Palin vs. Obama

Democrats often take comfort from the fact that, while Sarah Palin commands the allegiance of millions of Americans, poll data suggest that even more disapprove of her. Perhaps so. Yet, when matched head-to-head against President Obama, most voters say it is Palin who better represents their own views:

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say their own views are closer to Sarah Palin’s than they are to President Obama’s, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Just 40% say their views are closer to the president’s than to those of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate.

Among voters not affiliated with either party, 59 percent say Palin represents their views better than Obama.
True, to describe someone as “better than Obama” may be damning with faint praise nowadays. But that fact, too, can hardly give the Dems comfort.