Monday, March 17, 2008

New Rasmussen Poll Leaves Something Out

a new poll by rasmussen says that 56% of people are less likely to vote for obama following the airing of retired pastor jerimiah wright's comments. what the poll didn't tell us is who are these 56%?

are they obama supporters or are they clinton supporters or other?

why is this important? because clinton supporters will use the information as ammunition, while obama supporters realize that there is much more depth to the issue and can separate obama from the pastor.

Most voters, 56%, said Wright’s comments made them less likely to vote for Obama. That figure includes 44% of Democrats. Just 11% of voters say they are more likely to vote for Obama because of Wright’s comments.

However, among African-Americans, 29% said Wright’s comments made them more likely to support Obama. Just 18% said the opposite while 50% said Wright’s comments would have no impact.

Overall, voters are evenly divided as to whether Obama should resign his membership in the Church—42% say that he should while 40% disagree. White voters, by a 46% to 33% margin, say that Obama should leave the Church. African-American voters, by a 68% to 16% margin, say he should not. Wright retired last month as Pastor of the Church.

here's an analysis by poblano at dailykos that leaves nothing out.

Obama's Church Stands Up
Obama’s Pennsylvania Strategy

Clinton Must Win Pennsylvania