Poll: Palin ‘top villian,’ Hillary’s ‘3 a.m.’ top ad

Some results from a poll of Campaigns & Elections’ Politics magazine subscribers:

Who would you say was the “Best Villain” of the 2008 election?

  • Sarah Palin 23%
  • Joe Lieberman 17%
  • John Edwards 16%
  • Michelle Bachmann 7%
  • Rudy Giuliani 6%
  • Ron Paul 5%
  • Elizabeth Dole 4%
  • Barack Obama 4%
  • John McCain 3%
  • Other 12%
  • Don’t Know 3%
  • Which of the following political advertisements would you say was the “Best TV spot” of the 2008 election?

  • Hillary Clinton – “3 AM” 31%
  • Barack Obama – “The Moment” 24%
  • John McCain – “Celebrity” 11%
  • Mike Huckabee – “Chuck Norris Approved” 9%
  • Bill Richardson – “Job Interviews” 7%
  • Mitt Romney – “Experience Matters” 3%
  • Republican National Committee – “Storm” 3%
  • Mike Gravel – “Throws a Rock in a Lake” 1%
  • Other 4%
  • Don’t Know 6%
  • Which of the following is closer to your view?

  • In general, the national media exhibited a clear bias in favor of Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign. 63%
  • In general, the national media fairly represented all the candidates in the 2008 campaign, and did not assist any one candidate above the others. 23%
  • In general, the national media exhibited a clear bias in favor of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 campaign. 5%
  • In general, the national media exhibited a clear bias in favor of John McCain during the 2008 campaign. 5%
  • Don’t Know 4%
  • Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates conducted 475 internet interviews with current subscribers of Politics Magazine on January 3-13. The margin of error is +/- 4.5%.

    Josh Richman

    Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

    • Palin is a hero . . . Obama is the villian for the next four years. He’ll leave office in handcuffs.

    • Miko

      Sarah will probbaly be the one who saves the US after 4 years of Obama. But she has many things against her. She is a woman, she is white, she is Christian, she is self made and very successful, she is very smart and speaks very well. All of these are negatives according to Katie koran, Wolfie Boy and Keith Overbite.