Poll: Half say Palin isn't experienced enough to be president

A new survey shows Americans think more highly of Joe Biden's experience than of his Republican counterpart's.

Published September 5, 2008 2:43PM (EDT)

A new poll out from ABC News shows that Americans haven't yet fully bought in to the arguments about Sarah Palin's experience that Republicans have been making this week.

Pollsters found that a majority of respondents think Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden has the experience necessary to be an effective president; 66 percent said he does, while 21 percent said he doesn't and 13 percent had no opinion. Only 42 percent said Palin has the requisite experience, while 50 percent said she doesn't and 7 percent had no opinion.

Come on, people -- don't you realize she's from a really big state?

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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