Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Is President Obama being held to a higher standard than white presidents?

READER POLL

Is President Obama being held to a higher standard than white presidents?

No, the economy, not race, is costing Obama support
 
  1605 (74.8%)
Yes, his record equals Bill Clinton but white support still lags
 
  54 (2.5%)
No, dissatisfied voters will still reelect him
 
  131 (6.1%)
Yes, but it’s driven by the GOP’s constant drumbeat of unfair criticism
 
  356 (16.6%)
Total votes = 2146
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Poll: A black president and fickle voters


Letters to the Editor
ISSUE | TERRORISM Get serious on ISIS The long-term strategy to defeat ISIS outlined by Paul McHale is one that needs to be immediately adopted by our political leadership ("The need to defeat the ISIS 'center of gravity'," Dec. 14). His point that our fight against ISIS is an affirmation of civilization itself could not be clearer.
Rich Fortino writes that many elections are being influenced by noncitizen voters. Could he explain the mechanics of just how that happens?