A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that more than three-quarters of American adults believe race should not be considered in the college admissions process. The Supreme Court is set to rule on an important affirmative action case involving the University of Texas as early as Monday but definitely by the end of the month. Both Democrats and Republicans voiced widespread opposition to considering race in college admissions. And there was little racial division in opposition to the practice. Hispanics were less likely than Whites or Blacks to oppose using race in college admissions.
The poll also found that only 45 percent of American adults supported affirmative action programs of any kind. This is the first time in more than two decades where opponents of affirmative action outnumbered supporters.