Saturday, August 30, 2008
Americans Like Palin Better Than Biden
Rasmussen polling finds Americans reacted more favorably to Sen. John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate than Sen. Barack Obama's choice of Sen. Joe Biden. According to Rasmussen, 53% of Americans responded with a favorable first impression of Gov. Palin. Only 43% of Americans responded with a favorable first impression of Sen. Biden, who has been in the U.S. Senate longer than all but two senators. Biden was viewed unfavorably by 38% of the poll's respondents, while Palin was viewed unfavorably by just 26% of the respondents. Even worse news for Obama-Biden is a new Zogby poll showing McCain-Palin leading 47%-45%. What happened to Obama's post-convention bounce?