Poll: Obama's Speech Fails
Oh, it's still getting plenty of accolades, but if the goal was to erase the stain of Reverend Wright's remarks, it was a failure
“Taking all this into account, are you more or less likely to support Obama for president?”
Less likely (52%)
More likely (19%)
About the same (27%)
No opinion (2%)
Note in particular that the "About the Same" category is not necessarily supportive of Obama's candidacy; I had no intention of voting for him before the Wright scandal, so it certainly didn't move the needle in my case.
And get this staggering result:
Even so, the poll displays no numbers flattering to Obama. Most startling is that blacks by 56% to 31% said the speech made them less likely to vote for him.