Poll: McCain’s Ties to Bush a Bigger Concern Than Obama’s to Wright

From the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll:

Sen. Barack Obama’s ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright could hurt his presidential hopes. So could his comment about “bitter” small-town America clinging to guns and religion. And Americans might question Sen. Hillary Clinton’s honesty and trustworthiness.

But according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, the bigger problem appears to be John McCain’s ties to President Bush.

In the survey, 43 percent of registered voters say they have major concerns that McCain is too closely aligned with the current administration.

By contrast:

  • 34 percent say they’re bothered by Obama’s “bitter” remarks
  • 32 percent have a major problem with the Illinois senator’s past associations with Wright and the 1960s radical William Ayers

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