Where They Stand

From Scott Rasmussen:

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped John McCain’s bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability.

This is a helpful bit of perspective, considering the non-stop smear campaign against Palin cooked up by unnamed critics and ex-McCain staffers and fueled by a segment of conservative commentators. While the punditocracy is greatly divided on Palin, actual Republicans (i.e. voters) are not. Four years may be an eternity in politics. But for now, Palin enjoys a unique base of support among the people who will count in determining the 2012 nomination.