Criticism of Obama Not About Race, Says New Poll of White People

09/19/2009 04:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

People who criticize President Obama for his health care proposals, his questionable birth certificate, and his love of socialism are not doing so out of racism, a new poll of white people indicates.

The survey, conducted by the University of Minnesota's Opinion Research Institute, measured the opinions of a large cross-section of the nation's most virulent white Obama critics and found that their views were largely free of racial basis.

A majority of those white people surveyed "strongly agreed" with the statement, "I don't have any problems with Obama being black, but I do have a problem with him being a socialist from Kenya who is trying to kill my grandmother." More here.