A new CBS News/NY Times poll is showing that most voters approve of the way Obama handled the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy. Furthermore, the poll also showed that people are sick of hearing about it!
Here’s the story from Fox News:
WASHINGTON â€” Most voters think Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has done a good job handling the controversy surrounding his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, according to a poll released Sunday. In a CBS News/New York Times poll, 60 percent of voters â€” and 68 percent of Democratic primary voters â€” said they approved of the way Obama handled the situation.
At a press conference in Washington last Monday, Wright praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and reiterated his beliefs that that the U.S. government may have developed the AIDS virus to infect the black community and that it had invited the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Obama denounced the remarks the next day.
Three-quarters of voters polled said Wrightâ€™s statements had not changed their opinion of Obama.
And a majority of those polled â€” 56 percent â€” said the news media have spent too much time covering the controversy.
The poll was conducted among a random sample of 671 adults, including 283 Democratic primary voters, from May 1-3. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points for the whole group, plus or minus 5 percentage points for the Democrats.
Count me in on the 56% sick of hearing about Rev. Wright. Now, as to whether or not I approve of how Obama handled the situation, that’s an entirely different story.