A review of Palin's polling numbers shows that the Alaska governor is losing steam among the voters. In a New York Times poll taken September 12, Palin's positive/negative rating was 40/30. A month later, the poll shows Palin with higher negatives, a positive/negative rating of 32/41.
What's going on? A Huffington Post writer put it succinctly:
The more voters learn about Sarah Palin, the more wary they become. Once the focus of post-convention Republican euphoria, the Alaska governor is now viewed as a serious liability to the McCain campaign.