Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Don't Have a Chance . . . .

These are the results of a Gallup Poll conducted this month:

The Feb. 9-11, 2007, poll asked Americans whether they would vote for "a generally well-qualified" presidential candidate nominated by their party with each of the following characteristics: Jewish, Catholic, Mormon, an atheist, a woman, black, Hispanic, homosexual, 72 years of age, and someone married for the third time.

Between now and the 2008 political conventions, there will be discussion about the qualifications of presidential candidates -- their education, age, religion, race, and so on. If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be …, would you vote for that person?


Yes, would
vote for

No, would not
vote for


%

%

Catholic

95

4

Black

94

5

Jewish

92

7

A woman

88

11

Hispanic

87

12

Mormon

72

24

Married for the third time

67

30

72 years of age

57

42

A homosexual

55

43

An atheist

45

53


Since I fall into the two last categories, my chances of being elected US president are not good.

Oh well, onward to Canada. Perhaps there's a better opportunity there . . . . :)


3 comments:

Tom said...

I am an ex Catholic in love with a Hispanic, does that raise my chances?

West End Bound said...

Of course - That moves you way up the list, I'm sure. :)

Daniel wbc said...

OK, how about a twice-divorced black latina atheist secular-Jewish lesbian?

And, web, I'd vote for you ...