Sarah Palin Gives McCain Camp $7 Million Bump …Update: McCain & Palin Pull Ahead In Poll!!
Sarah Palin Pick Pays Off For McCain–
Already, the McCain Camp has raised $7 million in contributions since the announcement of his running mate yesterday.
The Trail reported:
Sen. John McCain has taken in $7 million in contributions since announcing Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a top campaign aide said today.
The money bounce may owe to Palin’s appeal with conservative donors, many of whom said privately they had planned on sitting out the campaign this year. The money comes in just under the wire — after McCain accepts the GOP nomination Thursday, he will accept public funds and no longer be permitted to raise private money for the campaign.
That will not, however, stop McCain and Palin from raising money for the Republican National Committee. In coming weeks, McCain will host four megafundraising events in major cities aimed at bolstering the accounts of the party. Palin, meanwhile, will be sent out to headline more than a dozen fundraising events for the RNC.
Governor Palin enjoys an 80% approval rating in Alaska.
UPDATE: Nice pick Senator McCain!
It looks like McCain is already getting a bounce from his pick, via Instapundit:
Zogby Poll: “Brash McCain pick of AK Gov. Palin neutralizes historic Obama speech, stunts the Dems’ convention bounce . . . The latest nationwide survey, begun Friday afternoon after the McCain announcement of Palin as running mate and completed mid-afternoon today, shows McCain/Palin at 47%, compared to 45% support for Obama/Biden. In other words, the race is a dead heat.”