The Potency of Palin (UPDATED)
Oh! The McCain/Palin ad team must be working overtime. Here is the campaign’s new “Lipstick” video from YouTube:
H/T to Michelle Malkin for pointing me to it. 😉
Other’s posting on the new video: BigMouthFrog
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According to a Washington Post/ABC News Poll, McCain increased his support amongst white women by 20%.
Much of the shift toward McCain stems from gains among white women, voters his team hoped to sway with the pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate. White women shifted from an eight-point pre-convention edge for Obama to a 12-point McCain advantage now.
As Bill Hobbs notes…
The energy issue is the key to this election – it is the economy, national security and foreign policy all wrapped up in one. And the McCain-Palin ticket is the only ticket with energy expertise.
Kyle-Ann Shiver over at Pajamas Media seems to agree with the energy issue being a key factor.
And, according to Gallup, McCain is “now winning majority of independent voters“, following the GOP convention in Minnesota where Gov. Sarah Palin accepted the nomination as V.P. for the Grand Old Party.
John McCain’s 6 percentage-point bounce in voter support spanning the Republican National Convention is largely explained by political independents shifting to him in fairly big numbers, from 40% pre-convention to 52% post-convention in Gallup Poll Daily tracking.
There’s quite a bit more interesting information in the Gallup article, including interesting trends, party/ideology, breakdowns by age groups, breakdowns by gender, etc. Check it out.
Why is McCain/Palin seeing such a huge response across the board? Obviously, there are enough voters that can determine fact from fiction about Sarah Palin. As I’ve noted before, even feminists are making the case for Sarah Palin. To quote Willie Brown, the longtime San Francisco mayor, “She really is the people.” Contrast that with Michelle Obama’s own words of “We are who Americans are supposed to be.”