Rasmussen—Palin Makes Good First Impression: Is Viewed More Favorably than Biden

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Sarah Palin has made a good first impression. Before being named as John McCain’s running mate, 67% of voters didn’t know enough about the Alaska governor to have an opinion. After her debut in Dayton and a rush of media coverage, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 53% now have a favorable opinion of Palin while just 26% offer a less flattering assessment.

Palin earns positive reviews from 78% of Republicans, 26% of Democrats and 63% of unaffiliated voters. Obviously, these numbers will be subject to change as voters learn more about her in the coming weeks. Among all voters, 29% have a Very Favorable opinion of Palin while 9% hold a Very Unfavorable view.

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Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsUS Presidential Election 2008

Posted August 30, 2008 at 8:29 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Juandeveras wrote:

She is a member of Assemblies of God. Women in that church tend to have a fearless streak.

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