Thursday, November 25, 2010

Palin Polls a Weak 13% in Marist Poll Among Potential 2012 Republican Candidates for President

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA

For all the "Palinista's out there who are clamoring for a presidential run by former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin (who I remind you quit in mid stream when Governor) I direct you to some telling numbers. While it is perhaps early yet Sarah has been dogged by greater negative polling numbers than positive. Given a reasoned analysis I don't see this changing. Particularly in light of her continuing missteps. While Sarah is a likable person with a folksy demeanor America in large share just isn't comfortable with a potential President Palin.

Following are excerpts from recent Marist polling data:
If President Obama were to face off against Republican Sarah Palin and independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012, 45% of registered voters nationally say they would vote for Obama, 31% would support Palin, and 15% would cast their ballot for Bloomberg.  Nine percent are undecided.
Looking at the contest for the 2012 Republican nominee for president, there is no clear front-runner.  If the Republican presidential primary were held today, 20% of Republicans and Republican leaning independents say they would support former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney while former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee receives 16% of the vote.  Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin garners 13%...

A recent Gallop Poll clearly points out Palin's negatives among Democrats and Independents. Given this reality it will be near impossible for Palin to win a Presidential bid should she decide to run and and the Republithugs give her the nomination. Given this a Palin run will most assuredly give Obama a second term. Something we can all agree would be a likely disaster.

Excerpts from the poll:
According to Gallup, Palin tied her lowest ever measured, at least by their measure, approval rating at 40%, but she has managed to gain popularity among Republicans, where her approval rating has gone from 76% in July to 80% in November. The problem for Palin is that she is only popular within the Republican Party. She has a favorable rating of 35% with Independents, and a 15% approval rating with Democrats. As Palin’s approval rating has gone up with Republicans, she lost 8 points with Independents, and 3 points with Democrats.
Even with an extremely high popularity rating among Republithugs it ain't enough to force a change in executive leadership. President Obama will retain the Oval Office should Palin be the Republithug candidate thus likely insuring an increasingly rapid decline in our nation's stature and financial well being.

It's time conservatives identified candidates with verifiable conservative bona fide's (classical liberal ring a bell anyone?) and support them in every possible manner. Understand your history, analyze our current national situation not only in political terms but more importantly in economic terms, and vote in your's and the nation's self interest. Essentially they are one in the same. Unfortunately most of us have failed to recognize this for far to long.

I remind you that Republicans are not necessarily conservatives {GWB proved this to be true}, and that in reality The Road to Serfdom can take many paths. If one takes the time to analyze our current and past national economic trends it becomes clear that both the Republithugs and the Demothefts are in actuality leading us to the same ends. The only real difference is the rate of decline.

This nation can do better than either Obama or Palin. But it will take a will not often seen in recent history. But then again this is just the HO of an innocent bystander.

Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. I wouldn't be surprised if Mr. Obama himself started campaigning for the woman. The Republicans, RN, absolutely need to do better than this.


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