Poll: Alaska Really, Really Hates Sarah Palin
December 29, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—Poll after poll, after poll shows that Sarah Palin is a universally despised political figure, despite her popularity with the right-wing tea party base of the Republican Party. And those who know her the best, like her the least. A new poll found that 58 percent of all Alaskans hate the former half-term governor and divisive reality TV star. In fact, a majority of Americans in all ten states polled can’t stomach Sarah Palin. That doesn’t bode well for her future presidential plans.
The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling found that except for the liberal state of Massachusetts, her own neighbors and former constituents in Alaska dislike Palin the most.
“We’ve polled Palin’s favorability in ten states over the last couple months. In Alaska just 33% of voters have a favorable opinion of her to 58% with a negative one. The only place where fewer voters see her positively than her own home state is dark blue Massachusetts.”
Predictably, Democrats in Alaska hold a negative view of Palin, but the large number of Independents and even Republicans disliking her spells trouble for her political future.
“What makes her home state numbers unusually bad is that Republicans see her favorably by only a 60/30 margin. In most places she’s closer to 80% favorability within her own party. Also while independents don’t like her anywhere their level of animosity in Alaska is unusually large- 65% unfavorable to only 25% with a favorable opinion.”
This poll is in line with others showing Sarah Palin’s high negative ratings.
A recent CNN poll found that only 49 percent of Republicans now support Palin’s potential bid as president. She came in dead last behind her rivals Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and even Newt Gingrich.
A poll conducted in August found that nearly 60 percent of all Americans believe Palin, lacks the abilities needed to make an effective president. And another poll taken last February found that 55 percent of Americans dislike Palin, while 70 percent said she’s not qualified to be president.
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