Barack Obama has received better news coverage than Hillary Clinton because of his skin color. At least that’s what a project surveying 500 women Lifetime Television network viewers think.
“Every Woman Counts,” the project that released this data, said 41 percent of the women polled thought Obama has received better media coverage, 27 percent said the coverage has been neutral, 20 percent said it has been more negative, and 12 percent said they didn’t know.
If Black Entertainment Television did a poll, would it be surprising if the results showed the negative way Obama has been handled in the media?
Instead of focusing on these polls that only deal with race and gender, we should pay more attention to polls speaking solely about important issues. Both candidates are minorities in the political world, so people should be proud they are seeing a better representation of themselves in places of power.
Kellyanne Conway and Celinda Lake, the women who conducted the national survey, plan on holding a press conference for the poll’s findings. What’s the point?
Regardless of these “findings,” the topic of discussion is a national election.
The country needs to move forward and make choices based on everybody’s best interests. We need to move past issues of gender and race and start talking about how everybody can live the American dream.
Christine Thomasos for the Editorial Board.