In the poll taken Friday, 39 percent said [Gov. Sarah Palin] is ready to serve as president if needed, 33 percent said she isn’t and 29 percent have no opinion.
That’s the lowest rating any running mate has had since then-Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle was selected in 1988 to join George H.W. Bush’s team.
By contrast, 57 percent of voters rated Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as qualified after Obama selected him last week. Eighteen percent said he wasn’t qualified.
Palin is rated about about as favorably as George W. Bush. A Jotman reader explained why women are not likely to admire Palin.