To provide some vindication for my previous position on the appropriateness of the choice of Sarah Palin, I would like to highlight the results of the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll. According to a report in the Melbourne Age ('Palin effect losing its momentum', 19/09/08), "the poll suggested that Mrs Palin's selection has, to date, helped Senator McCain only among Republican base voters; there was no evidence of significantly increased support for him among female voters in general. Before the conventions, Senator McCain led Senator Obama among white women, 44% to 37%. White women are now evenly divided between senators McCain and Obama."
These figures would suggest that my previous predictions on Palin being unable to mobilise the centre are being realised.