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Sarah Palin dragging down Republican ticket: polls
AFP ^ | Thu Oct 23, 2008 | http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081023/pl_afp/usvoterepublicanpalin_081023174627

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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Read on to find out about all the "staunch republicans" such as Colin Powell ("she's not black enough") who remain unconviced. Apparently the French think Christopher Buckly is a "prominent conservative." Months we lost his father (who was a God to us) Chris was fired from his job at his father's magazine for sucking too hard.

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.

1 posted on 10/23/2008 4:21:01 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Don’t you believe it.


2 posted on 10/23/2008 4:22:08 PM PDT by beagleone
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To: presidio9

Oh, man! The MSM is desperate. She’s having a huge impact.


3 posted on 10/23/2008 4:22:34 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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To: beagleone

In your freakin’ dreams!


4 posted on 10/23/2008 4:22:53 PM PDT by Galtoid ( .)
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To: presidio9
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5 posted on 10/23/2008 4:22:53 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("Why DON'Y you just let PEOOPLEP make up their own MINES who listen?“ (-Candor7)
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To: presidio9

And the walking GAFF-O-MATIC Biden is a PERFECT VP?? WHAT FREAKIN PLANET ARE WE ON???


6 posted on 10/23/2008 4:23:28 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: presidio9

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.


7 posted on 10/23/2008 4:23:34 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: presidio9

I have one thing to say about this article. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahaha.


8 posted on 10/23/2008 4:23:41 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: presidio9

I wanted Ms. Palin to serve out her time as Governor.


9 posted on 10/23/2008 4:23:50 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: presidio9

Lies from the Obamedia.


10 posted on 10/23/2008 4:24:04 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Illic Est Haud Deus)
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To: presidio9

It’s true. 10’s of thousands are clamoring to get rally tickets to complain to her....


11 posted on 10/23/2008 4:24:04 PM PDT by eureka! (Hey mushy middle: Who is Barrack 0bama? Wait until you learn the answer. It's not pretty.)
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To: presidio9
bull hockey. Embarrassing revelations are lke Barack isn't a citizen and dead choir directors
12 posted on 10/23/2008 4:24:14 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: presidio9

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.


13 posted on 10/23/2008 4:24:23 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (If McCain loses I'm moving to Alaska!!!!)
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To: presidio9
I see why they attack her so desperately - This is the real deal. 2012
14 posted on 10/23/2008 4:24:42 PM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: presidio9
I see why they attack her so desperately - This is the real deal. 2012
15 posted on 10/23/2008 4:24:42 PM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: presidio9
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.

Who?

16 posted on 10/23/2008 4:24:49 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: presidio9

Great example of manufactured news.


17 posted on 10/23/2008 4:24:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: presidio9

That is why the polls are getting closer, huh!! The MSM is in the bag, we aren’t.


18 posted on 10/23/2008 4:24:51 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: presidio9

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...


19 posted on 10/23/2008 4:25:00 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: CommieCutter

Killer Dinosaurs? What did he do, ship them all to Syria?


20 posted on 10/23/2008 4:25:04 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: presidio9
Sarah a drag??

LMFAO LOL..... Thud.

Dream on losers!

21 posted on 10/23/2008 4:25:07 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I will stand with the Muslims ~B Hussein Obomunist ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Verito Possumus~Verified Sleeper!)
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To: presidio9

If all they can do at this late stage is talk about her wardrobe as the reason McCain is doomed then I think this is a lot closer than we all know. This tact makes it plainly obvious the Democrats are scared s**tless! Especially of her!!

Maybe she could one-up everyone and say she’ll put all of the clothing they bought here on EBay after the campaign and then donate all the proceeds to a charity!!


22 posted on 10/23/2008 4:25:08 PM PDT by antonico
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To: presidio9

She’s attracting the biggest crowds of ANYONE on the campaign trail, and gets the highest ratings on whatever telecast she appears on.

....Sure she is a drag on the ticket.

This article, and others like it are delusional.


23 posted on 10/23/2008 4:25:22 PM PDT by KoRn (Barack Obama Must Be Stopped!!!)
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To: presidio9

If it wasn’t for Sarah, the polls would be showing 0-70 M-20, 10 undecided.


24 posted on 10/23/2008 4:25:28 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Michelle Obama...Queen of the Damned (courtesy of CougarGA7)
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To: presidio9

Palin is “dragging” down the Republican ticket. Meanwhile....

“Senator Joe” is doing WHAT? to the Democrat ticket???


25 posted on 10/23/2008 4:25:36 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: RoseofTexas
Hey, I found a picture of the author!


26 posted on 10/23/2008 4:25:42 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: presidio9

Politico Where did this group come from and why are they getting so much air time? Why are they the go to source for quotes?


27 posted on 10/23/2008 4:25:44 PM PDT by listenhillary (Should we turn Alaska or Texas into our Galt's Gulch?)
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To: RoseofTexas

A self-generated story by the far left media.


28 posted on 10/23/2008 4:25:48 PM PDT by MtnClimber (http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/nobamanation-sticker.jpg)
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To: SatinDoll

“She’s having a huge impact”

AMEN, she is!!! If she was “dragging down the Republican ticket,” as the liberals claim, why is she attracting massive crowds to her rallies?

She’s going to be in Springfield, MO, tomorrow and I tried to get a ticket, but they ran out very quickly. People started lining up at the GOP HQ at 6:30 AM, even though they didn’t open until 9! Luckily, they moved it to a larger venue and there will be a place for those of us who didn’t get tickets.

