Poll: Obama correct, voters are sick of Rev. Wright

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 — 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 — and 68 percent of Democratic primary voters — 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 Wright’s statements had not changed their opinion of Obama.

And a majority of those polled — 56 percent — 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.

  • Craig

    I personally don’t trust Obama anymore.

  • Michel

    Healthy question: Did you even trust him before Wright?

  • Cameroon

    You do not even trust yourself before trusting someone who you claim should be responsible for some other persons comments.You have had friends in your life who are not who you are and does that make you who they are? YES!!! because you say it in your comment.
    Its doenst change anything because whats to be gonna be.
    God Bless America.
    God Bless me for supporting Obama.
    God Bless Obama.

  • “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them…And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

    And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”



  • Frank

    Power to Obama,

    Obama was right about Wright. Wright’s statements contribute zero value to the public debate and dont help black people in America.
    Just like your website.

    You and your website are an embarrassment to the great person Barack Obama and his campaign.

  • Babs

    Amen, Frank. With supporters like these, Obama will never be able to unite anything.

  • Dreadsen

    ROFL!!!! man that site has GOT TO BE A JOKE!!

    No one in their RIGHT mind who is truly trying to support Obama
    would put together a site like that! LOL!!! man i’m dying over here.

    Did you all see “The Cabinet”. This has got to be someone who deliberately does not want Obama to succeed and is masking as support for him while using the fears that his opposition has used against him.

    This hoax of alleged support has too many contradictions in it.
    Man i’m still laughing at I type this. (even though this isn’t funny)

    Black Panthers( rejected immediately), Farrakahn( rejected immediately), Jesse Jackson ( A Hillary supporter)I mean someone has tried to put all the people which if he was associated or welcomed the endorsement of ALL OF THEM he wouldn’t have made it past Iowa! LOL!!

    Hey everyone do NOT take that site seriously.
    I wonder who is actually behind it.

  • Babs

    I wondered the same thing, Dreadsen, no doubt that’s not an Obama supporter. If I were Obama, I’d get that site pulled. Did you read the section about his grandmother? Geez Louise.

  • IndiMinded

    Wow, that’s one seriously over-the-top parody of a site. Pretty inventive way to attack someone, really.

  • Debbie from Modesto, Ca 56yr young w/female

    !!!Go Obama!!!

    Let it go! We are so tired of it. Let’s not forget it was Hillary’s people who set up that interview on Sunday with Wright. Dirty player.

    Gas Tax, what a joke.

    I’ll get us out of Irac, but were going to NUKE Iran aren’t you afraid?

    Then there’s her husband, why does she stay with him, he cheats. He’s taking monies from special interest to take jobs away from us and ship to foriegn lands. How American is that?

  • Debbie from Modesto, Ca 56yr young w/female

    How many of you would admit to being prejudise? I think we’re seeing it without saying it.

    Obama gives us hope for a new policy in Washington. I hope everyone can get beyond this.

  • Babs

    Guess you didn’t get the memo, Debbie from Modesto, Ca 56yr young w/female. “Hillary’s people” didn’t set up anything with Wright.

  • Frank

    I hope with all my heart that Obama will become president.
    Maybe…..just maybe……we will someday not be at war.

  • Debbie from Modesto, Ca 56yr young w/female

    Oh yes they did!

  • Dreadsen

    Debbie from Modesto

    Hillary’s supporters are different from Hillary’s Campaign.
    Hillary can’t be responsible for something that someone who supports her sets up.


    did you see the “Ten Point system” oh man and the pictures.

    and “Capitalism is Racism”

    quote from there

    “Not even Stalin controlled when people could rest, eat, or go to the bathroom, but corporate owners routinely exercise such power.”

    Reminded me of a Joke someone was passing around the office which some people actually took serious. Where everyone was going to have scheduled restroom breaks in alphabetical order! LOL!

    Oh man and the “pledge no allegiance” geezus!

  • Michel

    Yes Debbie, you are mistaken about Hillary’s campaign settng up Wright’s press conference….

    …but I agree on everything else you said.

    I can’t access that joke site. Was it removed from the web?

  • Dreadsen

    no it’s still there. click on power2obama’s name and it should take you right there

  • Babs

    Yeah, Dreadsen, I saw the Ten Point System. Guess that’s supposed to be a take off on Trinity’s. What a joke. But to give the devil his due, somebody put a lot of thought and work into that site, and as much as you just really don’t want to read it, you just keep reading anyway. Very effective. *L*


    I find it curious how the New York Times seems to always have different poll results than everyone else. They have obama up 13 points while everyone else has Clinton up by one or two. But then again they make up stories about Mccain and affairs. This magazine is so ridiculous.