Well… If John McCain was angling for the women’s vote with his choice of Sarah Palin as his VP, he may not get it after all. The first two national polls out since McCain’s pick was announced show “contrary to what the GOP probably hoped, she scored less well with women than men.”
Here’s a finding from Gallup: Among Democratic women — including those who may be disappointed that Hillary Clinton did not win the Democratic nomination — 9% say Palin makes them more likely to support McCain, 15% less likely.
From Rasmussen: Some 38% of men said they were more likely to vote for McCain now, but only 32% of women. By a narrow 41% to 35% margin, men said she was not ready to be president — but women soundly rejected her, 48% to 25%.
Rasmussen also found by “a 29/44 margin, men and women together, they do not believe that she is ready to be President.”
The latest Gallup “shows women with a slightly less favorable view of Palin.” E&P quotes an excerpt from USA Today:
There is wide uncertainty about whether she’s qualified to be president. In the poll, taken Friday, 39% say she is ready to serve as president if needed, 33% say she isn’t and 29% have no opinion.
Oh my… Apparently that is the “lowest vote of confidence in a running mate since the elder George Bush chose then-Indiana senator Dan Quayle to join his ticket in 1988.”
Delaware Senator Joe Biden on the other hand “was seen as qualified by 57%-18% after Democrat Barack Obama chose him as a running mate last week.”
American’s want change and McCain-Palin is not the ticket for change. I don’t care a hoot if she’s a woman, she’s no Hillary Clinton and she’s vastly inexperienced. Add to that all that she stands for which is conservatism and the status quo and we’re in for 4 more years of the same. So the “Clinton dead-enders, otherwise known as PUMAs,” who are leading the cheers for Palin, blindly really need to wake up, smell the coffee and “Just Say No to Stepford Votes.”