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Gallup: Sarah Palin’s Unfavorable Rating Hits New High At 52%

The numbers just don’t look good for Sarah Palin:

PRINCETON, NJ — More than half of Americans, 52%, now view Sarah Palin unfavorably, the highest percentage holding a negative opinion of the former Alaska governor in Gallup polling since Sen. John McCain tapped her as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. Her 40% favorable rating ties her lowest favorable score, recorded just over a year ago.

The latest results come from a Nov. 4-7 Gallup poll, conducted shortly after the midterm elections delivered some big wins as well as losses for Tea Party movement candidates Palin had actively campaigned for in the past year.

And yet, there’s still the bizarre disconnect between the public as a whole and the GOP that I noted on Wednesday:

Republicans, look at that chart. Then, look at this one:

If you actually want to in in 2012, you know what to do.

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About Doug Mataconis
Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

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  1. Smooth Jazz says:

    “If you actually want to in in 2012, you know what to do”

    LOL. Why am I not surprised you would have a post up on this. I know you just cannot help your PDS obsession. The problem with elitist Liberals like you is that you think you KNOW what the American people want – and will do 2 years hence. Meanwhile, the AP (An organization known for its anti – Palin bias) just showed her at Fav/Unfav 46/49 and PPP, a Dem Polling organization, recently showed her with relatively good numbers in states like WIS & NE, states that a rube like here shouldn’t do well in. BTW, I noticed you said very little about the great numbers PPP just published on her. I guess they didn’t fit your predetermined bias, so they were not worthy of a post from you.

    Methinks that the vast majority of the American people will judge Gov Palin on her performance in debates, on the stump, etc in 2011 and 2012, if she decides to run, rather than take the advice from Northeast, condescending Liberals. Pseudo conservatives who attend DC cocktail parties and who kiss the ass of Palin Haters at CNN & BSNBC are not going to tell conservatives who they should pick, and neither will left wing blogs like OTB. The candidates performance will determine who takes on Obama in 2012. My hunch is that by 2012, the country will be ready for someone new – much like it was in 2008 – and a woman who demonstrates good leadership skills will be judged on the merits and will be given a second look, independent on the hit jobs on her by the likes of JournOlistista, left wing hucksters like Katie Couric in 2008. I think many people have concluded Couric & CBS are hucksters and will give her a second look in 2011 & 2012.

    And if you think I’m a Palin loving redneck from the deep South, think again. I’m a native of Brooklyn, NY who attended Syracuse Univ (BS) and Rutgers Univ (MBA). I’m Northeastern to my fingertips, and will not prejudge this woman. If she performs on the stump, she should be given a chance. You are setting yourself for a major disappointment by underestimating this former Gov.

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  2. Herb says:

    “I know you just cannot help your PDS obsession.”

    Drink.

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  3. TBogg says:

    ‘…the hit jobs on her by the likes of JournOlistista(sic), left wing hucksters like Katie Couric in 2008.”

    Ha ha ha ha ha.

    Are you serious?

    I’d say Syracuse & Rutgers both owe you a refund.

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  4. Smooth Jazz says:

    “I’d say Syracuse & Rutgers both owe you a refund.”

    Let me guess: You’re a DailyKOS & Firedoglake groupie. You were just obliterated in the Midwest and in the heartland. Libs were wiped out across the board. If I were you, I’d worry about trying to avoid getting obliterated again in 2012 (ie losing the White House, the Senate & more house seats) rather than worrying about where other people went to school and whether they should get a refund. There was nothing more satisfying than watching you Firedoglake/DailyKOS/HuffPost left wing whack jobs get wiped out on 11/2. What a gratifying evening, and it was due in large part to the efforts of Gov Palin.

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  5. sam says:

    Mr. Smooth is in for a bumpy ride.

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  6. mantis says:

    Wow. Smooth’s got it bad for the snowbilly grifter. Got a poster of her taped to your ceiling, Jazzy?

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  7. Herb says:

    “There was nothing more satisfying than watching you Firedoglake/DailyKOS/HuffPost left wing whack jobs get wiped out on 11/2.”

    Grow up. There’s more to politics than “your team” winning.

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  8. Smooth Jazz says:

    “Mr. Smooth is in for a bumpy ride.”

    LOL. How ironic that a Lib would refer to a bumpy ride barely a week after Libs were wiped out across the heartland of this country. I think the poeple in for a bumpy ride are the 24 Dem Senators up for relection in 2012, many from states that rejected Obama in 2010, versus the 10 Repub senators. Obama is likely in for a bumpy ride in 2012 as well given how he has been thoroughly rejected by the American people. You Libs denigrate and like to jump all over Gov Palin and look who you end up with: A part time Senator and full time Community Organizer who is obviously in WAY over his head. Now even the Washington Post is calling for him to only serve 1 term. So ironic after they avoid vetting the guy and letting him coast to the Presidency. So ironic.

