60 pc of women in US unimpressed by McCains running mate

September 4th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington , Sept 4 (ANI): A survey conducted in the US has found that most women are not impressed by Republican John McCains choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate for the post of Vice-President.

Majority of the women have thrown their weight behind the Democratic ticket in the race for the White House.

The poll was conducted by the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group.

According to the survey finding, around 60 percent of the US women were of the opinion that McCains choice of a female running mate as a calculated political decision rather than one based on Palins experience and qualities.

Women voters see the choice of Governor Palin as being driven by politics rather than by any sense of conviction on Senator McCains part that she has the experience and qualities to make a good vice president, The News quoted the research group as saying in a statement.

A majority of the 800 women polled 56 per cent said they were put off by Palins legislative record and her position on moral issues, such as abortion.

The poll found: When women voters learn that Palin opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest, opposes stem cell research and, as governor, opposed funding for state pre-kindergarten programs… a majority say… (they) feel less favourable toward her. (ANI)

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