Is Palin unelectable? Not so much. While we believe that polls at this stage don’t mean much, what it does tell us that Governor Palin can beat Obama. So if you are one of those people who have always said you would “really like to support her but think she can’t beat Obama”, this poll should make you want to rethink your position. Governor Palin now trails Obama by just 5 points, this is even before she has even announced her candidacy and taken her message to the people.
A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that Obama looks increasingly vulnerable in next year’s election, with a majority of voters believing he’ll lose to any Republican, a solid plurality saying they’ll definitely vote against him and most potential Republican challengers gaining on him.
Even in potential matchups where he leads, Obama in most cases has lost ground to the Republican.
The biggest gain came for Palin, the former Alaska governor who hasn’t yet announced whether she’ll jump into the fast-changing race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
After trailing Obama by more than 20 percentage points in polls all year, the new national survey, taken Sept. 13-14, found Palin trailing the president by just 5 points, 49-44 percent. The key reason: She now leads Obama among independents, a sharp turnaround.
While this site has been launched to appeal to Independents and help expand Governor Palin’s base, we never expected to pull it off in just a couple of hours. We just launched this morning and already she has gained 15 points.