    “Wow. Smooth’s got it bad for the snowbilly grifter. Got a poster of her taped to your ceiling, Jazzy?”

    No posters of anyone taped to my ceiling I assure you. My pet peeve are left wing bloggers who know with 100% certainly that Gov Palin has no chance in 2012, years before it happens. I just don’t appreciate presumptuous Libs who know what the American people will do in 2012. That was the gist of this post and most of Doug/OTB’s posts regarding Gov Palin – ie an Elitist who tells us who we should support and disqualifies people before they make their case. I know this is a left wing blog, and most posters here will attack me. That’s OK. We’ll see who has the last laugh in 2012.

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  9. anjin-san says:

    Can just picture Smooth posting as he rocks out to Kenny G…

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  10. Herb says:

    “I know this is a left wing blog, and most posters here will attack me.”

    No, it’s not. And we’re not “attacking you” because we’re left wing. We’re attacking you because what you’re saying is ridiculous.

    “That’s OK. We’ll see who has the last laugh in 2012.”

    How long have you been a Republican? Long enough to remember when they stood for something other than “winning the next election?” I’ll admit, it’s been a long time, but the Republican Party used to say something other than, “Next time, baby, next time I’ll do it right.”

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  11. mantis says:

    I just don’t appreciate presumptuous Libs who know what the American people will do in 2012. That was the gist of this post and most of Doug/OTB’s posts regarding Gov Palin – ie an Elitist who tells us who we should support and disqualifies people before they make their case.

    Actually, Doug is a libertarian who wants to see the Republican party to win in 2012, something there is little reason to believe will occur if Palin is the nominee. I’m a liberal (Doug and I don’t agree on much) and I want Republicans to nominate the grifter, because it will be a hilarious embarrassment to the party and she will lose. Do you see the difference, Kenny G?

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  12. An Interested Party says:

    “Methinks that the vast majority of the American people will judge Gov Palin on her performance in debates, on the stump, etc in 2011 and 2012…”

    Ahh, but we already have evidence of her performance in various campaign-related activities from 2008…needless to say, she was found very wanting, and there is no reason to think that same won’t be the case in 2012…by the way, we can always tell the complete abandonment of reality by anyone who claims that this website or the author of this particular post are “liberal”…as if….

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  13. [...] Gallup: Sarah Palin’s Unfavorable Rating Hits New High At 52% (outsidethebeltway.com) [...]

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  14. sloan says:

    Oh wow. This post is wicked troll bait.

    I can see why Dems are hurting. They’re suddenly in charge of everything at the exact moment the recession hit. Bad timing but oh well, that life. They took a hit in the midterms. Predictable stuff.

    Why is Palin hurting? All she has to do is go on reality TV and not say dumb stuff. Read a paid speech here or there, fire off a tweet or update her Facebook page with an positive message. It’s not exactly rocket science. Somehow, even though she has no real responsibilities she’s managed to make herself more unpopular than the people who are actually running this clown show in Washington. I’ve never seen someone commit so many unforced errors and self destruct like this.

    And they think she can win in 2012.

    Hahahahaha!

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  15. sam says:

    “Mr. Smooth is in for a bumpy ride.”

    LOL. How ironic that a Lib would refer to a bumpy ride barely a week after Libs were wiped out across the heartland of this country.

    Dear Mr. Smooth, check back with us after the GOP-produced version of Marat/Sade(that would be the 112th Congress) has its run.

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  16. Pug says:

    Libs were wiped out across the heartland of this country.

    Ever hear of hubris while at Syracuse or Rutgers?

    It was a low turnout, old white people (pissed of about Medicare cuts) kind of election.

    Next time, maybe not.

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  17. Smooth Jazz says:

    “It was a low turnout, old white people (pissed of about Medicare cuts) kind of election”

    LOL. Yeah, that’s the ticket: Obama was rejected in 2010 because of racism, not because of his policies. Like I said earlier, you cannot judge Gov Palin on what happened in 2008; She was attacked and savaged by JournOlista, Obama loving types like Katie Couric, etc, and never had a chance. Let’s see how she does in 2011 & 2012. I’m sure if she doesn’t improve, the American people will make sure she stays at Fox News or Wasilla or wherever.

    “Can just picture Smooth posting as he rocks out to Kenny G…”

    Actually, Kenny “G” Gorelick is up their as one of my favorite saxophonists of all time, especially his 1984 “Duotones” imprint, along with Najee, Nelson Rangell, Gerald Albright and the late, great John Coltrane. Among guitarists, I have a soft spot for Norman Brown, Earl Klugh, George Benson, and another late perfomer, former NBAer Wayman Tisdale, who specialized in the base guitar. I am also into Keyboardists including Lonnie Liston Smith, Bobby Lyle, Roy Ayers, among others.

