Poll: More People Dislike Sarah Palin than Like Her

by: tremayne

Wed Sep 17, 2008 at 10:47

The much ballyhooed "Palin effect" on the McCain campaign and GOP efforts in general is no more. Or, if there is a Palin effect, it's likely a negative one. The evidence is in today's Research 2000 poll for DKos. Palin has higher unfavorables than favorables. Here's the gap between her positives and negatives over the past week:

Sept. 11: +17 (day the Gibson interview airs)

Sept. 12: +14

Sept. 13: +9

Sept. 14: +5

Sept. 15: +4

Sept. 16: +1

Sept. 17: -1 (today)

Today, 45% report an unfavorable view of Palin compared to 44% who have a positive view. John McCain has been trending down daily as well from a recent mark of +13 down to today's +3. By comparison, Barack Obama is +18 and Joe Biden +17.

If you don't trust the Research 2000 poll you can find the same trend in other polls, a sharp decline in favorability over the last week. Palin will be an anchor for the McCain campaign which explains this.

Update: Nice graph of this here.

tremayne :: Poll: More People Dislike Sarah Palin than Like Her

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Don't need any polls (0.00 / 0)
just go to the supermarket check out counter. The tabloids are awesome.

She'll Have One More Positive Moment (0.00 / 0)
Closing statements in the VP debates when she talks about her kids. That'll be the end of Sarah Palin's utility to the McCain/Palin ticket. Other than that, she's an albatross.

It's worth mentioning (0.00 / 0)
that they don't have any good options for ending this mess. When you're in a hole, you stop digging but you still have to figure out a way of getting out of the hole.

How do they do this with the pathological lying meme, which is now approaching officially engrained status? Stop lying? Okay, that would be a good start but then what?  

Looks like the interview (4.00 / 1)
shot her down. I never could see how all these pundits claimed she did well. To me she seemed like the kid who obviously hadn't studied for the test -- just trying to wing it and coming off like a pathetic fool.

Not good to get overconfident, but she's gonna have to have more face time with the media sometime, and it's almost unimaginable that she'll do significantly better. She just doesn't have it. And in light of her fall from public grace she's not about the get the "deference" from the press that her handlers demand. At this point, the danger is that the media will be so tough that there will be a backlash promoted by the hairtrigger "feminists".

More importantly... (0.00 / 0)

 ...I think that interview made the nation's power structures  very, very uncomfortable with Palin. Markets like stability; the idea of putting a clueless flat-earther in the most powerful office in the world is NOT conducive to market stability. And that's reflected in the media's coverage of Palin (and McCain) since. They're actually practicing (a little) journalism for a change.  

"We judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their actions. It is a great convenience." -- Howard Zinn

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