Eric Dienstfrey | March 18, 2008
National 3/16 through 3/17
Among likely voters who have heard about Rev. Jeremiah Wright's statements, 65% say the statements have not affected their opinions about Sen. Barack Obama, 30% say the statements made them feel "less favorable" to Obama, and 2% say "more favorable."
Among Democrats, 76% say the statements have made no difference, 15% say less favorable, 2% say more favorable.
Among Independents, 61% say no difference, 36% say less favorable, 2% say more favorable.
"Overall, unfavorable views of Obama are up somewhat from February. His favorable ratings remain largely unchanged at 44 percent, but there has been some movement from undecided views to unfavorable views, from 23 percent in February to 30 percent now."
"Independent voters - a group Obama has successfully courted in many primaries and would try to draw in the general election - still view him favorably, about the same as last month. Unfavorable views have risen among Republicans."