I based today’s AOL Hot Seat poll on this post from yesterday, which featured competing analyses by Charles Krauthammer and Margaret Talev from McClatchy on how much Barack Obama’s policy reversals matter. I included just the last three reversals for space considerations, but we could have included his reversals on Jeremiah Wright, Jim Johnson, NAFTA, and so on. Have they damaged the brand?
Keep checking back here all day to see the results. Over 3,000 people already voted through AOL before I had a chance to post this poll here, and 70% of all respondents said that he can’t be trusted. Every state but North Dakota had a majority for that selection, and North Dakota just hadn’t had any votes cast yet. Even in New York, with 200 votes, Obama could only garner a third to say that he had good reasons.