Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Four Academic And Polling Company Reports All Conclude Palin Helped McCain 2008

The left, and, sadly some on the supposed right keep pushing the story that "Palin cost McCain the election in 2008." The weight of academic study from university political science departments and from polling companies and respected political sites all utterly refute this allegation-or rather blatant lie as the case may be.

Rather than detailing the salient points from all of these studies I link them below.Anyone with the slightest leaning to a non-biased point of view-no matter how leftist they were would have to admit this independent, academic analysis makes it very clear what the truth is.

This graph makes it clear as day what the "Palin effect"
was for McCain's campaign and exactly when his chances ended after being ahead. Just after Lehman Brothers collapse you can clearly see Obama go from being behind to zooming straight up in Electoral College votes.



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University Study:"The Unexpected Wall Street Meltdown Election" Destroyed McCain's Chances After Palin Put Him In Lead

The 2008 Election in Perspective

The Unexpected Wall Street Meltdown Election

James E. CampbellProfessor and Chair, University at Buffalo, SUNY

CNN did a national exit poll and one of the questions was whether McCain's selection of Sarah Palin was a factor in how they voted. 33 % said that it was not and of this group, Obama won by a 2 to 1 margin - get that? 65% to 33% an absolute slaughter. HOWEVER, 60% of those polled said that it was a factor in their vote and of this group, McCain/Palin won 56% to 42% which is landslide , numbers. Clearly, the only reason McCain did not suffer the worst defeat in history is because he was smart enough to select Sarah as his VP.
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Report: You betcha Sarah Palin helped John McCain in 2008, has 2016 support base Political Research Quarterly.

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Dramatic Polling Evidence Proves Palin Twice Gave McCain Huge Poll Boost

PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE PEOPLE & THE PRESS November 5, 2008

Yet those who cited Palin's selection as a factor in their vote -- 60% of all voters -- favored McCain by 56% to 43%.
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Biden Destroys Left Meme That "Palin Cost McCain The Election" With Honest Reference To Economic Collapse & Inferred Palin Momentum

- Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that if not for the economic collapse surrounding the 2008 presidential race, Sen. John McCain might have beat President Barack Obama.
"The truth of the matter is, Barack knows it, I know, had the economy not collapsed around your ears, John, in the middle of literally, as things were moving, I think you probably would have won," Biden said during the annual Sedona forum at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.
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Tulane University Study:The authors conclude that Palin had no detrimental effect on McCain's campaign.

Review:"The Contemporary Effects of Vice-Presidential Nominees:Sarah Palin and the 2008 Presidential Campaign"

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UPDATE;Dramatic 2008 Electoral College Maps Show The "Palin Effect" At Its Most Powerful And Portend For 2016