Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Obama up by 10 in latest NBC/WSJ poll. Palin is now biggest concern voters have about McCain.

Obama now leads by ten points in a new NBC/WSJ poll with voters saying they are more concerned with the fact that Sarah Palin is not ready than they are worried about McCain continuing the policies of George W. Bush.

This certainly implies that voters worry about McCain's age and the fact that, were anything to happen to him, the VP is blatantly not ready to step up to the task.

That doesn’t appear to be the case with McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin. Fifty-five percent of respondents say she’s not qualified to serve as president if the need arises, up five points from the previous poll.

In addition, for the first time, more voters have a negative opinion of her than a positive one. In the survey, 47 percent view her negatively, versus 38 percent who see her in a positive light.

That’s a striking shift since McCain chose Palin as his running mate in early September, when she held a 47 to 27 percent positive rating.

Now, Palin’s qualifications to be president rank as voters’ top concern about McCain’s candidacy - ahead of continuing President Bush’s policies, enacting economic policies that only benefit the rich and keeping too high of a troop presence in Iraq.
I said at the time that I thought McCain's choice of Palin as his VP should be enough to instantly lose him the presidency and I am pleased to see that, after initially viewing her positively, the American public appear to have decided that she is simply too inexperienced for them to even consider taking the chance that she might one day be asked to lead the free world.

McCain was reckless when he made that decision and, I am pleased to say, it appears that he will be punished for it.


Here's why the American public are right to be concerned:

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