HIGHLAND PARK, ILL.-With divisive remarks made by his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright still in the news--and threatening his presidential quest--Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Tuesday in Philadelphia will address issues of race and politics in what is being billed as a major speech.
A new Rasmussen poll shows Wright with 8 percent favorably and 73 percent say Wright's comments are racially divisive. LINK
Just 8% Have Favorable Opinion of Pastor Jeremiah Wright
Monday, March 17, 2008
Pastor Jeremiah Wright, who has become part of the national political dialogue in recent days, is viewed favorably by 8% of voters nationwide. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 58% have an unfavorable view of the Pastor whose controversial comments have created new challenges for Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign.
Wright was Obama’s Pastor until he retired last month, but Obama has repudiated the preacher’s comments.
Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters say that Wright’s comments are racially divisive. That opinion is held by 77% of White voters and 58% of African-American voters. In addressing the issue, Obama warned against injecting race into the campaign .
from the Obama campaign...
-SENATOR BARACK OBAMA TO DELIVER MAJOR ADDRESS ON RACE, POLITICS AND UNIFYING OUR COUNTRY
Philadelphia, PA – On Tuesday, March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama will deliver a major address on race, politics, and how we bring our country together at this important moment in our history.