To make things even more confusing, Palin has her own ratings gap. Only 28 percent of Americans think she's qualified to be president, according to a CNN poll. But people admire her personal qualities. A majority of Americans thinks she's "honest and trustworthy" and "care[s] about the needs of people like you," and 64 percent believe she's "a good role model for women." It's this sort of disparity of views—hard to capture in a single number—that makes blanket dualities like favorable/unfavorable, popular/unpopular, and approve/disapprove, so limited.
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