Clinton’s Low Road Politics Leads To Low Poll Results

The Clintons have regarded themselves as survivors in the rough world of politics. Certainly, never before in American history have a husband and wife been so tightly connected in the political arena. They have endured slanders and unfair accusations and still were able to gain electoral victories. Perhaps, the long term impact of brawling and fighting with any weapon at one’s command is to develop an attitude that victory is the only goal, not how it is accomplished. Senator Hillary Clinton’s remarks attacking Barack Obama over his membership in the church of Pastor Wright were nasty and vicious since the central issue of the Obama speech was about racism. Results from an NBC-WSJ poll indicate the American people were not impressed by how Senator Clinton is handling the campaign. Her positive ranking fell to an all time low of 37%.

Senator Obama apparently was only slightly damaged by the speech. Among those polled, 32% said he “sufficiently addressed the issue,” while 26% said he had to offer more and 31% did not see or hear about the speech. Of those who actually saw or read the speech, 47% said he did a good job and 37% wanted more from him. When asked which candidate could best unite the nation, 60% said Obama, 58% said McCain, and 46% said Clinton.

The real issue facing both Clinton and Obama is how much damage the campaign has done to their core supporters willingness to vote for the other candidate. We won’t know that answer until November.

  • John

    From Gore (one of the biggest hypocrites and “embellishers”) to Hillary to Obama (closet
    Islamist???? ) hypocrisy, self loathing and anti-US rhetoric are trademarks. We will never have a need for liberals or “Democrats” in power. Ever.

    NO OBAMA EVER!

    NO CLINTONS EVER AGAIN!

    NO DEMOCRATS EVER!

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    I guess the remainder of your slogans should include:

    NO MORE SANITY IN GOVERNMENT

    NO MORE END TO MADNESS OF DEATH

    NO MORE RELIANCE ON INTELLIGENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

    UP IGNORANCE, IT IS THE LOYAL AMERICAN REPUBLICAN WAY!!

    By the way, I volunteered to serve my country as did milions of other liberals. As a liberal, I do not question the loyalty of someone who differs with my political views. I leave such “Americanism” to the likes of you.

  • jac

    Obama is defining himself more and more. He is what this country needs, not the Clinton machine. If anyone thinks that Hillary would run the afairs of the WH if elected is dreaming, it w/be Bill’s 3rd term/4th term(Hillary will be lucky if she gets to hear the phone ring @ 3 am. Bill will have her ringer off and He’ll answer it from his room. And then on to Chealse’s turn, they are grooming her now. Need I go on.

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    Sad, isn’t it, how the trappings of power beguile people into nastiness and hunger the limelight.