I find myself completely shocked by this poll and I would be curious to see a corroborating poll, though it does appear to have been conducted in a normal, statistically significant manner.

After trailing Obama by more than 20 percentage points in polls all year, the new national survey, taken Sept. 13-14, found Palin trailing the president by just 5 points, 49-44 percent. The key reason: She now leads Obama among independents, a sharp turnaround.