Support for Affirmative Action at Historic Low
According to News/WSJ poll
As the Supreme Court prepares to once again weigh in on the issue of affirmative action, a record-low number of Americans support such programs, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Just 45 percent of respondents said they believe affirmative action programs are still needed to counteract the effects of discrimination against minorities, while an equal 45 percent feel the programs have gone too far and should be ended because they unfairly discriminate against whites.
(The poll was conducted May 30-June 2 and it has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.)