Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wright Takes Toll On Obama's Poll Numbers

There is no doubt the flap over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's outrageous statements has hurt his most famous parishioner's popularity.

In the new Gallup poll, Sen. Hillary Clinton has "a 49 percent to 42 percent edge over Obama" among Democratic voters. The Times (as in London) reports "a 13 point shift to the former First Lady in less than a fortnight."

And while in a poll of likely voters from both parties, Clinton is statistically tied with Sen. John McCain (actually McCain edged her 48 percent to 45 percent, but his lead was close to the margin of error), McCain is clearly ahead of Obama in a similar match-up (47 percent to 43 percent).

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