Poll: Biden More Qualified Than Palin to Lead Nation

49% of respondents don't think Republican could be president; 64% OK with Democrat
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 24, 2008 5:40 PM CDT
Nearly half of Americans question whether Sarah Palin can lead the nation, a WSJ/NBC poll says.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin isn’t qualified to be president, 49% of Americans say, while 64% think Joe Biden is, according to a new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. Seniors particularly put more confidence in the Democrat (74%) than Alaska's governor (37%). And while only 7% of Democrats believe Biden is not qualified, 15% of Republicans hold that view of Palin. The presidential race remains a dead heat, with Barack Obama up 48% to 46% over John McCain.