Newsmax.com did commission a reputable polling firm, Zogby, to conduct a survey on Oprah's political influence apparently finding that the TV host has plenty of clout. She is described as the "most influential woman in America."
Elsewhere, Ann Coulter said that a Newsweek poll showing Barack Obama leading all Republican candidates and by a wider margins than other Democrats as somehow aiding al-Qaeda. She did not explain her remarks.
Rush Limbaugh has also launched a satire against Obama using the "Magic Negro" theme.
These efforts help strengthen the view that Republicans fear Obama more than any other Democratic contender.