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The other day Kos did a post on the Newsweek poll.  I would like to go farther inside the poll and reveal some more of its astonishing data.

    Even in one of his worst weeks as far as media treatment goes, Obama is still atop Clinton 48-41 according to the Newsweek poll and defeats McCain 47-44 in a general election matchup.

    But by analyzing even results from even more of the poll's questions, we see that the public perception of Obama seems quite the opposite of how the media is trying to portray him.

    On the question of elitism, it seems the public isn't buying this ridiculous notion that somehow Obama is elitist.  One of the first things that jumps out at you regarding this poll is that Obama still has the highest favorables 53 - 40.  McCain is a close second with 51 - 41 and Clinton lags behind the other two at 47 - 49.

    But an even more striking result comes from the question of which candidate shares a respondent's values.  Here, Obama wins the category outright:  51% believe he shares their values while 42% do not.  For Clinton the numbers are 49 - 45 and for McCain the numbers are 47 - 45.  Obama even bests Clinton on this question among white voters by a single point.

    Another interesting question that was posed was whether or not a selected candidate would fit in with people in one's local community.  Obama had good numbers here as well - 56% yes, 37% no.  McCain's numbers were 57 - 35 and Clinton's numbers were 52 - 41.  Again, Obama bested Clinton among white voters in this category by a single point.

    But the most important results regarding the media silliness over Obama's purported "elitism" comes from this question:  "Please tell me which of these three candidates, if any, you think LOOKS DOWN ON PEOPLE LIKE YOU"

    Obama wins this category:  Only 25% of respondents felt he looked down on them while 65% didn't.  Among white voters the numbers were 27 - 63.  Clinton's numbers overall on this question were 32 - 61 and McCain's numbers were 26 - 63.  Again, Obama's numbers were better on this question among white voters than Clinton's.

    So as one can clearly see, the voters are not buying into the preposterous notion that Obama is elitist.  Quite the opposite actually.

(I'll be updating this dairy later on throughout the day as I have time)

UPDATE:  This has nothing to do with the diary, but I wanted to let everyone know that according to the PPP poll in NC that just broke today, Obama is leading early voters 63 to 31%.  

Originally posted to ObamaManiac2008 on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 01:21 PM PDT.


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  •  I couldn't vote (5+ / 0-)

    "Haven't they always been braindead?" in the poll because I am old enough to remember reporters like Walter Cronkite and Huntley/Brinkley.

    As America "dumbs down," so does the quality of the network talking heads.

    I don't mind straight people as long as they act gay in public.

    by internationaljock on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 01:29:30 PM PDT

  •  Won't Ask Clinton Surrogates Connection to Wright (2+ / 0-)
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    ohiolibrarian, mikesbuddy

    It is time for the Republican-controlled Media to give this Wright controversy some fairness and enquire of Hillary Clinton and her surrogates the following:

    Is it true that, (1)  Hillary surrogate, Congresswoman Shiela Jackson Lee, is also a devotee of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright; that he's been preaching at her home church, where she is actively involved, annually for the past 15 years and has an open invitation to return, and, that she sat in the pews for his visits and did not bat an eye?  AND

    Is it true that (2) Hillary surrogate, Rev. Marcia Dyson was not only a longtime member of Trinity United Church of Christ but also still considers Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright her pastor? That Rev. Marcia Dyson's seminary education, in part, was sponsored by Trinity UCC and encouraged by Rev. Wright? And was it  not at Trinity were she first met her husband, Rev. Dr. Michael Dyson, who's been very vocal in his defense of Rev. Wright.?

    And, lastly tof Hillary Clinton, that if Rev. Wright would not have been her Pastor, then why did she and Bill when going through Impeachment, turn to Rev. Wright for Prayer and Support and invite him to the White House?  These things should be asked and answered.

    And, finally, why would a Republican-controlled Media give a "retired" Rev. Wright all this attention and air time, if not to try to destroy Barack Obama!? --  Their true Fear!  That is why "daily" 24/7, the Republican-controlled media and talking heads are build-up Hillary, tear/smear down Obama, while McCain courts African-Americans that Clintons have ailenated by their "kitchen sink strategy, hoping all the while that she will become the Democratic nominee, so they can unleash the  "arsenol" of weapons they have against her.  Something they have been planning for years!  

  •  This article... (2+ / 0-)
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    while not related to polling, per se, definitely reveals something about public perception. In all the static about the SD's, I've been looking for something about the real implications of Obama's campaign internets savy, and this article from Bloomberg seems helpful. I thought this quote was really interesting:

    `This is something where if this guy sends out a letter saying send some money to someone, suddenly a House candidate can have a half million dollars in a day,'' said Devine. ``That may be what the House candidate was hoping to raise in a quarter.''

    This ability to produce results ensures Obama will play a prominent role in the future.

    ``Win or lose, it's his list,'' McIntyre said.


    ps. first try at a link, if it doesn't work i'll try to fix

    The dream knows no frontier or tongue,/ The dream no class or race. Langston Hughes

    by parse this on Mon Apr 28, 2008 at 02:05:58 PM PDT

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