Sunday, August 31, 2008

Rasmussen: Palin Draws 10-Point Bounce With Independents

For the most part the first initial readings coming from the Palin announcement have been very favorable...

Rasmussen reports good news for the McCain camp:

There have been significant changes in perception of John McCain in the two days of polling since he named Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Since then, 49% of Republicans voice a Very Favorable opinion of McCain. That’s up six percentage points from 43% just before the announcement. Also, 64% of unaffiliated voters now give positive reviews to McCain, up ten points since naming his running mate.

All this despite Governor Palin being a relative unknown on the national scene. As a reminder, former community organizer Barack Obama’s pick of Joe Biden as a running mate was an eight point drag on their ticket.

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