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
Skepticism of Palin Growing, Poll Finds Article | With the vice presidential candidates set to square off today in their only scheduled debate, public assessments of Sarah Palin's readiness have plummeted, and she may now be a drag on the Republican ticket among key voter groups, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.