THE BLOG
02/27/2007 10:49 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

POLL: ABC/Post Additional Analysis

Additional analysis from a recent ABC News/Washington Post national survey (ABC story, results; Post story, results) of 1082 adults (conducted 2/22 through 2/25) finds:

  • When asked if they would be more likely or less likely to vote for a presidential candidate if he/she were black, 87% of Americans said it "wouldn't matter" and 6% said they would be "less likely" to vote for that candidate. In may of 1998, 66% said it wouldn't matter and 27% said they would be less likely.
  • 58% say they are less likely to vote for a candidate if he/she were over age 72, while 3% say it wouldn't matter.
  • 29% say they are less likely to vote for someone who is a Mormon, while 66% say it wouldn't matter.
  • 14% say they are more likely to vote for someone who is a woman, 13% say they are less likely, and 72% say it wouldn't matter.