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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:24 PM
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Obama damaged by Wright flap: USA Today/Gallup poll; finding contrasts with CBS/NYT poll
WP/Reuters: Obama damaged by Wright flap: USA Today/Gallup poll
By David Morgan
Reuters
Monday, May 5, 2008

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama's standing has been significantly damaged by the controversy over his former pastor, according to USA Today/Gallup poll published on Monday.

The poll showed Hillary Clinton leading Obama 51 percent to 44 percent nationally among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent voters, in contrast to a CBS News/New York Times survey released on Sunday that had Obama leading Clinton by 12 points....

The USA Today/Gallup results were a sharp reversal from two weeks ago, before the latest controversy over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, when Obama led Clinton by 10 percentage points. The Thursday-through-Saturday survey had a 5 percentage-point margin of error.

USA Today said the results showed the Wright controversy had raised questions for some voters about Obama's values, credibility and electability.

By contrast, the CBS News/New York Times poll released on Sunday showed the Illinois senator leading Clinton 50 percent to 38 percent among Democratic voters and said 60 percent approved of how Obama handled the furor over the Chicago minister's public comments....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:26 PM
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1. Yet Gallup's own daily tracking poll, contradicts the USA/Gallup poll
Edited on Mon May-05-08 02:32 PM by nomad1776
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:29 PM
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3. Puzzling! nt
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HannibalBarca Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:33 PM
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5. These polls are demonstrably nonsense
they degree to which they fluctuate renders them, in my opinion, useless, despite the fact that I support Obama.
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Tarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:29 PM
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2. The good news just keeps gettin better!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:32 PM
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4. HIT PIECE ALERT!
Edited on Mon May-05-08 02:32 PM by rocknation


Obviously, they're just running this as an excuse to bring Wright to the forefront again.


rocknation
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:39 PM
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6. Negative comments about Obama, even polls, NOT ALLOWED.
Because he is perfect. If so many people had not sold their souls to the Devil, they would see this.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 02:51 PM
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7. My negative comment was directed toward the drink-soaked popinjay
Edited on Mon May-05-08 03:26 PM by rocknation
who spewed this guilt-by-association-based irrelevant contorted literary steyrofoam MASQUERADING "serious journalism."

:headbang:
rocknation
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featherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 03:00 PM
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8. Duelling polls... what a surprise!
Always good to study the crosstabs... which I have not.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 03:03 PM
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9. That was the POINT,wasn't it? To damage him? Hillary wasn't winning on her own merits so...
...they went Willie Horton on Obama.

Hillary won't get MY vote based on this type of shit.
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