Favorable view of Palin dipping

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    CNN Poll: Favorable view of Palin dipping
    Posted: August 12th, 2009 04:23 PM ET

    From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

    The favorability of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is down in a new CNN poll out Wednesday.
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Americans appear to be souring on Sarah Palin, according to a new national poll.

    Thirty-nine percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday have a favorable opinion of the former Alaska governor and last year's Republican vice presidential nominee. That's down seven points from a poll conducted in May, and it's also nine points lower than the 48 percent who now say they now view Palin unfavorably. Forty-three percent viewed Palin negatively in May.

    "Most of that change has come among Republicans and conservatives," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "GOP voters still like Palin — two-thirds continue to have a favorable view of her — but she is not as wildly popular among GOPers as she was in the spring, when eight in ten Republicans had a favorable view of her."

    It's unclear if the drop in Palin's rating is due to her resignation as Alaska governor, a year and a half before her first term ends, or if anything else she has done is contributing to the dip in her numbers. The poll was conducted July 31 through August 3, before national coverage of Palin's stinging criticism of President Barack Obama's health care reform proposals.

    Palin is considered one a number of Republicans who may want to make a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

    "A 39 percent favorable rating makes it that much tougher for Palin to become president should she decide to run in 2012. Her favorable rating is almost identical to the numbers that former vice president Dan Quayle got just after leaving office in 1993," says Holland.

    Quayle formally declared himself a presidential candidate in 1994 but withdrew from the race in 1995.
  2. I hope her numbers don't slip so much that she decides not to run .She makes things so much easier for the Dem's and anti Republicans

    Palin 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. cstfx


    WTF is it with you loon's (plus CNN and MSNBC) and Palin? Do you really view her as that much of a threat? Are you lefties so afraid of her that you can't take your eyes off of her and always have to keep her in your sights? I thought your people were supposed to be the "smart", educated party.

    You people are priceless!
  4. Seriously, Sarah Palin is next to irrelevant.
  5. Yep, the next election is over three years away, and she still has the loons on the left scared shitless. A lot can happen between now and then; there are a lot more important things to worry about until then. Like, say, a birth certificate and school records! :D

    A year and a half ago, Hillbillary was a shoe in and the halfrican was a long shot. I would venture to say no one being named today will actually be on the final republican ticket. Someone will come out of nowhere and upset the basket, so to speak. Much like Reagan did. Carter was a one termer, so will the halfrican.
  6. cstfx


    Reagan did not come out of nowhere. Reagan ran for the Republican nomination but lost to the incumbent in the summer of '76 and then re-ran in '80.
  7. Smarter then the party of "The birthers"
  8. Admittedly we cant take our eyes off her,but it has nothing to do with being afraid of her or being concerned that she would ever win the white house
  9. her "death board" comment has slammed Obama hard.
  10. It did far more damage to her then it did to him.Thought she would have learned from her "palling around with terrorist" remarks
    #10     Aug 12, 2009