Palin’s Popularity With Republicans Nosedives

March 16, 2011

(ChattahBox Political News)— The bloom is coming off the rose of Sarah Palin’s political rock star status, even with Republicans. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 37 percent of her base holds negative views of Palin, which is the highest it’s been since she burst on the scene in 2008. And worse, her high negatives trail all of the top Republican presidential hopefuls. Even disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has lower negatives at 26 percent. These new poll numbers show that Palin will not have an easy time of it in the primaries, if she decides to run for president.

Besides the high negative of 37 percent, her favorable ratings dipped significantly with Republicans, with 58 percent of those polled viewing her favorably. This is a big drop from the 70 percent favorable rating Palin enjoyed in October. In this instance she scored slightly ahead of Gingrich.

Still, despite Palin’s shrill divisiveness and tanking poll numbers, she still comes out among the top players eying a presidential run.

“In one sense, the poll still finds Palin near the top of a list of eight potential contenders for the GOP nomination. The former vice presidential candidate scores a 58 percent favorable rating, close to the 61 percent for former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and 60 percent for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, and better than the 55 percent that onetime House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) received.”

Could this be the beginning of the end for the right-wing’s fixation with the no-nothing vapid Sister Sarah? One can only wish.

The full poll results can be found here.

Photo Source: Wikimedia/Palin, May 19, 2007 in Petersburg, Alaska/RyanMcFarlan/Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution.


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