Polls Show Women Aren’t So Interested in Palin

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.”

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Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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One Response to Polls Show Women Aren’t So Interested in Palin

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    (1) Palin was shown today speaking with Maria Baritoromo and stating thtat Alaska had delivered 15 billion barrels of oil to the U.S. The truth is that most of that oil actually was delivered to Japan, and the money received was used to buy Venezuelan oil for delivery to the U.S. The cause may be that the Panama Canal is not capable of allowing transit by the vessles that onloaded Alaskan oil, but the result of the way that the world oil market functions is  that we became more dependent on Venezuelan oil. She appears to not know this.
    (2) McCain was shown today as stating that Alaska provides “20% of U.S. energy”, rather than only “20% of U.S. oil and gas”.  Wikipedia states that 63% of our energy came from oil and natural gas in 2005, the only items that Alaska contributes to our energy equation. Accordingly, Alaska contributed only 12.6% of our “energy” and the only wat to get the number even that high is to ignore that basically 100% of our food and fiber production, etc. is produced from energy provided by the sun.
    (3) “Palin is more qualified than Obama.” What a crock! In this country success is defined by who got the most votes. In 2006 she got less than 115,000 votes, while he got more than 3.5 million. Obama had more people in Germany turn out for his recent speech than Palin has been able to persuade to vote for her for anything in her entire life. Yeah she’s qualified alright. To continue to be be Governor of the least populated state in the nation.