    But I save my softest spots for songstresses such as Natalie Cole, Jane Monheit, Karrin Allyson among many many others. Jane M & Karrin A are still relatively young, and Wayman T died at a relatively young 45, but when all is said and done, I believe all the performers above will go down in history near the top of their respective genres.

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  18. TBogg says:

    She was attacked and savaged by JournOlista, Obama loving types like Katie Couric, etc, and never had a chance.

    Seriously, you really need to go back and watch those interviews again because that statement is just stupid.

    Also, this:

    Actually, Kenny “G” Gorelick is up their as one of my favorite saxophonists of all time, especially his 1984 “Duotones” imprint,

    …is funnier than hell. His “imprint”? That’s like Gary Giddins for retards.

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  19. robo says:

    “Base” guitar?

    And John Coltrane and Najee in the same sentence?

    The base stupidity of the average Palinista is even lower than expected.

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  20. Smooth Jazz says:

    LOL. Obama sychophants are getting delirious; Now their lashing out at spelling errors. Too funny. The “Trane” & Najee are both saxophists. What’s your problem. I think you’re hallucinating. Face it, your guy Obama is imploding before our very eyes. Too bad this part time Senator was never vetted. His is in WAY over his head and is a dismal failure. Run your spell checker on THAT sentence.

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  21. Smooth Jazz says:

    “…is funnier than hell. His “imprint”? That’s like Gary Giddins for retards.”

    WTF??? I see another Obama sychophant lashing out at the loose interpretation of a word. Good grief; I guess you didn’t know the term “imprint”, while used primarily to describe a record label, is sometimes used loosely to describe an album or collection of songs.

    If I were you, I would pay less attention to mispellings and loosely used terms on a blog, and more time helping to prop up Obama, as he is in WAY over his head an is looking overmatched more every day. Even other Dems are starting to wonder whether this narcissist belongs in a faculty lounge at Harvard, rather than leading this country.

    The guy is an unmitigated disaster – That’s what you Libs get for giving this clown a free pass in the media and nominating a part time Senator. You should have nominated Hillary instead.

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  22. Hey, Smoove, congrats to you for overlooking Sarah’s obvious negatives and championing the Quittah from Wasilla as Republican standard-bearer in 2012. I look forward to her blazing new trails for Moron-Americans as she wins the GOP nomination and undergoes the kind of “vetting” that the Kenyan Usurper managed to avoid from the Soros-run lamestram media in 2008. I’ve got my base guitar plugged in to the heartbeat of America and it’s telling me that Sarah Must Run! I’m behind you all the way, man!

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  23. Lesley says:

    Smooth Jazz says: Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 14:45
    “LOL. Obama sychophants are getting delirious; Now their lashing out at spelling errors. Too funny. ”

    About the only thing wingnuts have nailed is “LOL” in both spelling and providing.

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  24. Smooth Jazz says:

    “congrats to you for overlooking Sarah’s obvious negatives and championing the Quittah from Wasilla as Republican standard-bearer in 2012.”

    Quittah??? How many years did Obama serve in the Senate?? 1 year, 2 years, 3 years? You Libs keep talking about Gov Palin quitiing but fail to mention that Obama quit after a short time in the Senate. OK, take your pick: A part time Gov or part time Senator. Rest assured if she runs in 2012, her negatives will not be overlooked like Obama’s were.

    “I’ve got my base guitar plugged in to the heartbeat of America and it’s telling me that Sarah Must Run! I’m behind you all the way, man!”

    Whether Gov Palin runs or not will depend on family considerations and factors I’m sure. If she decides to run, she will have her opportunity to make her case to the American people, as will all the other candidates. Be careful what you wish for; If a part time Senator and full time community organizer can get elected, a part time Gov who comes across as compelling can also get get elected. We’ll see what happens going forward; After Obama was just thoroughly rejected in the 2010, anything is possible. Btw, “base” guitar is spelled “bass” guitar..

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  25. Crusty Dem says:

    How many years did Obama serve in the Senate?? 1 year, 2 years, 3 years? You Libs keep talking about Gov Palin quitiing but fail to mention that Obama quit after a short time in the Senate. OK, take your pick: A part time Gov or part time Senator

    4 years. So what you’re saying is that “quitting” the US Senate to become President of the United States is similar to “quitting” the Governorship of Alaska to become a reality TV star. Good luck with that.

    Oh, and Kenny G sucks. Big time.

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  26. Davis says:

    I am certain that she will not run. After all, being governor of a small state was too much for her. She likes being in the spotlight (as a former beauty contestant will) but doesn’t like all the scrutiny that comes with it. Hence the carefully selected venues. Fox News, friendly crowds, etc. Running for president? Think of the scrutiny then. She seems to be very thin skinned. Not good for a national candidate.

