From Political Wire:
A new survey conducted for EMILY’s List suggests Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is not helping the Republican ticket with female voters. Among all women surveyed, Obama-Biden leads McCain-Palin, 53 percent to 35 percent.
When asked how the running mates were picked, half of those surveyed said Obama chose Biden based on his experience, while 29 percent said he was chosen for political reasons. Meanwhile, 20 percent said McCain chose Palin for experience and 59% said his pick was for political purposes.
Key finding: A 55 percent majority of women voters who backed Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary say that Palin’s inclusion on the ticket makes them less likely to vote for McCain; just 9 percent say her presence on the ticket makes them more likely to support McCain.