Sunday, August 31, 2008

Palin Poll

Early indications are that the American public is not half as stupid as Republican leader John McCain had assumed. According to a USA Today/Gallup poll:

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.


  1. Wow..I guess it depends on what poll you read. I just read that she is viewed more favorably than Biden.

    I've become very wary of polls. Clearly, they are spun to manipulate public perception. It all depends on which side is running the poll.

  2. Would just like to express agreement with jules- I came here straight off a site that said Palin beat Biden in pretty much any poll comparison-

    "Right pick"

    "Prepared to succeed"


    "Running mate viewed more favorably"

    Polls are BS.


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