Gary Reese of Insider Advantage writes that America was “unsympathetic” to Obama’s speech. Too bad IA failed to poll people who actually listened to the entire speech. From today’s Florida Insider:
Barack Obama’s speech about race on Tuesday impressed many who witnessed it or read it. But most of America did neither, and many of them — white and black — were less persuaded of the speech’s capacity to heal racial wounds, or to put the issue of race behind Obama as he continues his quest for the White House. That’s according to a new poll by InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion.
First, we screened poll respondents to find those who were aware that Obama’s pastor was in the news. A startling 82% knew about Obama’s speech, and about the controversy surrounding the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Of those who knew about the controversy and the speech, we asked, “Taking all this into account, are you more or less likely to support Obama for president?”
Less likely (52%)
More likely (19%)
About the same (27%)
No opinion (2%)
Full poll results and analysis here. Being Good Friday, I will now take a moment to visit the Scripture According to Pete Townsend with a re-listen to that beautiful song, Pure and Easy. Anyone wishing to also hear but has yet to do so, leave your email address here and I’ll gift you a copy from iTunes.