New Rasmussen Poll:
Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of American voters.
51% of Americans believe that most reporters are trying to hurt Palinâ€™s campaign.
The Palin pick has also improved perceptions of John McCain. A week ago, just before he introduced his running mate, just 42% of Republicans had a Very Favorable opinion of their partyâ€™s nominee. That figure jumped to 54% by this Friday morning. Among unaffiliated voters, favorable opinions of McCain have increased by eleven percentage points in a weekâ€”from 54% before the Palin announcement to 65% today.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of all voters now believe that McCain made the right choice when he picked Palin to be his running mate.