Poll: Palin choice gets positive but partisan reviews

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A new poll suggests John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate is drawing a positive if partisan response from the public.

The ABC News poll released today finds half of all respondents had a positive impression of her, while 37 percent saw her less favorably. Of the Republicans who were surveyed, 85 percent felt positively, while 53 percent of independents and just 24 percent of Democrats felt similarly.

By comparison, 54 percent of respondents expressed a favorable view of Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The survey also suggests there are plenty of doubts about the Alaska governor's experience. Just 42 percent of respondents say she has enough experience to serve as president.

Further, only 25 percent say Palin's selection makes them likelier to vote for the Republican ticket.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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