June 15, 2007, - 12:58 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Today’s Wall Street Journal reports an interesting racial divide regarding who will be the real home-run king, should alleged steroid user Barry Bonds surpass Hank Aaron. In the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll,
A 58% majority of whites say they will still consider Hank Aaron baseball’s home-run king even if steroids-linked Barry Bonds passes him this summer, but a 38% plurality of blacks would consider Bonds the true record-holder . . . . Bonds’ negative ratings exceed his positive marks by 20 percentage points, slightly better than Bush’s net negative of 25 points.
One commenter, “KDM,” remarks:
So did Clinton [exceed Bush’s positives in surveys]: Who said cheaters never prosper? Although I would believe Clinton would never use steriods becase of the side effects.
Tags: Barry Bonds, Bush, Clinton, Debbie Schlussel, Hank Aaron, King, NBC, Racial Divide, Wall Street Journal