Obama Fails to Assuage White Voters (Who Weren’t Paying Attention and Didn’t Need Assuaging)
Bloomberg is running a bizarre story under the banner headline “Obama Speech Fails to Assuage White Indiana Voters. The crux of it is this:
Interviews with dozens of Democrats in this overwhelmingly white region — where voters will go to the polls in the May 6 primary — suggest residual concerns over the controversy involving Obama’s former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
To be sure, this flies in the face of most polls taken after Obama’s widely praised March 18 speech on race and the Wright controversy.
The polls, which involved scientific random sampling, indicated that Obama’s lead over Hillary Clinton is widening, that a majority of voters were completely unaware of the Wright matter, and that most of those who were aware didn’t much care. No matter, though, because a statistically insignificant handful of people who were interviewed for the story expressed some concerns.
The plural of anecdotes = data. Q.E.D.