Thursday, February 08, 2007

Partisan consideration trumps...

Americans more open to idea of a female or black president in 2008: polls (Brooks Bulletin - Alberta) by BETH GORHAM ...While no one would deny that race still matters in U.S. politics, said Keeter, "it seems like partisan considerations are more important than race."
The evolution of U.S. politics isn't surprising to those who remember that exit polls suggested Colin Powell could have won against Bill Clinton in 1996 if he'd run for president.
And a Gallup analysis suggests Hillary Clinton's gender may be a boost for her candidacy since she scores better among Republican and independent women than other Democratic candidates.
"It's possible that women may disproportionately swing to her in hopes of supporting the first female president," says the polling firm....

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