Posts Tagged ‘affirmative action’

Jim Geraghty: 71 Percent Disagree With Sotomayor’s Decision in Firefighters’ Case

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Jim Geraghty:

“American voters say 55 – 36 percent that affirmative action should be abolished, and disagree 71 – 19 percent with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayer’s ruling in the New Haven firefighters’ case, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. More than 70 percent of voters say diversity is not a good enough reason to give minorities preferential treatment in competition for government or private sector jobs, the independent Quinnipiac University survey of more than 3,000 voters finds.”

Poll: 41% Say Affirmative Action No Longer Relevant

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

From Rasmussen:

While whites are evenly divided on the issue, 89% of African-Americans are opposed to ending Black History Month.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of blacks also say affirmative action is still relevant. Just 33% of whites agree, while the plurality (46%) do not. (more…)