Friday, October 31, 2008
According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, a growing number of voters have concluded that McCain’s choice of running mate, Sarah “McCandy” Palin, is not qualified to be vice president and is weighing down the Republican ticket in the final days of the campaign.
A whopping 59% of voters surveyed said McCandy was not prepared for the job, up nine points since the beginning of the month. Nearly a third of voters polled said the vice-presidential selection would be a major factor influencing their vote for president.
In a repudiation of his overall judgment, the poll also showed the choice of McCandy has hurt McCain’s image, with voters citing they had much more confidence in Obama to pick more qualified people for his administration than they did in McCain.