Thursday, March 27, 2008
Nestled deeeeep inside today’s Quinnipiac University Poll are a few potentially troubling revelations about state voters.
In questions posed to nearly 1,700 registered Connecticut voters about the leading presidential candidates,10 percent said they don’t think Hillary Clinton (remember when she insisted that her unmarried surname of Rodham should be included?) would make a good president because she’s too liberal; 25 percent said she lacks integrity; and 19 percent “Just don’t like her.”
I think the sexists, however, emersed themselves in the 22 percent who answered “Nothing in particular” because they didn’t want to join the tiny 3 percent who admitted that a woman should not be president.
In McCain’s negative question, 53 percent said he would not make a good president because of his stand on the war;14 percent blamed his positions on the economy; and 3 percent said he lacks integrity. While 19 percent said he’s “too old,” I believe that many among the 22 percent who said “Nothing in particular” were into the age thing as well.
Finally, among the list of reasons why people think Obama might not be a good president, 69 percent said he lacks experience;11 percent said he’s too liberal; and 5 percent admitted “racial motivations.” But down at the bottom, in the “nothing in particular” line, 18 percent laundered what Blog-o-rama fears could be racial prejudices in the year 2008.