Friday, May 2, 2008

Whither the Democratic voter

According to Rasmussen Reports: "Fifty-six percent (56%) (of likely voters surveyed) say it’s at least somewhat likely that Obama 'shares some of Pastor Wright’s controversial views about the United States'.” Even worse for the Senator is that 48% of Democrats and 49% of independents agree with that statement. Add to that the 81% who have an unfavorable opinion of the Rev. Wright and Senator Obama has a huge problem to overcome.

The problem becomes one of what can the Democratic Party do and more importantly the voters? Democrats are not likely to turn to Senator McCain, but they are having huge doubts about Obama now. Do they grit their teeth and vote for Obama or stay home? Of course it is a long ways to November and time tends to mellow distaste. We will certainly here more negatives about McCain once the nominating process is complete.

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