But Rasmussen Reports says that Governor Sarah Palin has made a very, very good first impression on voters. Quite a lot better an impression than Senator Joe Biden made right after his announcement as VP candidate. Worst of all for the Obama campaign, Sarah Palin is viewed favorably by a straight – and substantial – majority of independents.
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.
This is a spot poll and should be taken with a grain of salt. But it is at least of great interest. It is also a gigantic red flag to those who are attacking Palin in Obama's name – or as Obama's proxies. This is dangerous ground for them.
And frankly, there are a few slimeballs out there who are attempting to attack Sarah Palin through her children. I will not link them, they know who they are. Those people should be shunned by both sides.