Right-blogger Justin Hart has been trolling the tracking data, and it's looking good for Sarah Barracuda (I say that in the most admiring way!)
Rasmussen reports on the first impressions of Sarah Palin:
"After her debut in Dayton and a rush of media coverage, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 53% now have a favorable opinion of Palin while just 26% offer a less flattering assessment.
Palin earns positive reviews from 78% of Republicans, 26% of Democrats and 63% of unaffiliated voters. Obviously, these numbers will be subject to change as voters learn more about her in the coming weeks. Among all voters, 29% have a Very Favorable opinion of Palin while 9% hold a Very Unfavorable view.
By way of comparison, on the day he was selected as Barack Obama's running mate, Delaware Senator Joseph Biden was viewed favorably by 43% of voters."
Its too early to get into the cross-tabs too deeply but here are some interesting points:
- Men had a more favorable impression of Palin than women (58% to 48%)
- Palin also did extremely well in the 40-49 age demographic
- 37% of unaffiliated voters were more likely to vote for McCain with Palin on the ticket