Obama 52, Clinton 42
Obama 46, McCain 45... Clinton 47, McCain 45
Obama 48, Clinton 43
McCain 46, Obama 43... Clinton 46, McCain 46
Favorable / Unfavorable
McCain: 50 / 47
Clinton: 47 / 52
Obama: 46 / 52
The unfavorable ratings for Obama should be a concern for him because it is the first time in Rasmussen that they are so high.
Posted on May 30, 2008 2:50 PM
False Nickberry, they were just as high at the end of March.
Posted on May 30, 2008 3:15 PM
Is this pre- or post- the Chicago priest story? Not sure when that broke out, not even sure if it's on the national media.
Also, based on Tas it looks like only a 3% Clinton defection rate which doesn't even go to the McCain column, that's very good news for Obama.
Posted on May 30, 2008 3:33 PM
BO negative rating was around 47-49 a week ago. BO has hit his political plateau. slipping & sliding from this point on is inevitable.
Posted on May 30, 2008 3:39 PM
Right (or Wright)... end of March... Above 50% for 6 days.
But it still should be a major concern for Obama that he is at such a high unfavorable at the end of his primary campaign.
Rasmussen is a four day rolling average, so the latest Chicago priest story may have some influence, which would also be bad news for him.
Posted on May 30, 2008 4:26 PM
Chicago priest thing doesn't seem to be featured in the media except fox.
Fairly interesting after MSNBC had a 3 hour panel on race, newsweek talked about Hillary's racism, etc. etc.
Posted on May 30, 2008 7:42 PM
CNN has had quite a bit on the priest. MSNBC seems to be overall ignoring it, but to be fair I did not tune in to Chris Matthews or David Gregory today... and I have not watched Keith Olbermann for quite some time even though I used to be a big fan.
Most of the political news is still about Scott McClellan and tomorrow's DNC committee meeting. Very little about Sunday's Puerto Rico primary and the last two on Tuesday. It actually is quite sad that Iowa and New Hamphire got so much attention up front and Montana and South Dakota are afterthoughts.
And this so-called start of the General Election battle between Obama and McCain has started out really weird with the arguing over the miniscule of inconsequential phrases and words. I am also confused why Obama is still playing to his base (anti-war) when the economy is so much in the forefront in people's lives.
Posted on May 30, 2008 8:13 PM
Oh, I forgot, MSNBC (Andrea Mitchell) did bring up Geraldine Ferraro's op-ed today as the equivalent of the Chicago priest's performance. And the same was on a MSNBC.com political blog.
Posted on May 30, 2008 8:17 PM
It could be a problem, but... maybe people just dislike how much the love Obama. He will win 110% in the election. YES WE CAN YES WE CAN YES WE CAN.
Posted on June 2, 2008 3:00 PM
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