Palin casts doubt on straw polls as “barometer” of race

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin spent a good deal of time today at the Iowa State Fair — surrounded by a throng of media.  During the Q&A, she offered this analysis of the value of straw polls (like the one that will be conducted tomorrow in Ames):

…“It’s not always the tell-tale sign of what the electorate is feeling,” Palin said at the Fair today as horses whinnied nearby. “It’s who happens to show up and has the time and energy to spend that day for their particular candidate. They’ll cast that vote and if you can bus in enough people and can get enough people enthused enough about your candidacy, they will be there to vote for you but, again, it’s not an indication of what everybody’s thinking.”

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.