Alaska is a microcosm of America
October 1, 2008 4 Comments
Every state is “like a microcosm of America.”
That’s the point of being the United States…
And then there are these recent Alaska poll numbers reported by McClatchy on September 30, 2008:
Above 80 percent approval for parts of her term — she was at 82 percent in a key local poll twice this year — Palin’s popularity has swooned [to a 68 percent approval rating] as new information about the local abuse-of-power investigation known as troopergate has trickled out, and as national and local media pick over her track record as a governor and small-town mayor.
and just look at that microcosm:
Inside those numbers was a dramatic drop in support from Democrats and independents, although support from Republicans remained strong at 93 percent. Among Democrats, her approval rating dropped from 60 percent to 36 percent, a 24-point drop. Among independents, it fell from 82 percent to 64 percent, an 18-point drop.
Via FoxNews on September 30, 2008, a transcript of the clip of a part of Katie Couric’s interview of Sarah Palin:
Couric: And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?
Palin: I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.
Couric: What, specifically?
Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.
Couric: Can you name a few?
Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn’t a foreign country, where it’s kind of suggested, “wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?” Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.
I believe you Sarah!
update: Via McClatchy on October 1, 2008:
A poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center reported, “opinions about Sarah Palin have become increasingly negative.”
The Sept. 27-29 survey found that 51 percent of the public thinks she’s not qualified to be president, and 37 percent think she is qualified. Just after the GOP convention last month, some 52 percent thought she was ready.