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Palin's Poll Numbers "Plummet" --WaPo

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posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 03:07 AM

Washington Post-ABC News Poll: With VP debate fast approaching, public assessments of Sarah Palin's readiness for office have plummeted.With the vice presidential candidates set to square off today in their only scheduled debate, public assessments of Sarah Palin's readiness have plummeted, and she may now be a drag on the Republican ticket among key voter groups.

Though she initially transformed the race with her energizing presence and a fiery convention speech, Palin is now a much less positive force: Six in 10 voters see her as lacking the experience to be an effective president, and a third are now less likely to vote for McCain because of her.

A stunningly bad choice for VP, cynical and frivolous (the choice, not Palin, who is simply in way over her purdy, empty head), and now its doing great damage to McCain's electability.

Have at it.

WaPo article

[edit to add source link]

[edit on 2-10-2008 by gottago]

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 03:13 AM
Well that may be true, things could change dramatically if Palin shows everybody that she is able to hold her own to Biden and even make a couple of shots. Biden cannot come out of this debate with even a tie, this should be his field and theres no excuse for him to come out with anything less than this debate in his hands...

During the Alaska governor election debate, Palin went up against another experienced Democrat running for the position and she came out of that debate pritty much ahead, it gave her the Alaska governor position. As we've seen through this election, things can change.. dramatically.

Its going to be interesting.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 08:23 AM
reply to post by southern_Guardian

One major factor on wheather Palin is going to look good in this debate is if the continual talk about how unqualified, inappropriately educated, and simply wrong for the job she is drove expectations of her performance down so low that showing up, drooling, and rubbing two one syllable sentences together will make her look good.

It will also depend greatly on the questions asked and her 'command' of the topics at hand. Seeing as how the candidates get the questions in advance we will not see her fail to answer basics like "name some supreme court cases" or "name a few of the media sources you read". She is going to have answers because she has been preparing them. The issue is the level of working knowledge and detail she will be able to bring to the debate.

I do not think the debate is fore gone conclusion but I do think she has some tough work ahead of her. Biden is old school, he has been around and can speak from decades of experiance on the issues whereas Palin's experiance is more limited in duration and scope.

The best of luck to them both, I am eagerly awaiting the appointed hour.

[edit on 2-10-2008 by Animal]

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 08:49 AM
For republicans her stand on issues and her resume are great.
But then she opens her mouth ...

She isn't qualified to be VP.
She's more qualified then Obama ... but she's still not qualified.

America was introduced to Govenor Palin with her resume.
That's why her numbers started high. Great (republican) resume.
Then she spoke and Americans got to see what she knows.
(or should I say - what she doesn't know)
That's why her numbers are falling.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 09:11 AM
Palin is a fish out of water. She hardly has any political experience (yeah, I know she was mayor of a small town for awhile, but that doesn't carry much weight in the national or global arena) and the McCain camp won't even let her stand on her own two feet.

She's been sheltered from the political game since became McCain's running mate. It's going to be interesting to see how tonight's debate pans out.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 09:25 AM
reply to post by Fuzzy Wabbit

Her only hope is to get on the stage tonight and tell the whole truth.
Name names, Republican and Democrat, point fingers at Wall st. etc.

If not, send her back to AK....02c

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 09:34 AM
Well obviously you can't win against the mainstream Media smear campaign,

Now when I look at the mess congress has made of things,

How do we classify and in what light do we judge qualification, and experience?

In what light to we determine who is ready to lead?

Do we stick with the status quo?

Did she do a good job in Alaska?

congress approval rating 18%

Palin 80%

What is the real picture?

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 09:35 AM
reply to post by gottago

hi, i think you forgot the link to your article

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 09:39 AM
Plus I think McCain' and his handlers mismanaged her, let her lose, they wanted to mold her into a typical Washington insider loaded with talking points, which apparently she is not,
Now this is what I thought we all wanted a fresh face and perspective,

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 09:47 AM
reply to post by Fathom

Thanks; the post has been edited to add a link to the original article, which is now the lead article on the Washington Post's website.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:06 AM
I think these news may sway the independents, in how they perceive Palin's performance tonight. If she's already being perceived as weak, whatever she says need to be brilliant to pass the muster.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:10 AM
reply to post by gottago

i don't want to read it i just thought i would remind you.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:25 AM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

Oh, enough already about this "mainstream media smear campaign" nonsense.

