Skip to comments.FOX News Poll: Obama’s Favorable Rating Drops
Posted on 04/30/2008 11:41:12 AM PDT by kingattax
Nearly half of Democrats (48 percent) think Hillary Clinton has a better chance of beating John McCain in November 10 percentage points higher than the 38 percent who think Barack Obama can win, according to a FOX News poll released Wednesday. This represents a significant shift from March, when Democrats said Obama was the candidate more likely to beat McCain.
Democrats continue to favor Clinton as their partys leader, albeit narrowly: 44 percent want her to win the nomination and 41 percent want Obama. Last month Clinton was preferred by 2 percentage points.
Further, for the second month in a row Clinton does slightly better than Obama in head-to-head matchups against the Republican senator. Clinton tops McCain by just 1 point (45 percent to 44 percent), down from a 3-point advantage last month. McCain edges Obama by a narrow 3-point margin (46 percent to 43 percent), up from a 1-point lead.
The leader in these matchups has shifted back and forth. In the last year, the biggest spread between Clinton and McCain was September 2007 when Clinton led him by 7 points. Obama held a 10-point lead over McCain last July.
Nearly a third of Clinton supporters 32 percent say they would vote for McCain instead of Obama (47 percent) if the general election were held today. Fewer Obama supporters 21 percent would defect and vote for McCain over Clinton if she were the nominee.
A Democratic ticket with Obama as the presidential nominee and Clinton as his running mate receives 47 percent to 41 percent for a Republican ticket of McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as his vice president.
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A source close to the Wright ministry is also talking. Here's what that source said in the New York Post today:
The source noted that the roots of Wright's disillusionment with Obama began last year after the Illinois senator unexpectedly yanked him from participating in the public announcement of his presidential campaign.Lots of chickens...coming home to roost.
"That's why Jeremiah revealed . . . that he had actually been at the [announcement] hotel and prayed privately with the Obama family before the official declaration," the source told The Post.
"Rev. Wright, as well as other senior members of his church, believe that Obama has betrayed over 20 years of their supposed friendship."
Obama further angered Wright by trying to distance himself from the pastor ever since videos were made public earlier this year of the preacher alleging that America brought 9/11 upon itself and that people should say "God damn America," not "God bless America."
The source added, "After 20 years of loving Barack like he is one of their own, after he was embraced by this congregation as a brother in Christ, after his pastor was a father figure to him and gave him credibility in a city he had not grown up in and in a black community that was suspect of someone from Hawaii and Harvard, he thanks him by not allowing him to speak publicly at his announcement last year?
"A lot of people in the church believe they were there for this man when no one else was, and a lot of people don't believe it any more when Obama claims he loves the man who did so much for him," the source added.
Not the least of which is Obama's character (because Wright is saying that Obama did know about exactly who Wright was)...and his judgement in this whole matter and in the matter of Ayers, Rezko, etc.
Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a hope in hell of beating McAmnesty. All anyone has to do is think about all the news conferences over the next four years conducted by the witch. If she won’t be talking down to you like a child she will be screaming at you!....
You can bet the HRC team is going to push this story with everything they got. BHO is being dragged down a little too quickly for me. HRC takes the nomination and the election.
Hmmm... I’m conflicted.
Obama would probably lose the general by a landslide, but the dhimmirat party would survive.
Hillary could beat McCain, but if she didn’t due to the “dissin’french-fries” black voting block staying home, we could be looking at the end of the dhimmirats as a party.
A riddle from a friend of mine:
Hillary and Obama were on a boat.
The boat sank.
Who got saved???
Hillary’s people will be all over these numbers like happy vultures on a carcass.
The use of the phrase "loving Barack like he is one of their own" just displays that this "church" doesn't love those outside of itself, that it does NOT view all Christians as brothers (as Jesus taught!) And clearly, those that follow Barak and Wright don't understand that the rest of the world has moved on from slavery, from Jim Crow, from the kind of hatred that poisons you into being a Lefty conspiracy loon.
Like MLK, Jr. I don't care about a man's skin color; I care about what is in his heart, and the Fruits of the Spirit he shows from his developing walk with God. Love your wife and kids, work hard, keep your lawn clean; these things I respect in any man. But I don't respect the kind of man who assumes, with having never met me, that because my skin is a certain color, I hate him. (And even more that because I detest the lies and hatred that comes unrighteously from his mouth, that I "hate his church.")
I can't help but pray that now that the rock has been turned over and we have seen the filth underneath it that America soundly rejects this faux-preacher and his candidate. It is sad...so many well-intentioned people, including myself, would love to vote for the right black man for President, and now that we can't, people like Wright will just spin themselves a new house and another Cadillac on the lie that "racist America wants to keep the black man down!"
