Poll: Palin Not a Chick Magnet for McCain Campaign

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.


  • Robin Grenell
    September 4, 2008 - 8:49 am | Permalink

    Sarah Palin is a neophyte who speaks “feisty”, knows little, and holds social/political views that are off the charts for Democratic women. She’s roused the GOP convention from its torpor, but this year social conservatives will not be deciding the election. Your photo of the Wasilla City Hall makes it plain that Wasilla is as local as the bodega on my corner.

    By the way, Rudy Giuliani is not lionized in New York. As a mayor he was mean and vindictive. A bad character. Thanks.

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