January 19th, 2009
07:18 AM ET
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CNN Poll: Most African-Americans say King's vision fulfilled

Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.
Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – More than two-thirds of African-Americans believe Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision for race relations has been fulfilled, a CNN poll out Monday found, a figure up sharply from a survey in early 2008.

The CNN-Opinion Research Corp. survey was released Monday, a federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader and a day before Barack Obama is to be sworn in as the first black U.S. president.

In it, 69 percent of African-Americans said King's vision has been fulfilled in the more than 45 years since his 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech - roughly double the 34 percent who agreed with that assessment in a similar poll taken last March.

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  1. Scott Tucson

    Okay..vison fulfilled now lets do away with all these feel good programs such as Afirmative Action and Welfare.

    January 19, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  2. Cat

    Is that the vision of evading taxes and cheating on your wife?

    January 19, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. BS not Maverick

    It is a great day for America!

    January 19, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  4. Jackie Guy

    53% of the voting population elected a man not for the color of his skin, but for the content of his charater. Thank you Dr. King.

    January 19, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |

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