SARAH PALIN ROCKS!!!!!!!! The liberals are desperate liars! Let’s just tune them out!

SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!!!!! SARAH!!!!!!

McCain-Palin’08!!!!


29 posted on 10/23/2008 4:26:04 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (Let the sound of intercession meet Your ears......)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

And lest we forget, at least for our own consolation, BO would be 10 to 15 points down if it weren’t for the MSM wearing the “blue dress” ...


30 posted on 10/23/2008 4:26:28 PM PDT by Tucson
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To: presidio9

This HAS to be true — haven’t you seen how the oodles of people at her rallies are practically foaming at the mouth, screaming at the top of their lungs, and waiving their arms at her at her rallies when she tries to speak! I’ve never seen such **angry** people!


31 posted on 10/23/2008 4:26:29 PM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: presidio9

I’m one who no longer supports McCain because of Palin.


32 posted on 10/23/2008 4:26:32 PM PDT by jude24
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To: GOP_Lady

Yeah, she uses WAY too little Grecian Formula for your taste. We know...


33 posted on 10/23/2008 4:26:39 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: presidio9
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,

Did I miss something?

34 posted on 10/23/2008 4:26:58 PM PDT by listenhillary (Should we turn Alaska or Texas into our Galt's Gulch?)
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To: presidio9
Class Act Period!!!!!!......................Photobucket
35 posted on 10/23/2008 4:27:23 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran====McCain/Palin 2OO8==My Mouse is a MOOSE=Donate to FR)
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To: presidio9
raising fresh fears that Sarah Palin is dragging down the Republican ticket
It's not that she actually is, there are merely 'fears' raised by unnamed sources who may or may not even be Republicans.
With these 'fears' raised by someone somewhere, the media suddenly has a 'story' to report.
And there you have the anatomy of a MSM news report.
 
36 posted on 10/23/2008 4:27:23 PM PDT by counterpunch (It's the SOCIALISM, Stupid!)
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To: beagleone

Like I said, the MSM has already coronated Obama, so their motive is pretty clear here. They know that they have no answer to Sarah Palin, so even if McCain loses, they have to bury Palin so hard that she ceases to be a viable candidate in the future. It won’t work. They hated George Bush a lot more than they hate her. And on the surface, he a far more flawed candidate. But he won twice in spite of them. And Palin won’t be learning on the job anymore in four years.


37 posted on 10/23/2008 4:27:34 PM PDT by presidio9 (One day this economy is going to turn itself around, and the terrorists will still be there.)
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To: beagleone

Don’t worry. I don’t.


38 posted on 10/23/2008 4:27:41 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: LibFreeUSA

I don’t know what he’s doing, but he sure is providing a whole lot of entertainment value.


39 posted on 10/23/2008 4:27:47 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: jude24

What was there about Palin that caused you to switch to Obama?


40 posted on 10/23/2008 4:27:48 PM PDT by John W (Maverick I can do, but, Messiah is above my paygrade)
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To: presidio9

Palin is the only reason I’m voting for McLame.....

The conservative base was energized by her and the only reason why McLame is so close right now.....

She may have drawbacks to some independants, but they would have voted Obama anyways....


41 posted on 10/23/2008 4:28:29 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: jude24

Hey, Jude! Say it ain't so!

42 posted on 10/23/2008 4:28:56 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: presidio9

She’s “dragging” the Republicans all right. Trying to “drag” them across the finish line.


43 posted on 10/23/2008 4:29:19 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: presidio9

Sarah Palin is “dragging” the GOP ticket to victory. Without Sarah on the ticket, I would be gagging at the prospect of John McCain as my nominee. Now I’m in with both feet.


44 posted on 10/23/2008 4:29:24 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: nevergore
Palin is the only reason I’m voting for McLame.....

MEGA dittos and a big AMEN to that!!!

45 posted on 10/23/2008 4:29:38 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Michelle Obama...Queen of the Damned (courtesy of CougarGA7)
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To: presidio9

Tell that to the 100,000’s who wait hours to see her. Tell that to the millions who love her and know she has done more for the party than even McCain. Say that to the ones who know foll well that Biden has 20 to 1 gaffes to that of OUR sarah.

Try telling that to me. Oh you did. Idiot! (the original writier)


46 posted on 10/23/2008 4:29:48 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Sarahcuda = the dems worst nightmare)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
And has not enough experience. She needed to finish her term as Governor.
47 posted on 10/23/2008 4:29:57 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
I wanted Ms. Palin to serve out her time as Governor.

As much as it hurts me to say this, I'd rather Mr Obama and Mr Biden serve out their terms as Senators.

48 posted on 10/23/2008 4:30:11 PM PDT by presidio9 (One day this economy is going to turn itself around, and the terrorists will still be there.)
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To: Parley Baer
"I have one thing to say about this article. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahaha"

My sentiments exactly! LOLOL!

49 posted on 10/23/2008 4:30:14 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus, and into the food chain.)
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To: presidio9

I love Sarah but of course not every one does and some of those claim to be undecided. After the last debate there were 3 so called undecided voters on TV in Seattle and all claimed that they were voting for BO because of Sarah. This is what the media has been pushing since her knockout convention acceptance speech and some of the idiots out there buy it.

it makes me sick....and so do people like Colin Powell. I’d have more respect for him if he simply said that he was endorsing BO because he thought we needed a black POTUS and let it end there.


50 posted on 10/23/2008 4:31:22 PM PDT by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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