Americans Warming up to Diverse Candidates

By Malena Amusa Mar 16, 2007

Sifting through the garbage of news about Sen. Barack’s multi-ethnic loyalties, I almost missed this Gallop Survey: Asked if they’d [Americans] be willing to vote for a "generally well-qualified" candidate with the following characteristics, here’s how the tally went: Black 94% Jewish 92% A woman 88% Hispanic 87% Mormon 72% Married for third time 67% 72 years of age 57% A homosexual 55% An atheist 45% This looks like good news for both the Democratic Senators; but for anyone holding out hope, this makes it clear there will be no coming out on the campaign trail anytime soon…