The Numbers: Palin > Obama
Palin’s Favorable rating: 58%
Obama’s Favorable rating: 57%
People who watched Obama’s speech: 37 million.
People who watched Palin’s speech: 40+ million.
People who think Palin was McCain’s best choice: 51%
People who think Biden was Obama’s best choice: 47%
And there are more pleasant numbers. 51% think the media is trying to hurt Palin, only 5% think it’s trying to help her. 24% say that the attacks on Palin make them more likely to vote for her while 19% say the opposite. That’s a 5% swing in Palin’s favor, along the lines of my earlier predictions.