Skip to comments.Sarah Palin dragging down Republican ticket: polls
Posted on 10/23/2008 4:21:01 PM PDT by presidio9
Embarrassing revelations about her costly campaign wardrobe and bloopers about the vice president's job description are raising fresh fears that Sarah Palin is dragging down the Republican ticket.
New polls showed Wednesday that seven weeks after John McCain plucked the Alaska governor from political obscurity to be his running mate in the November 4 elections, Palin is seen as an increasing liability for Republicans.
The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that Americans are less and less convinced she is worthy to serve as the country's number-two leader.
"Her numbers have plummeted in our poll ... what's more 55 percent think she's unqualified to serve as president if the need arises, which is a troublesome number given McCain's age," said NBC political director Chuck Todd.
The poll also puts the 72-year-old McCain 10 points behind his Democratic rival Barack Obama, and says that 47 percent of those surveyed viewed Palin negatively.
It confirmed the findings of an ABC/Washington Post poll released earlier this month which found that six in 10 voters saw Palin, 44, as lacking the experience to be an effective president.
"A third are now less likely to vote for McCain because of her," the Post added.
After being found guilty of abusing her power as governor in the so-called "troopergate" scandal over the firing of her ex-brother-in-law, Palin now faces a second probe over whether she violated ethics rules in the affair.
A spokesman said Palin, the first woman to be picked to serve on a Republican ticket, had requested this subsequent inquiry, branding the first probe a "political witch-hunt."
Then on Tuesday the Politico website
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If McCain loses here, the best thing that I can say about this election is that I already know who I'm voting for in 2012.
Don’t you believe it.
Oh, man! The MSM is desperate. She’s having a huge impact.
In your freakin’ dreams!
And the walking GAFF-O-MATIC Biden is a PERFECT VP?? WHAT FREAKIN PLANET ARE WE ON???
LOLOL... a blind man (or at least a blind man who doesn’t have MittRomneyisaconservative Syndrome) could tell you that Mac would be 20 points down without Sarah. What a joke.
They are afraid and they’re grasping at straws now.
I have one thing to say about this article. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahaha.
I wanted Ms. Palin to serve out her time as Governor.
Lies from the Obamedia.
It’s true. 10’s of thousands are clamoring to get rally tickets to complain to her....
Chuck Todd is embarrassing. Wasn’t a few weeks ago that Todd said the election was over. Sarah can wear their indictment like a badge of honor.
Great example of manufactured news.
That is why the polls are getting closer, huh!! The MSM is in the bag, we aren’t.
Maybe if the press actually talked about her achievements as governor instead of looking at every line of her expense reports for something to complain about...
Killer Dinosaurs? What did he do, ship them all to Syria?
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