March 26, 2008

WHAT SPEECH?:

Polls Show Obama Damaged by Reverend Wright (Michael Barone, 3/25/08, US News)

Before the Wright revelations, Rasmussen in its nightly tracking showed Obama ahead of Clinton nationally 48 percent to 41 percent, a statistically significant 7 percentage point lead. On March 18, the day of Obama's Philadelphia speech, that was reduced to a 45 percent to 44 percent lead. The most recent results, reported March 24, showed Clinton ahead 46 percent to 44 percent. In other words, over two weeks, Obama was down 4 percentage points, Clinton up 5 percentage points—major movement, given the usually glacially show movement in Rasmussen numbers.

The negatives up over 50% are the real indicator of Senator Obama's trouble.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 26, 2008 5:40 PM
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