Diary

How Popular is Gov. Palin?

The McCain team is sending out poll results from a new American Viewpoint poll of 400 RVs. The campaign did not commission this poll.

Job Approval for Gov. Palin: 86%
Among Independents: 86%
Among Democrats: 75%

Overall:
McCain/Palin 57%
Obama/Biden 33%

Among Indies:
McCain/Palin 50%
Obama/Biden 37%

Voters who say Energy is Top Issue:
McCain/Palin 74%
Obama/Biden 18%

Who is more qualified, Palin or Obama:
Palin 30%
Obama 31%
Equal 29%

Does McCain chose of Palin make you more or less likely to vote for McCain:
More likely 56%
Less likely 15%

Other findings:

The key advantage Palin brings to the GOP team is an emphasis on the reform dynamic of bringing new ideas and thinking to Washington (+59% net agreement). This is followed by +53% net agreement that the selection makes Alaskans feel proud, increases to +89% net agreement with very conservative voters; +48% net agreement that the selection makes them excited about the pick, increases to +87% net agreement with very conservative voters; and net +36% that she has the qualifications to be Vice-President, +81% net agreement with very conservative voters.