Majority of voters don’t buy Obama’s denounciation

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Hat Tip: Rasmusen Reports

 

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 30% of the nation’s Likely Voters believe Barack Obama denounced his former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright, because he was outraged. Most—58%–say he denounced the Pastor for political convenience. The survey was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday night. Obama made his statements about Wright on Tuesday.

 

Wright held a mini-media tour last weekend capped by a press conference at the National Press Club on Monday. Only 33% of voters believe that Obama was surprised by the views Wright expressed at Monday’s press conference. Fifty-two percent (52%) say he was not surprised.

 

Fifty-six percent (56%) say it’s at least somewhat likely that Obama “shares some of Pastor Wright’s controversial views about the United States.” That figure includes 26% who say it’s Very Likely Obama holds such views. At the other end of the spectrum 24% say it’s Not Very Likely that Obama shares such views. Just 11% say it’s Not at All Likely.

 

Just 7% of the nation’s voters agree with Wright’s views of the United States. African-American voters, by a 64% to 12% margin, disagree with Wright. Eighty-one percent (81%) of all voters are following the story somewhat or very closely.

 

Nine percent (9%) of voters have a favorable opinion of Wright. Eight-one percent (81%) have an unfavorable view. That includes 62% with a Very Unfavorable opinion. As you would expect, there are strong partisan differences on these questions. Generally, Democrats are divided while Republicans take a less charitable view of Obama.

 

Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republicans believe it’s somewhat or very likely that Obama shares some of Wright’s views. That assessment is shared by 48% of Democrats and 49% of those not affiliated with either major party.

 

Democrats are evenly divided as to whether or not Obama was surprised by Wright’s comments on Monday. Republicans overwhelmingly reject that notion. Just 36% of Democrats believe outrage was the motivation for Obama to denounce his former Pastor. That view is shared by 38% of unaffiliated voters and 16% of Republicans.

 

8 thoughts on “Majority of voters don’t buy Obama’s denounciation

  1. “Just 7% of the nation’s voters agree with Wright’s views of the United States.”

    Great illustration of the power of sound byte teevee drilled repeatedly into the empty heads of American sheep.

  2. Publius II

    ODE TO OBAMA
    by Publius II

    There once was a man named Obama
    His life began with drama
    An African Muslim father
    An eccentric white mama

    Obama’s white grandparents
    They gave him a charmed life
    Raised on the beaches of Hawaii
    Far from ghetto strife

    He went to private schools
    Fourteen thousand dollars a year
    Working-class white folks
    They were nowhere near

    He attended Columbia
    Then Harvard Law
    A very soft and liberal upbringing
    Something Americans eventually saw

    He then went to Chicago
    Nation of Islam, Farrakhan, Black Panthers and Jackson
    The only friends he made
    All from the extreme left-wing faction

    He joined a radical church
    His Pastor downright insane
    Blacks and whites, he said
    Think with different parts of their brain

    His church praised a man named Cone
    With hateful opinions he was filled
    He said white people were “the devil”
    And Gods who love whites must be killed

    Obama first ran for State Senate
    With permission from Chicago’s Marxist King
    A domestic terrorist named Ayers
    Obama kissed his ring

    He wrote a book called “Dreams From My Father”
    From start to finish a racist rant
    After people finally read it
    They said: “Obama, no we can’t”

    He wrote how he rejected his mother’s race
    And that Malcolm X was a hero
    People had a clear warning
    Obama was a dangerous zero

    He was then elected to the U.S. Senate
    Obama’s ego grew very bold
    He barely served a year
    I will run for President was the story he told

    He spent millions to stage rallies
    The crowds would yell and cheer
    But then it all fizzled out
    Typical white folks, he said, cling to religion, guns and beer

    His wife said America was mean
    She was never really proud
    Her Black Separatist thesis at Princeton
    Became a campaign cloud

    People said he was a Muslim
    His supporters scoffed and jeered
    Then his Black Liberation Church was exposed
    And Obama’s ugly head was reared

