Polls show McCain gaining lead among women after Palin pick

September 11th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Sept.11 (ANI): Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palins presence on the McCain ticket, coupled with Hillary Clintons absence, could see women voters overwhelmingly favor the Republicans.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week showed white women swinging hard against the Democratic ticket. Obama left Denver with an 8-point lead among white women; and by the time John McCain pulled out of St. Paul, Minnesota, with Palin at his side, he had taken a 12-point lead.
Julia Piscitelli of the American Universitys Women and Politics Institute, says that the selection of Palin has given the Republicans the much needed opening, but the question on every ones mind is how long will it last?
I dont think this is a real swing [in the polls] until its been a week. Well need to see whether Sarah Palin is willing to answer questions. … No one will be a stronger advocate for Barack Obama and Joe Biden than Hillary Clinton, claimed said Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), one of Obamas busiest female surrogates.
Senator Blanche L. Lincoln (D-Ark.) also sounded the Palin-will-wilt-in-the-spotlight theme.
Sarah Palin delivered a great speech, but we havent heard anything else about what shes going to do. American women are smart, theyre bright and this election isnt just about Sarah Palin. This is about what they want to do for the country, Lincoln said.
The Obama campaign has denied that it has a serious problem with female voters. (ANI)

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