From Rasmussen - - -
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows the beginning of John McCain’s convention bounce and the race is essentially back where it was before Barack Obama’s bounce. Obama now attracts 46% of the vote while McCain earns 45%. When "leaners" are included, it’s Obama 48%, McCain 46% (see recent daily results).
Tracking Poll results are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. Virtually all of the interviews for today’s update were completed before McCain’s speech last night. Roughly two-thirds of the interviews were completed before Palin’s speech on Wednesday night. Tracking Polls are released at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time and a FREE daily e-mail update is available.
Both Obama and McCain are now viewed favorably by 57% of the nation’s voters (see trends). However, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is viewed favorably by 58%--a point more than either Presidential hopeful. Forty percent (40%) have a Very Favorable opinion of her. ...
The rest of today's report's here.So after a week of relentless smearing by much of MSM, Gov. Palin is viewed more favorably than Sen Obama -- 58 to 57%.
Yes, that's a statistical dead heat. And if Obama's news organizations continue to heap sexism and smears on Palin while glorifying The One and ignoring his efforts to suppress and distort news about his friendship with the unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, Palin's favorable rating could drop and we could see an ascension in The One's favorable rating.
Only time will tell.
But we now know why Obama's media flacks immediately set out so ruthlessly to destroy Palin.
Rasmussen's report today gives us the answer.