Pew Research has a new survey out today that underscores a lot of findings that have been coming out in other state and national polls this week:
– The controversy over Barack Obama’s ex-pastor has not hurt Obama’s campaign.
– Obama has a much more positive image than Hillary Clinton among voters and voters have doubts about Clinton’s honesty and authenticity
– Americans are as negative about the economy as they were during the big recession of the early 1990s.
– Dissatisfaction with the direction of the country is at its highest in any Pew survey since 1993.
However, Pew differs from yesterday’s NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll in the state of the Democratic race. The Pew Survey, conducted March 19-22, says Obama is ahead of Clinton 49 percent to 39 percent, with a 5.5 percent margin of error where yesterday’s NBC/Journal offering had them deadlocked at 45 percent each. That poll was conducted March 24-25. Gallup’s daily tracking poll, conducted March 24-26 has Obama ahead 48 percent to 44 percent with a 3 point margin of error.