Here is the deal. She does not understand fundamental concepts that face the US right now and her perspective is so warped and limited that she cannot think for herself because she does not understand things.

McCain, Obama and Biden have this fundamental understanding and can base decisions off of their vast knowledge.

When will the conservatives finally admit that they blew this one?

80% approval rating? I bet if ANY governor gave every citizen in their state a check for $1200 dollars because of copious amounts of oil revenue, then they would have 80% approval as well.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:25 AM
I for one am so sure this is going to have some interesting moments.....that I'm throwing a PARTY!!!! Seriously folks, call everyone you know and make sure they see this! Don't forget the last few interviews she's's gonna be HILARIOUS!!!!!


"Should the former Soviet states of Georgia and Ukraine be granted NATO membership, despite Russian opposition?"


"Well, ya'know, Putin flies over the Ukraine who deserves tax relief as well as Georgia. I always did want to go to Atlanta.....not sure why Russia is opposed to it.....I'll ask em' and get back to ya'.

Every time Palin says "tax relief" everyone has to drink....

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:29 AM

Originally posted by Grafilthy
Every time Palin says "tax relief" everyone has to drink....

Wish I had stock in United Distillers today... Stay off the roads later tonight.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:29 AM
I found this article,

But Chuck has seen his daughter handle herself in other perilous situations and come out all right. A few years ago, he watched her pilot husband Todd Palin's commercial fishing boat in a storm. Todd was working at his oil-field job on the North Slope, and Palin and her father had been fishing on Bristol Bay. "It was the toughest work I've ever done, and it wasn't only hard, it was dangerous," Chuck says. At the end of the run, they had to get the boat on a trailer amid crashing surf. As cold, metallic-sheened waves tossed the trawler around, Chuck quailed.

"I'm not doing that," he said. "Get out of the way," Palin said. "I'll do it."

She did.

McCain needs to get out of the way.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:31 AM
reply to post by TruthWithin

Beloved, it is no secret the Media has tried to destroy Palin.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:32 AM

Originally posted by gottago
and now its doing great damage to McCain's electability.

I haven't read the whole thread yet, but I have to say, I think McCain is doing great damage to McCain's electability.

I've lost respect for Palin only in that she continues to stand by McCain's side and say he's the right leader for our country, while he's off ignoring the will of the people and voting us into bailout slavery.

If she's so conservative, why is she with him?

She's a puppet, being used to attract the conservative base, IMO.

[edit on 10/2/08 by GirlNextDoor]

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:36 AM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

You really don't see how if she had answered questions with real thought and knew what the hell she was talking about she could have avoided these gaffs??

She fed the monster.

Media has always been about the money and Palin is money. No one can edit what she said though and make it appear intelligent during any of her interviews, sorry.

Maybe they are biased, but it isn't like she is proving them wrong. Be honest.

posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 10:40 AM
Didnt Bush win the debates against Kerry by just repeating "hard work, it takes hard work" over and over?

She could come off as a bumbling idiot as still get my vote over Biden. Every vote I'll ever cast was decided by Clinton in 1994. For others all she needs is Biden to call her "sweetheart" or "cute." We got an office pool going for how many times Biden will pull out one of his famous off-color slightly insulting lines. Mucaca anyone?

All she has to say for my vote is "guns are good." The less she knows about other countries the better IMO. One step closer to non-interventionism.

Then there's the moderator. Having this Obama supporter is the best thing for Palin. The belief is the moderator will be intentionally soft so not to create "bias" backlash that could hurt Obama. If the moderator is tough or even fair (yeah, right) and Palin looks the fool they can blame the bias.

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