IMHO I think McLame is scared to death he might win , and is doing everything right so he doesn’t win.
There are going to be a lot of Hillary hangovers come Inauguration Day. This diabolical, woman will be the next Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces. That thought sickens me. Not worth the risk. BHO is weak enough for McCain to beat. If she gets the nomination, there will be no stopping her and her evil team. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.
Shep is talking about this now- pretty amazing reselts considering how recent this is...Obama is dropping like a rock.
That voting block will never stay home. Best chance is to face Obama.
Only a suicidal fool would have Comrade Clinton in a position where his life is the only thing between her and her goal.
B. Hussein Obama is a Marxist fool, but I doubt he's also suicidal.
momma obama (michelle) would never allow that
It is well past time that the whole thing was aired out, fumigated, and Orkin'ed.
Now, we need to start "Ayering" out some more of the Obamination's associations.
Great post. Great tagline. But I guess I’m not the first to tell you.
Many of us share the same fear.
Unfortunately, McCain isn't likely to win any personality contests either, and only a tiny fraction of voters actually watch press conferences.
Likability is an important trait in a politician, but Obama was the only one of the three that had much charisma.
The Black Liberation Theology is pernicious. It is also insulting to everyone who has worked for over 50 years to make ourselves colorblind.
Years ago, we were on vacation and I got to talking with a young black man out by the pool. He was an engineer. He was also wearing a cap and t-shirt proclaiming himself a member of Black Dive Masters of America. I was old enough to be his mother and so, I asked him why he needed a black dive master organization. To his credit, he became sheepish, but he explained that :”People don't pay attention to blacks in other organizations.”. I told him that he was insulting all of us who had worked for so long to end racism in our society. He was a bit chagrined, but he insisted it was necessary to be separate. I told him how very disappointing that was. I doubt I made much of an impression, though.
Since hearing Wright's rants and the explanations that this _was_ the black church, I have felt uneasy. If this is what educated, successful blacks feel in their hearts, then I am now suspicious that they will continue to lead the unsuccessful, uneducated blacks to hate whites, hate America and to turn against support of everything that has been accomplished since the 1950s. I have been forced to become a typical white person. How sad.
Richard Nixon gives me the warm fuzzies inside, compared to Snobama, the Witch, and the RINO relic.
You all have already heard if Obama doesn’t get nomination there will be rioting in the streets. This should be interesting as the Wright thing affects his candidacy - if Hillary gets super delegate vote there may seriously be rioting! Sharpton as usual has thrown in his 2 cents worth! Should be fun anyway!!!
Hillary on top of the ticket and Barry as VP would be a hard ticket to beat. Barry on top and Hillary as VP would be a disaster for Democrats. Either one without the other will be facing a tough task of uniting the party before even considering what to do in the general against the RINO relic.
No matter what one thinks of Rush, this is almost ENTIRELY attributable to “Operation Chaos,” for without that extending the campaign, Obama would have slipped by with Rev. Wrong off in the corner. He would already have been the nominee.
Jeff, we will soon see Wright produce “pwoof” of Obama being in the service, slapping the Rev. on the back and saying “Good job. I agree with everything you said.” I don’t know what kind of “pwoof” that will be, but Wright is too smart to go into a gunfight armed with a slingshot.
I hope we do. We shall see. The “source” close to the Wright ministry who was quoted in the New York Post today certainly alluded to the very thing you state.
My high school had two black students. My daughter's magnet school is split right down the middle in race, and is joyfully attended by everyone, because it is a school for students who really want to be there, black and white, to get the best education possible. There is very little of what we in my youth called "racial unrest" because they are too busy and too smart to waste their time being different from one another. We say that my daughter "has no black friends" and then go on to say "she has friends. Oh, if it matters, some of them are black."
The hard work I and my wife have done to raise our daughters color-blind is spit on by the venom of this kind of racist, and Christ would stand up and rebuke him...if He had ever been invited into Wright's congregation, which I have to doubt.
1. Dollar declining to the point where our currency standing puts us at a disadvantage we have never seen.
2. Crisis stacked on top of Iraq may include Iran, N. Korea, Venezeuela, and others.
3. Oil prices that may bring us to ur needs (again partially due to the currency discrepancy)
4. An economy that likely has not seen the full effect of the real estate collapse. One major bank faliure away from panic.
5. Illegal alien issues that are getting worse every day. Can you imagine what it will be like if an when the economy goes south.
6. The most selfserving set of legislatures that I have seen in my lifetime. When crisis occurs, it will be utter gridlock.
Yeah, not ean exactly an election I'd like to win.
Can’t wait. Got my guacomole dip ready.
I think Obama pretty well provides that proof in his first book on pages 292 and 293.