WASHINGTON (AFP) - Most US women are unimpressed by Republican John McCain's choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, and have thrown their weight behind the Democratic ticket in the race for the White House, a national poll showed Wednesday. Six in 10 women voters see McCain's choice of a female running mate as a calculated political decision rather than one based on Palin's experience and qualities, the poll conducted by the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group showed. "Women voters see the choice of Governor Palin as being driven by politics rather than by any sense of conviction on Senator McCain's part that she has the experience and qualities to make a good vice president," the research group said in a statement. A majority of the 800 women polled, 56 percent said they were put off by Palin's legislative record and her position on moral issues, such as abortion. The choice of Palin was a historic move for the Republican Party. 52pc of women voters polled said they would vote for the all-male Democratic ticket of Obama and Joe Biden, while just 41 percent said they would back McCain and Palin in the November election.