Despite the lie we tell our kids, that “any child can grow up to be President of the United States,” I blogged a few months ago about the likelihood of getting elected if you were black, female, an atheist, gay, etc.

Now, the folks at have tracked Gallup polls going back several years on exactly that question. Results here. It’s important to remember that this is what people say they would do, not what they have done, and we know that there is not always a correlation.