    He tried to recover in a speech on race
    The left-wing media offered raves
    But he said white folks had an “untrained ear”
    And abolitionists in Pennsylvania rolled over in their graves

    He claimed to be a uniter
    He would bring people together all at once
    But after his speech in Philadelphia
    He proved to be a demographic dunce

    He tried once more to persuade whites
    But his bowling was a mess
    He rolled a 37
    Like a 5-year-old girl in a dress

    He then played basketball
    He drove the ball to the rack
    But when all was said and done
    He nearly had a heart attack

    He said damn those white voters
    Their Mutual Funds I will tax
    I’ll double the capital gains rate
    Like an old-school Liberal hack

    He opposed a gas tax holiday
    He said it wasn’t a winner
    $40 wasn’t much he said
    Just the weekly budget for the average family’s dinner

    He wouldn’t cover his heart
    As the National Anthem played
    It’s a meaningless gesture he said
    But Americans felt betrayed

    He wouldn’t wear a flag pin
    It was against his One World view
    It doesn’t matter he said
    And the American people stewed

    He first called terrorist Ayers his friend
    Then said this man he didn’t really know
    More deceit and cover-ups
    Obama’s lies began to grow

    Farrakhan, Jackson and Sharpton
    Three of Obama’s greatest fans
    He tried hiding them in the closet
    So not to further offend the white man

    Then came his anti-American Pastor
    Obama’s mentor for 20 years
    He preened, shucked and jived
    White people rose up and sneered

    NBC and the New York Times
    They tried each day to save Obama’s campaign
    But real Americans said “FU”
    And Obama spiraled down the drain

    His name was Barrack Hussein Obama
    Running for a second Jimmy Carter term
    Weak on National Security
    A little, pacifist worm

    The radical left-wing Democrats
    A Presidential race lost once again
    Is it really a surprise
    They’ve lost 7 of the last 10?

  3. “Is it really a surprise
    They’ve lost 7 of the last 10?”

    See my post up top. Nope…no surprise at all. Willie Horton is alive and well. Viva La Third term of McBush. Now we can invade Iran and drive gas up to 10 bucks a gallon. Thanks for playing, jackass.

  4. NJC

    Sorry, P II, that is a lot of irony for a conservative.

    The deaf, dumb, blind, and stupid helped Bush into office, and they feel they are entitled to wail away at Obama without choking on hubris and irony?

  5. historyrepeats2

    This drama played out in a sad way.

    These on-TV circuses make me ill. Sharpton’s attention-starved antics of the past were so blatant it is hard to know what he believes; smears on Jesse Jackson’s private life did lasting damage, but Wright seems an admirable figure for the most part, after listening to a good handful of his sermons–in their entirety. What’s disturbing–& the reason I can no longer condemn Obama for distancing himself–was the Rev Wright Media Tour. There was no need for him to explain himself–or Obama… guess Revs have trouble reaching for the “off” switch, & he ended up forcing the issue (the denouement must have been painful for them both). This is going to be ancient history–til McCain’s folk raise it. What a stupid, needless waste.

  6. newman

    PEOPLE, PEOPLE, DO WE FORGET WHERE WE COME FROM? OR SHOULD I SAY WHERE WE AT? EVERYDAY SO MANY OF US HAS DENOUNCED OURSELVES, FOR THE GOOD OF OUR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS…. IF YOU LIVE NEXT TO THE “ELITE” YOU NO LONGER HAVE BARBECUES, THERE CALLED “PICNICS!” TO BECOME AS I, YOU WILL WALK LIKE I WALK, TALK LIKE I TALK, DISLIKE WHO DISLIKE. EVEN IF IT IS YOUR PASTOR, FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHER, SISTER OR
    GOD! IT’S CALLED THE “POWER OF BELONGING” HOW MANY VOTES DO YOU THINK SNOOP OR KOBE WOULD GET TO BECOME LEADER OF THE ANGLO EMPIRE? SO, DON’T ACT LIKE YOU NEVER SEEN FEAR FACTOR BEFORE….

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