WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new poll suggests that the number of Americans who believe the country is ready for a black president is on the rise.
Seventy-six percent of those polled in a CNN/Essence Magazine/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Thursday say that the country is ready. That's up 14 points from December 2006, at the start of the presidential campaign.
"Some of the increase in the number of Americans who say the country is ready for a black president is a simple recognition of Barack Obama's success in the Democratic primaries," said Keating Holland, CNN's polling director.
– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser
The idea of a black president is not a problem and has never been a problem for me. Having the most liberal Senator elected president is a much, much larger problem.
Good Lord, anyone that can't judge a person on a case-by-case basis in the year 2008 should go eat some Chinese paint chips.
YES WE ARE!! AND YES WE CAN!!!!
Im certainly ready!!! Go Obama
The right black president as opposed to the wrong woman president. I am hopeful that a much more decent, honest, dignified, magnanimous and deserving woman runs for president so that I may vote for her in complete faith and confidence.
A vote for Hillary Clinton means never having to say you're sorry (or wrong) to the citizens of the United States of America and the people of the world.
But we are not ready for a woman president. Look at that commander and chief show with Geena Davis – cancelled. On the other hand there have already been 2 black presidents on 24. Co-incidence? I think not.
Hillary is fighting an uphill battle. May be in 4 years.
It is time for change. YES WE CAN!!
That is the biggest Media lie ever told.
I do not believe this.
Obama cannot win and cannot be trusted!
. . . .Senator Obama is not just black. He is white also. He has a little
bit of something for all of us to share. That what makes him so special.
YES WE CAN.
I agree................as long as it could be Colin Powell. Obama couldn't even carry Powell's lapel pin.
Of course! We have always been ready, but not always been willing.
I am glad to be a part of the 40 million raised (I donated 25 dollars in March and 75 dollars in February). Caucuses for Obama in Texas!
-Barack Obama for President-
Yes We Can.
Need we say more?
I think the country has spoken, despite all the hoopla, etc.
This is because the young voters are participating in this election. They are not prejudice like the older generation. It is time for a change. The politics of old don't work anymore. It is time for the young voters to take a stand for their own futures. Maybe get a fresh start. God knows the babyboomer generation won't.
Whatever CNN!, Again you are injecting the "race card" when in reality America is facing major national and world wide issues. CNN, instead of wasting your time and ours with this ridiculous polls, why don't you ask about the economy, war in Iraq, school system, mortgage crisis etc!? Who cares if your baby Obama is yellow, blue, red, black, or white... It is not relevant to the American issues. Stop this crap already.
Hillary or McCain.
There have been great strives in equality. But the very fact that we even have to have such a poll shows just how far we still need to go as a nation. That applies to any poll based on race or gender.
i'll admit the numbers are a bit slanted with essence magazine in there, but this is GREAT news for america.
the white men certainly havent done much for us in the past 7 years!!!
Ready or not, I think our country needs a black president as long as he fits all other qualifications. Which Obama does. BTW, as far as the experience question, all the 'experienced' politicians are the ones that got us in these messes in the first place.
This is what makes America the greatest country in the world. We still have the vision that we can be better as a people and rise to the occasion. Obama is definitely the best candidate! He will win both the nomination and the general election.
. . . .Yes, especially after Senator Obama's thunderous and rude-
awakening speech on race.
Yes we can.
Ready for a Black President?
Yes, long ago.
Just not Obama.
Black Americans for McCain '08
I agree 100% we are ready for a black President, but Not
Obama. If it were Colin Powell I would vote for him in a split minute,
but Obama.. NO WAY..Powell is a true American, with no ties to a
Rev. Wright. Obama..no experience.. wife hates america and speaks
out with a vengence against America. Plus Obama and his campaign
Lie about everything to cover up what is really going on.
I'll wait for future elections to back a black canidate
Yes, sir. You said it. Black, White, Female, Male. What does it matter
when our Country is hurting for the truth. We crave the truth and I
and I think most of America get downright mad when someone tells
a lie or distorts the truth. That goes for Mr. Edwards too. Was he
promised the V.P job from Hillary??? That sounds like Hillary. I know
Gov. Rendall of Pa has been promised the Sec. of Energy job by Hillary..............IF she wins, which I highly doubt. America craves the
truth and Hillary and Bill cannot deliver. Wonder why America craves
the truth????? America knows that answer well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We need new starting at the top. But keep the truthsayers and the good caring ones.
Retired Professional White Woman for Obama from Day 1.