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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sean Hannity, Scott Rasmussen, and a big poll win!

I've just finished listening to Monday's edition of the Sean Hannity show, and Palin got some major kudos. During the first hour, Hannity spent roughly four minutes discussing Palin's stands on drilling issues, noting that she is often mentioned as a potential VP for McCain. Then, in the third hour, he asked big-time pollsters Scott Rasmussen and John Zogby who they would advise the candidates to select as running mates. Rasmussen said that McCain should choose Sarah Palin! (Zogby wanted Charlie Crist, and both said Obama should take VA Gov. Tim Kaine). If you want to listen to the show in the online archives,the first Palin mention is about 38 minutes into the broadcast and Rasmussen's quote is roughly one hour and 26 minutes in. So, we now have a major pollster suggesting a Palin nomination!

Also, Palin has built up a big lead in the CBS "VP Hot Sheet" poll. At the time of this writing, she has 42.02% of the vote, while second-place Charlie Crist has only 11.29%. While we targeted this poll last month when it first appeared, we lost the first week and have not targeted it since. So, the Palin win was not engineered by this site in any way.

23 comments:

Bill said...

Get us a youtube clip of this!

Damian G. said...

Zobgy is an idiot. He predicted Florida would go to Kerry and that undecideds would break for him by 90% - despite his own polling showing a narrow Bush lead.

Rasmussen's word is gold. Go, Scott!

TC said...

Rasmussen is an amazing pollster. They correctly predicted every state in 2004, which was hard to do.

This is a MAJOR development.

BigRob-68 said...

Agree on Rasmussen and not just because this is Palin site.

Night Owl said...

This is so exciting! I just want him to pick soon so the rest of the country can start the process of getting to know her.

Dave J. said...

Poll here being won by Huckabee:

http://azstarnet.com/special/vp-poll-ooza

And this one very close with Romney (which is also a contest with prizes): http://pajamasmedia.com/veepstakes/

Go vote!

Anonymous said...

As an Alaskan, I find the last comment on Governor Palin's bio at the CBS poll downright infuriating.

Ted said...

Zogby, of course, is a diehard Democrat pulling for Obama (I've heard Zogby on POTUS XM Radio so I know from where I speak on this), albeit he would deny his partiality.

So, Zogby, WANTING McCain to lose, would pick Crist; whereas Rasmussen, an objective pollster, is much much more reliable).

Anonymous said...

"Governor Palin's bio at the CBS poll downright infuriating."

Call CBS and complain. They will change it.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe it will be Crist. He's too out of the mainstream. The long term bachelor thing is, in my opinion, a turn off to the "family values" voter. Makes him seem like a guy who wants to "play the field". I think, unless there's a really compelling reason to do otherwise, McCain will pick someone who will strengthen his family base. The MSM refers to it as the evangelical base, but I think it is more people whose focus is on strong traditional family values, rather than a certain sect of Christianity. I think it includes Catholics and Jewish people, not just fundamentalist Christians.
dr. vicki

TC said...

Don't know if you guys have seen this, but Sarah is currently 3rd in Rasmussen's VP Market thing (kind of like Intrade). I'm actually starting to think it's Pawlenty, not Romney, if it isn't Sarah. I saw something where McCain did an internal poll that showed McCain/Pawlenty could in fact carry Minnesota and Wisconsin. Anyway, here's the poll:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/latest_results_from_rasmussen_markets

Dave J. said...

Dr. Vicki, as an adopted Floridian, I like Charlie Crist and in fact I worked with him on legislation when he was AG and I was a staff attorney for the Florida House of Representatives, but everything you've said is correct. It won't be Crist.

Anonymous said...

not to sound 'islamophobic' or whatever word the libs use, but zogby is a muslim who is very active in Islamic groups and, not surprisingly, a donor to obama. I like crist actually but the fact zogby 'endorsed' him tells me he ain't the pick. Plus Florida is more safely red this year mccain needs to worry about keeping the west and picking up michigan and maybe Minnesota. Enter: the western governor hockey mom!

Damian G. said...

Zogby is a Lebanese Catholic.

Ted said...

Zogby is still a Dem -- and what he says in the media clearly has a Dem-favoring slant. That's for sure!

Damian G. said...

No doubt, but the last thing we Republicans need are more accusations of Moslem rumour-mongering.

Kristofer said...

Last week I wrote that the Tom Delay "mention" was the biggest news yet for this movement, but now I have to say, Scott Rasmussen is BY FAR THE BEST NEWS WE HAVE HEARD! 3 reasons.

1) Scott is one of the most respected pollsters in the country, and he is telling us that McCain should pick Palin, I am confident based on scientific analysis (poll results). In Rasmussen polling, there may be data he is seeing (i.e. female and conservative voters) that leads him to this analysis.

2) Rasmussen is by far the favored pollster of Republicans and business leaders.

3) Kudlow, Kristol and Rasmussen are friends and three of the biggest Republicans in NYC. These economic Conservatives are trying to tell McCain something. I would have loved to have read their email to one another.

Kristofer said...

Damian G. said...,

it is a given that is was Clinton doing this, noy Republicans. they traced that photo and emails back to the Clinton camp.

Damian G. said...

No doubt, Kristofer! I meant false accusations towards us.

(Actually, Clinton's dirty tactics were in the JibJab video!)

Anonymous said...

i stand corrected about calling zogby a muslim. but i remember during the intifada (aka: when a bunch of jihadists were blowing up jewish school busses)zogby was on tv all the time defending the terrorists. and he was part of some arab institute or whatever, so i was wrong to call him a muslim. but it wasnt such a big leap. anywayyyy....NOT someone mac should be taking vp advice from.

Damian said...

It's understandable, anon. I remember when Arafat died, there was a local Orthodox Christian cleric who hailed him as a great man!

It saddens me, since my beliefs are in line with the Orthodox - though I am an Anglo-Catholic.

But we are very off-topic, aren't we?

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of Palin. Not enough TV in my life, I guess.
But good luck to her.

Brian said...

I agree Palin would be far and away the best choice for Veep and listed 25 major reasons why on my blog:

www.presidentialcandidates08.blog.com

last friday. Sometimes it does not load properly, but if you click refresh, that usually fixes the problem.