OpenLeft: Voters “Comfortable” with the Black Guy, Not so Much the Old Guy

OpenLeft (9/18/08)

Voters “Comfortable” with the Black Guy, Not so Much the Old Guy

The latest Quinnipiac poll continues the good news for the Obama campaign and should raise worries for the McCain campaign. The headline is Obama 49, McCain 45 which is in keeping with the polling of the last few days showing solid movement to Obama. But the internals are really interesting.

Ninety percent of voters say they are very or somewhat comfortable with the idea of an African-American president. Specifically, 78% say they are “entirely comfortable” with the idea and another 12 “somewhat.”

By contrast, just 37% are entirely comfortable with a 72-year-old president…

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