is given a 48% chance of being the next President. Expectations for Hillary Clinton are at 19%). In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Obama has overwhelmingly won the support of African-American voters while Clinton has been strongly favored by women.

While the overwhelming majority of voters say they could vote for a woman or an African-American, just 56% believe their family, friends, and co-workers would be willing to do the same. Among senior citizens, just 41% believe their peers would be willing to vote for a woman. Forty percent (40%) believe their peers would be willing to vote for an African-American.

These results are broadly consistent with the findings of earlier surveys.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; africanamerican; blackpresident; vote; willing; woman; womanpresident
While the overwhelming majority of voters say they could vote for a woman or an African-American, just 56% believe their family, friends, and co-workers would be willing to do the same.

Give people complete anonymity and this is probably pretty close to how the survey would've turned out as well.

1 posted on 02/17/2008 2:25:43 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I don’t see a choice on those willing to vote for a white man. I sense that is also not 100 percent.


2 posted on 02/17/2008 2:28:08 PM PST by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: LibWhacker

This is such a dumb survey. One might be surprise who one will vote for given the opposition.


3 posted on 02/17/2008 2:28:25 PM PST by JLS
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To: LibWhacker

Well, I am not willing to vote for either of the two offered this time around - and race and sex have nothing to do with it.


4 posted on 02/17/2008 2:28:59 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: LibWhacker
Given the choice of Hillary as the First Women POTUS or Obama as the First Black POTUS. I will vote McCain!

I am not stuck on stupid!

5 posted on 02/17/2008 2:29:22 PM PST by rocksblues (Tagline on hold)
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To: LibWhacker
Dont believe it.

Harlem's 94th had a 141-0 sweep for Hillary Clinton.

Obama did not get even a single (1) vote.

6 posted on 02/17/2008 2:29:26 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: LibWhacker

What do you wanna bet that many of the poll takers (I assume this poll was done via the phone) were black women? Gimme a break....


7 posted on 02/17/2008 2:29:27 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: LibWhacker
While the overwhelming majority of voters say they could vote for a woman or an African-American, just 56% believe their family, friends, and co-workers would be willing to do the same.

This sort of second guessing is common in opinion polls.

8 posted on 02/17/2008 2:29:28 PM PST by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: LibWhacker

I thought Ramussen was kind of lame, but by engaging in this kind of race-based polling, I am thinking he is dangerous and lame.

If more than 1 out of 4 are saying they would never vote for a Black Guy, we just helped Sharpon-Jackson-Bonds open new franchises.

Those guys can’t get over the fact they are fighting ghosts. However, these kind of resuls sure seem to favor their claim that mission is far from accomplished.

JMO.


9 posted on 02/17/2008 2:29:35 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: LibWhacker
Guess they don’t have any results for how many Americans would vote for a 24 year legislative bureaucrat and career politico, with egomaniacal aspirations.
10 posted on 02/17/2008 2:30:36 PM PST by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: LibWhacker

I’d vote for either, but not for the 2 presented so far.


11 posted on 02/17/2008 2:30:36 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: LibWhacker
71% Willing to Vote for Woman President, 73% for African-American

Oh,.. I get it!

Facts might kill the story.

12 posted on 02/17/2008 2:31:02 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: KC_Conspirator

I’m willing to vote for a woman or a Black, if he or she stands for low taxes, a strong defense, a secure border and does not believe in a all-controlling nanny state.

Unfortunately, neither Clinton or Obama meets my specifications.


13 posted on 02/17/2008 2:31:46 PM PST by Signalman
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To: LibWhacker

Suggestion for Rasmussen: Would you vote for a Martian if he/she/it were running against Hillary?


14 posted on 02/17/2008 2:32:21 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: LibWhacker

So what does that give McCain? 25%?


15 posted on 02/17/2008 2:33:41 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Diogenesis

Wait until they start in Philadelphia.
There will be districts with over 100% voting hillary.

All perfectly normal, I’m sure ...


16 posted on 02/17/2008 2:33:53 PM PST by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: LibWhacker
I would probably vote for a one-eyed hermaphrodite if they were conservative.!LOL

Couldn't care less about color, sex, or religion, as long as they can win and conservative policy is the end result.

17 posted on 02/17/2008 2:36:15 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: LibWhacker

Be aware of the Bradley effect. Bradley, a black man, was ahead in L.A. by 10%+ two weeks before the election according to the polls - yet, he lost by 10%+. I hate to say it but people lie when they get a cold call asking their opinions - they do not know if someone is just trying to pry information out of them - the vote is what counts, not the poll or even the exit poll.


