“A new poll from Fox News, the first major poll taken since Barack Obama‘s big speech on race relations, shows that the effect of the Jeremiah Wright flap might not be so bad after all. By a 57%-24% margin, registered voters do not believe that Obama shares Wright’s controversial views.
The internals show only 17% of Democrats saying Obama shares Wright’s ideas, along with 20% of independents and 36% of Republicans.”
It’s still a little bit scary that almost one fifth of Democrats — 17% — believe, they’re saying, that Obama is a closet sympathizer with Wright’s wackjob proclamations. That’s pretty damn ignorant and rednecky. Plus those 20% of independents who say they believe the same thing. Earnestly. Whew.