Tuesday, January 19, 2010
New Poll Shows Most Do Not Favor A Palin Presidential Run
A new CBS poll finds that most would not support Sarah Palin in a run for the presidency. An overwhelming majority said they would not like to see her run for president.
Seventy one percent said they do not want her to run for president while only a mere twenty sic percent said they did.
Split out by party affiliation the results are; fifty six percent of Republicans do not favor a run by Palin while only thirty percent do.
A whopping eighty eight percent of Democrats say they do not want her to run. Sixty five percent of do not want her to run while twenty five percent say they do.
These numbers certainly are not favorable for a person who seems, at least to this observer has been positioning herself for a possible future run.
Twenty six percent of those polled view Palin favorably while forty one percent view her in an unfavorable light.
Republicans as a group have a higher favorable view of her at forty three percent, and Independents have a thirty percent favorable opinion while thirty five hold a negative opinion.
Conservatives are the only group that view Palin in a net positive light. Just under fifty percent view positively while twenty five percent see her unfavorably and twenty five percent remain undecided.
Even though conservatives tend to see Palin in a favorable light fifty eight percent say she should not run in 2012.
Sarah Palin, as entertaining and warm as she can sometimes be, has a lot of ground to cover should she decide to run in 2012. It is possible, in fact quite likely, that a large majority of the American electorate view her as lacking the gravitas to hold the highest office in the land.
However, if the last two presidential elections are any indicator, perhaps gravitas is not the issue.
Complete Poll Here.
Via: CBS News