Voters' impressions of Sarah Palin have become more negative since her introduction as the Republican vice presidential nominee, particularly with female voters, among whom she had the most appeal post-convention. Perceptions of her readiness to be president and empathy have also declined.
The Post-ABC tracking poll started Oct. 16 and runs through Nov. 3. Each night approximately 450 randomly selected adults are interviewed by landline and cellular telephone. Questions about Palin were asked of 661 likely voters Wednesday and Thursday; those results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points. Error margins are higher for subgroups.