Jimmy P. at the RNC— "Sarah America." That's what I heard one GOP delegate call Sarah Palin. (It rhymes.) Any gamblers out there might want to see about shorting that new TradeSports contract where you can bet on Palin dropping off the ticket. And here is the latest from pollster Rasmussen (bold is mine):
After a long weekend of Democratic criticism of John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate, over half of voters (52 percent) still have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the Alaska governor. Thirty-one percent (31 percent) view her very favorably. Voters are evenly divided on whether Palin was the right choice for McCain and whether her selection makes them more or less likely to vote for the Republican candidate. But 69 percent of GOP voters believe the choice was a good one, while nearly as many Democrats (63 percent) disagree. Unaffiliated voters are evenly divided as well. While the initial polling reaction to Palin has been fairly positive, the most significant numbers will be those following the Republican National Convention. Because she is so new to the national scene, Palin's speech may be the most important moment at that event. Prior to McCain's announcement, 67 percent said that they didn't know enough about Palin to have an opinion.