What Kind of President Would Americans Accept


Yes No
A white president who
adopted a black child
84% 10%
A very wealthy president 76% 16%
A president who has very little
government experience
74% 17%
A president who smoked
marijuana when very young
69% 23%
A president who currently
smokes tobacco
66% 27%
A black president 55% 32%
A president who voted for the
Iraq war while in Congress
52% 37%
A woman president 52% 38%
A president who supports
abortion rights
49% 36%
A president who has been
married three times
46% 44%
A president who starts office
at the age of 72
36% 56%
A president who is a Mormon 39% 45%
A president who tried
cocaine as an adult
33% 58%

Source: Scripps Howard News Service / Ohio University
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,010 American adults, conducted from May 6 to May 27, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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