Most adults in North Carolina care more about personality, religion and sexual orientation when choosing a candidate for public office than they do about race, gender and age. So found the latest Elon University poll.
Yet when respondents were asked if they knew someone who would not vote for a candidate based on race, gender and age, most said they did. Here's how the numbers broke down:
- A presidential candidate who is a woman: 63 percent
- A presidential candidate who is black: 54 percent
- A presidential candidate who is “too old”: 44 percent.