Is Sarah Palin pulling down John McCain, or is John McCain pulling down Sarah Palin?
Two new polls taken during the Republican National Convention have come out. Gallup has Obama up 48 to 44, while Diageo/Hotline poll has Obama leading 46 to 40. The impact on Pollster.com's chart of the race is obvious:
There is an important caveat here: these numbers are after the announcement of Palin, but mostly before Palin and McCain's acceptance speeches. To get an understanding of the full impact of both conventions we will have to wait at least until the beginning of next week. Nevertheless, these numbers are not good news for McCain and Palin.