New Poll on Bias Suggests Americans Care More About Age Than Race

By The News Jun 23, 2008

Poll: McCain’s Age Bigger Factor than Obama’s Race According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, lingering racial bias affects the public’s assessments of the Democrat from Illinois, but offsetting advantages and Sen. John McCain’s age could be bigger factors in determining the next occupant of the White House.Washington Post. Presidential Candidates Prepare for Racist Attacks While both candidates say they will denounce any racism during the campaign, John McCain’s camp also insists it won’t stand for using the race card to sidestep legitimate issues. CNN. Mugabe Rival Quits Zimbabwe Runoff, Citing Attacks "The leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition party withdrew Sunday from a presidential runoff, just five days before it was to be held, saying he could neither participate “in this violent, illegitimate sham of an election process,” nor ask his voters to risk their lives in the face of threats from forces backing President Robert Mugabe." New York Times. L.A. County to Increase Immigrant Raids in Jails "Sheriff’s officials, who have been trained by federal authorities to screen for illegal immigrants at the jail, have interviewed nearly 20,000 inmates since the controversial program began more than two years ago. They have referred 10,840 people to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for possible deportation. Last week, the Sheriff’s Department received $500,000 in county funding to expand the jail screening and to increase the number of interviewers from eight to 13." Los Angeles Times.