Palin v Obama

There has been loads of bad news for the Democrats over the past couple of months, but none as devastating as this! Voters were asked - who do Americans agree with more - Sarah Palin or Barack Obama?

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say their own views are closer to Sarah Palin’s than they are to President Obama’s, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Just 40% say their views are closer to the president’s than to those of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate.

Wow. Sarah Palin wins 52% to 40%! But, surprise surpise, the elite view things a tad differently.

Among the Political Class, however, 68% say their views are more like Obama’s, while 63% of Mainstream voters describe their views as more like Palin’s.

Palin is opposed by 81% of Democrats, but she wins the support of Republicans and Independents handily.

Eighty-four percent (84%) of Republicans and 59% of voters not affiliated with either major party say their views are more like Palin’s. Eighty-one percent (81%) of Democrats say they think more like the president.

And Sarah herself is not doing so badly in the Rasmussen poll.

Voters are fairly evenly divided in their views of Palin. Forty-eight percent (48%) view her favorably, while 49% hold an unfavorable opinion of her. This includes 21% with a Very Favorable view and 31% with a Very Unfavorable one. This marks little change from last November when Palin was on a national tour to promote her book, “Going Rogue.”

There's more good news for the GOP. It's the generic ballot!

Forty-eight percent (48%) of respondents say they would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 38% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.