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66% Of Americans, 54% Of Republicans, Don’t Want Sarah Palin To Run For President

A new CBS News/New York Times polls finds little enthusiasm for the idea of a Sarah Palin for President campaign:

As Sarah Palin continues to ponder a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, a new poll finds that most Americans, including a majority of Republicans and half of Tea Party supporters, do not think she should run.

Two-thirds of all voters and 54 percent of Republican voters say they do not want to see Mrs. Palin run for president, the CBS News poll found. Nearly 6 in 10 voters over all hold an unfavorable opinion of Ms. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, while Republican voters are evenly divided in their opinion of her.

For her own good, and ours, I hope Palin gets the message.

 

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  1. Gustopher says:

    Run, Sarah, Run!

    It’s not that I think she will be any easier for Obama to beat in 2012, but her policies are no different from any of the “serious” candidates, and someone who appears to be rational will have an easier time implementing their policies if elected.

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  2. Hey Norm says:

    Poor jwest

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  3. Southern Hoosier says:

    For someone that is easy to beat, Comrade Obama’s media is spending a lot of time attacking her. If Sarah is so easy to beat, I would think Comrade Obama would he happy for her to be an opponent and the media would be encouraging her to run.

    The easier the opponent, the more of the billion dollars Comrade Obama get to keep.

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  4. Terrye says:

    Southern Hoosier:

    I am a hoosier too, and I think the media spends a lot of time going after Palin for the same reason she spends so much time going on bus tours and book tours and doing reality TV..Palin and the media have a symbiotic relationship..a sort of love/hate kind of thing.

    I would vote for just about anyone {other than Ron Paul} who ran against Barack Obama, but I don’t think it would be a good idea for Sarah Palin to run. I really don’t.

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  5. Southern Hoosier says:

    Terrye says: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 20:01

    I would vote for just about anyone {other than Ron Paul} who ran against Barack Obama, but I don’t think it would be a good idea for Sarah Palin to run. I really don’t.

    I understand quite well what you are saying. I would have thought the press would have done the Charlie Brown football bit on her, build her you then jerk the football from her at the last minute.

    The last thing the Republicans need is for the media to pick their candidate.

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  6. An Interested Party says:

    If Sarah is so easy to beat, I would think Comrade Obama would he happy for her to be an opponent and the media would be encouraging her to run.

    You don’t seem to understand, Grand Dragon Southern Hoosier…I’m sure the president would be more than happy to run against her and the media is covering her, as it would any sideshow act, so I’m sure they too would be more than happy if she ran…

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  7. G.A.Phillips says:

    A new CBS News/New York Times polls finds

    lol…..

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  8. john personna says:

    The high humor of course that while both numbers are bad, neither are internalized.

    This is not someone broadly supported by Republicans, who just needs an edge among wider audiences.

    This is someone with minority GOP support and very thin support accross parties.

    How paranoid do you gotta be to see that as a media problem?

    It is a selection effect. If you are paranoid enough you can be in that minority AND buy the crazy worldview.

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  9. Scott O. says:

    They obviously didn’t poll Real Americans.

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  10. G.A.Phillips says:

    They obviously didn’t poll Real Americans.

    Didn’t ask me, and never have.

    But its more like, real Americans didn’t take this poll.

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  11. TG Chicago says:

    So do the Palinistas here believe that this poll (along with many others) is wildly off-base and that Palin is actually supported by a majority of Americans? Or do you accept that most Americans reject Palin?

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  12. Murray says:

    If she doesn’t run it will have nothing to do with polls, it will be to keep her job at FOX.

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  13. Jay Tea says:

    So do the Palinistas here believe that this poll (along with many others) is wildly off-base and that Palin is actually supported by a majority of Americans? Or do you accept that most Americans reject Palin?

    Speaking for myself, I don’t give a rat’s ass about polls. Too often, they come across as people “outsourcing” their thinking and opinions. I vote for who I want to win, and ignore what polling agencies say who should win.

    J.

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  14. Wiley Stoner says:

    What was it the Reuters poll had to say. Poll, poll, poll. I don’t know how many people exactly vote in a general election, but that is the only poll that counts. As I recall, and I can because I was there, Reagan was not doing so well in 1979 polling. Donks didn’t like him and the GOP establishment did not either. But look what happened. Seems he was able to communicate to the people somewhat like Gov. Palin is able to do. If I were one of those suffering from Palin dementia, I would be very afraid. Read what Howard Dean had to say. I’ll bet he knows more about politics and the Donks than most who post here. Obama cannot beat Palin because she will keep the spotlight on his policies and accomplishments. Its the economy, stupid.

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  15. Wiley Stoner says:

    By the way, this election is not going to be about who ever the GOP runs, and we have a pretty wide choice, it is going to be about the administration that currently holds the office. High unemployment and high prices with a soaring national debt, with no end in sight. Obama is either incompetent or he is trying to ruin our nation. Just wait until the details of the AFT/Justice Dept scandel become widely know. Obama wanted to blame our gun laws for the ease withwhich purchases were made and sent to Mexico. If that gets to the White House, which means Holder has to bite the bullet, it will be impeachment time.

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