03 October 2008

VP Debate Polls: Biden Takes It

Despite a chorus of voices insisting that Sarah Palin “won” last night’s presidential debate, a poll of polls at The Kansas City Star informs us that, overall, viewers thought that Joe Biden offered a more winning performance. According to polls of random subjects:

Survey USA Biden 51% Palin 32% Undecided 17%
MediaCurves.com tracked independent voters, showing them breaking to Biden 67% to Palin 33%.
CNN/Opinion Research Biden 51 Palin 36
CBS Biden 46 Palin 21
Fox Biden 61 Palin 39

Although Palin’s approval ratings will likely grow, and she certainly “redeemed” herself in some viewers’ eyes (her performance during the debate contrasted well with those Couric interviews), most people seem to prefer Biden’s gravitas over Palin’s charming folksiness.

Aside: from The Star: “[i]n the CBS poll, of the uncommitted voters, 18% now say they will vote Obama/Biden, 10% now say McCain/Palin.” Interesting, no?

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