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  27. Smooth Jazz says:

    “4 years. So what you’re saying is that “quitting” the US Senate to become President of the United States is similar to “quitting” the Governorship of Alaska to become a reality TV star. Good luck with that.”

    4 Years??? You have got to be kidding me. How many years did he run for President?? 3? Which means he was a Senator “effectively” for what, 1 year? I think Gov Palin ankle biters at blogs like OTB, DailyKOS, etc will disagree with her that she was looking out for the State of Alaska when she quit to avoid all those nuisance ambulance chasers & lawsuits, but there is one which is not in debate at this time: OBAMA IS A DISMAL FAILURE. He belongs in a faculty lounge or community organizer role; He is clearly in way over his head as President. Gov Palin cannot be any worse running the country that this overmatched clown.

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  28. robo says:

    Saxophist? Christ almighty, dude, get a dictionary.

    Also. Too.

    “His is in WAY over his head…” ?!?!?

    Somebody alert the Syracuse and Rutgers English departments. Their never gonna believe they’re eyes.

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  29. dr. bloor says:

    “Somebody alert the Syracuse and Rutgers English departments. Their never gonna believe they’re eyes.”

    I gather you’ve never visited the SU campus.

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  30. Smooth Jazz says:

    TMFF. And ironic and rich. An Obama sychophant emerges from the basement, ostensibly to correct my spelling and grammar, and hives up this forgettable sentence: THEIR NEVER GONNA BELIEVE. A word of advice: While reaching for the grammar book to correct other people next time, make sure you understand the difference between THEIR and THEY’RE. I suspect you may also want to look up the words HYPOCRITE or DISINGENUOUS.

    Unless it is to correct your own grammatical errors, I suggest you worry less about other posters grammar and/or spelling, and more about how and why you were duped by an empty suit, narcissist like Obama.

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  31. Herb says:

    “Unless it is to correct your own grammatical errors, I suggest you worry less about other posters grammar and/or spelling, and more about how and why you were duped by an empty suit, narcissist like Obama.”

    You’ve been watching your Zeigler.

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  32. TBogg says:

    You’re all welcome (you too LameJazzLovrLOL!) to move this discussion over to my place so we don’t clutter James’ blog up with this, quite hilarious, flame war.

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  33. robo says:

    “Unless it is to correct your own grammatical errors… ”

    Jumping jesus on a pogo stick. When taunted with reflections of his own linguistic and grammatical incompetence, Groove B Smoove tries to taunt back with corrections of his very own errors.

    I would express amazement at such a gaping maw of self-awareness, but given that he likes both Sarah Plain and Kenny the Gee, it is more with regret than anger, etc and so on.

    Christ, Smoove’s head is so far up his ass that he would blow his teeth out with a solid fart. Also.

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  34. Smooth Jazz says:

    TMMF. Robo-Grop gets snarled in his/her own grammar faux pas, then lashes out, like a cornered rat, when it is brought to his attention. Once again, make sure you know the difference betweem THEIR and THEY’RE before criticizing others.

    It is wonderful to see Obama sychophants who were taken in with vague slogans like “Yes We Can” flail about as their guy is revealed to be an empty suit. Too bad. Maybe next time you’ll pay attention to actual job qualifications and not empty slogans and great speeches.

    One other thing: How many posters on message boards like this stop to check grammar books or run spell check before they post???. Makes me think of why Obama needs a teleprompter for every speech. His followers are more worried about spelling bees that whether their guy could actually lead. Too bad this guy turned out to be such an ineffectual leader. I know you Libs are hurting.

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  35. robo says:

    The lack of self-awareness is stunning.

    Please remember to breathe, Smoove. It seems you forget from time to time.

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  36. anjin-san says:

    Smooth… really dude, you are mentioning Coltrane and Kenny G in the same breath? I think you can actually be sent to hell for that.

    Pick up some Ike Quebec, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young & Ben Webster and get your soul straightened out. Put on a copy of Pres & Teddy – you will be less angry henceforth.

    Get a Lizz Wright record while you are at it.

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  37. Joel says:

    Smoothdude,

    The correlation between your taste in music and your taste for politicians is quite telling.
    Kenny G & Sarah P are your heroes?

    What a sad, empty place that must have spawned this pathology.

    Best wishes for your recovery.

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  38. anjin-san says:

    I’ve been around the music industry my entire adult life, and smooth is the first person I have ever heard use “imprint” to describe anything other than a label. He is also the first person I know of that has publicly admitted to liking Kenny G.

    Funny, just reading his posts, I could tell he was a Kenny G. kind of a guy. I suspect many Palinites are…

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