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?
LMFAO LOL..... Thud.
Dream on losers!
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!!
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.
If it wasn’t for Sarah, the polls would be showing 0-70 M-20, 10 undecided.
Palin is “dragging” down the Republican ticket. Meanwhile....
“Senator Joe” is doing WHAT? to the Democrat ticket???
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?
A self-generated story by the far left media.
“Shes 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!!!!!!
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” ...
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!
I’m one who no longer supports McCain because of Palin.
Yeah, she uses WAY too little Grecian Formula for your taste. We know...
Did I miss something?
raising fresh fears that Sarah Palin is dragging down the Republican ticketIt's not that she actually is, there are merely 'fears' raised by unnamed sources who may or may not even be Republicans.
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.
Don’t worry. I don’t.
I don’t know what he’s doing, but he sure is providing a whole lot of entertainment value.
What was there about Palin that caused you to switch to Obama?
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....
Hey, Jude! Say it ain't so!
She’s “dragging” the Republicans all right. Trying to “drag” them across the finish line.
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.
MEGA dittos and a big AMEN to that!!!
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)
As much as it hurts me to say this, I'd rather Mr Obama and Mr Biden serve out their terms as Senators.
My sentiments exactly! LOLOL!
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.