Obama’s “Bitter” Remark Hasn’t Hurt Yet in Poll

Posted April 13, 2008 at 1:20pm

Gallup says in its daily tracking polls that “initial indications are that the controversial remarks have not yet hurt (Barack) Obama.” Obama has a 50 percent to 41 percent lead in Gallup’s survey conducted April 10-12 which includes the period in which the Huffington Post revealed that, at a closed San Francisco fundraiser, Obama said it was not unsurprising that the reaction to job losses and broken political promises among many Pennsylvanians is that they “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” Obama’s lead in Gallup’s daily poll was 2 points higher than Saturday’s result.

More on this story:

– GOP Turns Up Heat on Democrats Over Obama “Bitter” Remark *CQ Politics*
– Parsing the “Bitter-gate” Remark *Washington Post*
– Political Storm Over “Bitter” Remark Hits Indiana *Indianapolis Star*
– Obama and The White Working Class *Salon*