A month after Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's debut on the national stage, her public ratings have slipped, and there has been a jump in skepticism that she could handle the presidency if she had to. But she scores as highly on empathy as Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr.
SOURCE: Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted by telephone Sept. 27-29. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa. | The Washington Post - Octber 2, 2008