Consider this your break from the Casey Anthony coverage that is dominating the news right now.
But Gallup has some interesting data. Governor Palin’s “intensity index” is up 27% in two weeks while Michele Bachmann’s “intensity index” is already falling. It fell by around 17% in just one week. “Intensity index” is a measure that favors candidates like Bachmann and Cain and it certainly isn’t a good sign for Bachmann if she’s already dropping on a measure that should be highly favorable to her.
Palin has a better “strongly favorable” among Republican and Republican-leaning indies than Bachmann and Mitt “peacetime” Romney among those who know her and since more people know her than Bachmann and Romney, she easily has a better “strongly favorable” opinion than Bachmann and Romney among Republican and Republican-leaning indies.
The results aren’t due to name recognition either. Even the percentage of Republican and Republican-leaning independents who know Bachmann that have a “strongly favorable” opinion of her is lower than the percentage of Republican and Republican-leaning independents who have a “strongly favorable” opinion of Palin.
What else is going on today?