Despite a two-year non-stop coordinated campaign of lies and innuendo by the left and its lapdog lamestream media to drive down Sarah Palin's poll numbers, she is closing the gap on Barack Obama.
Asked by Opinion Dynamics in January, "How would you vote if the candidates were Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Sarah Palin," Obama out polled Governor Palin in the match up by 24 points, 55 percent to 31 percent. Asked the same question by the same polling company in September, Obama's lead over the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate has been cut almost in half. Now the gap is only 13 points, 48 percent to 35 percent -- an improvement of 11 points in just 9 months.
With more than two years to go until the next presidential election, Gov. Palin has ample time to further improve her poll results. If she continues to improve at the present pace, she will have a double-digit lead on the incumbent President in September by 2012.
The poll's sample of 900 voters breaks down like this: 39 percent Democrats, 36 percent Republicans and 19 percent independents. 3 percent named some other party affiliation, and another 3 percent refused to disclose their political preference. The margin of error for the survey is plus or minus 3 percent.