18 posted on 02/17/2008 2:43:10 PM PST by MarkT
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To: LibWhacker

Neither Thomas Sowell nor Margaret Thatcher are running, so I’ll be voting for a white male candidate.


19 posted on 02/17/2008 2:43:25 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: LibWhacker

You can count me amount the majorities of both groups, but I wouldn’t support a leftist regardless of the demographic.


20 posted on 02/17/2008 2:44:27 PM PST by VR-21
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To: rocksblues
Given the choice of Hillary as the First Women POTUS or Obama as the First SECOND Black POTUS.

There, fixed.

21 posted on 02/17/2008 2:46:06 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: LibWhacker

I am not willing to vote for a black man or a woman for President this election, but it has nothing to do with them being black or a woman.


22 posted on 02/17/2008 2:52:59 PM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: jimfree

BS poll for sure, is this a racist/sexist qualifier poll?


23 posted on 02/17/2008 2:55:54 PM PST by boomop1
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To: LibWhacker
The democrats are missing their best bet for POTUS.
Sheila Jackson-Lee should be their nominee.
144 percent would vote for her.:)
24 posted on 02/17/2008 2:56:24 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (McCain, Huckabee will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: LibWhacker

I’m willing and able to vote for the RIGHT woman or black American who might run. None running this time fit the bill.


25 posted on 02/17/2008 3:00:42 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: LibWhacker

I’d vote for a woman or a black. But not The Beast or Obama-Lama-Ding-Dong.

Have we run out of rich white guys to run for President, yet? After that, I predict anything can happen. ;)


26 posted on 02/17/2008 3:03:02 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: LibWhacker

I’d be happy to vote for Jeane Kirkpatrick,, but she isn’t a woman, or Thomas Sowell, or Walter Williams, but neither of them are African-American.


27 posted on 02/17/2008 3:08:31 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: LibWhacker

What percent of Americans are willing to vote for a liar, a huckster, and a Marxist?


28 posted on 02/17/2008 3:25:18 PM PST by Old Lady
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To: LibWhacker

I’d be more than happy to vote for Alan Keyes or Mary Matlin, but the other two could never get my vote.


29 posted on 02/17/2008 3:37:50 PM PST by Billg64
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

rofl


30 posted on 02/17/2008 3:38:49 PM PST by Billg64
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To: LibWhacker

If Condie Rice had run we could have had both.


31 posted on 02/17/2008 4:25:53 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: MarkT

Regarding the so called “Bradley effect”. I live in California and I remember that election. Bradley who was an ass, had huge numbers of whites vote for him and most all black voters.

It seems unless all whites voted for the guy whitey was still racist. Of course getting 90% plus of the black vote, that’s not racist

Regards


32 posted on 02/17/2008 4:31:07 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: LibWhacker
Hey Rasmussen! I'd like to vote for a conservative.

5.56mm

33 posted on 02/17/2008 4:33:05 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: theBuckwheat
I can understand some people's desire for a black president but why vote for an African?

If any candidate isn't 100% American,they ought not get one vote!Down with hyphenated citizenship.

34 posted on 02/17/2008 4:35:18 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: LibWhacker
71% Willing to Vote for Woman President, 73% for African-American

I don't see a percentage or choice for those willing to vote for "the most qualified" candidate no matter who or what they are.

This election has become a joke.

35 posted on 02/17/2008 4:41:42 PM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: LibWhacker; Ann Coulter

Heck I would for Ann Coulter in a minute....


36 posted on 02/17/2008 4:55:31 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: kaehurowing

I would vote for a trained juggling monkey before I would vote for this woman or black guy the Dems are offering up.


37 posted on 02/17/2008 5:17:44 PM PST by smith288 (Ohio State, close to being 2007 NCAA Champs)
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To: hoosierham
Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian, that from his mother. What those who want Mr. Obama to write history by becoming "America's first African-American president" ignore is that his father was ethnically Arabic, with only 1 relative ethnically African Negro - a maternal great-grandparent (Sen. Obama's great-great grandparent, thus the 6.25% ethnic contribution to the senator's ethnic composition.).

That means that Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side. He is 43.75% Arabic, and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side.


from:
http://kennethelamb.blogspot.com/2008/02/barak-obama-questions-about-ethnic.html

38 posted on 02/17/2008 6:41:49 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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