WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin's bombshell that she will resign as Alaska governor actually has boosted her a bit among Republicans, a nationwide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, though it also has dented her standing among Democrats and independents.
The poll Monday of 1,000 adults — including 321 Democrats, 323 independents and 316 Republicans — has a margin of error of +/— 3 percentage points for the full sample and 6 points for the partisan subsamples.
Palin's complaints about unfair treatment by the news media resonate with many. Three-fourths of Republicans, more than half of independents and even a third of Democrats say coverage of Palin has been unfairly negative.
The last paragraph does not compute with the gist of Independents not liking her in the poll taken.
They do. In time, the numbers will change to reflect the similar sentiment on the media coverage.