Palin Pushes Powell, Voters Away From McCain
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
Colin Powell said Sarah Palin was one of the many reasons he decided to endorse Barack Obama. According to an ABC News-Washington Post poll, he has plenty of company. Fifty-two percent of likely voters question John McCain’s judgment because of his running mate choice.
(h/t: Political Wire)
On the vice presidential candidates, 52 percent of likely voters say McCain’s pick of Palin has made them less confident in the kind of decisions he’d make as president; that’s up 13 points since just after the selection, as doubts about Palin’s qualifications (also voiced by Powell on Sunday) have grown. Just 38 percent say it makes them more confident in McCain’s judgment, down 12 points.
Those numbers are more than reversed on Obama’s pick of Joe Biden: 56 percent of likely voters say it makes them more confident in Obama’s decision-making, 31 percent less so.
AP photo / Susan Walsh