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Christian Science Monitor uses Elon Poll in editorial column

The Christian Science Monitor cited the Elon University Poll in an April 29, 2008, editorial on the issue of race in the presidential elections. Headlined "Race rears again in campaign," the Boston-based newspaper analyzed the way Illinois Sen. Barack Obama had dealt with issues related to race in the Democratic primaries.

From the paper:

"What voters tell pollsters is one thing; what motivates them may be another. In an Elon University poll of North Carolinians this month, 91 percent described themselves as free from the race factor in political choices. It's the other guy, someone they know, who won't vote for a black (54 said that). Race also gets entwined with class, making it hard to trace."

To read the full editorial, click on the link to the right of this page.

Eric Townsend,
8/20/2008 3:25 PM