NEW YORK A new Gallup survey confirms that a majority of Americans claim they will be willing to vote for a woman or a black for president next year. But many say they will still raise questions about voting for a well-qualified Mormon or 72-year-old or someone who has been divorced twice.
Surprisingly, nearly as many say they would vote for a gay candidate as say they would vote for a 72-year-old.
The most censored candidate would be an atheist.
Conservatives express more misgivings about candidates from all of the categories except the age question, where they are more disapproving of voting for someone 72 or over.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 23, 2007