Proving that Americans love a new face, Sarah Palinâ€™s favorable ratings trump her counterpartâ€™s ratings by 10%. Palin scores a 58% favorability rating in the most recent Ramussen poll conducted after her big speech. Joe Biden gets a 48% while both John McCain and Barack Obama clock in at a respectable 57%.
Biden does lead in the â€œready to be presidentâ€ question but, surprisingly, Palin is not too far behind. 49% say Biden is ready compared to 40% for Palin.
Palin has obviously started out well. But her numbers have the potential to be a lot more volatile than do Bidenâ€™s numbers. If vice presidential nominees actually swing votes, then Palin still has a lot of work to do to keep people liking her and considering her qualified. Letâ€™s see how she does.