My initial thoughts over the comments made recently by Barack Obama, and blown way the heck out of proportion by everyone else, have proved thus far to be correct. The public is not being swayed by the negative attempts by Hillary Clinton and right-wing radio stations to twist and distort the words spoken by Obama.
The latest Quinnipiac Poll shows no dip in polling numbers for Obama in Pennsylvania, where the state’s primary will be held next Tuesday. While Obama is still behind in the state, and where it is widely expected that Clinton wins (though still being far behind in delegates) the important thing is that the public is seeing through the campaign style of his opponent, and not letting it register.
There was no noticeable change in the matchup in polling April 12 – 13, following widespread media reports on Sen. Obama’s ‘bitter’ comments.
In theSurveyUSA poll there was again signs that Obama has weathered the worst of the storm.
56% say they did not find the comments to be offensive; 40% say they did find them offensive.53% of conservatives say they were personally offended by the remarks; 52% of Republicans say they were not offended. By nearly 2:1, Democrats say they did not find the remarks offensive.
And of course Obama continues his lead nationally over Hillary Clinton, the latest Gallup numbers being 50%-40%.