Sarah Palin’s Unfavorable Numbers Hit Another High

The decline in Sarah Palin’s poll numbers that began with the aftermath of the Tucson shootings hasn’t let  up yet:

The latest WSJ/NBC News poll finds support for Sarah Palin has collapsed nationally with just 25% of Americans now viewing her positively and 53% viewing her negatively.

The trend has been quite remarkable:

At this point, Palin has all the excuse she needs to pass up a run for the White House that she cannot possibly win and keep raking in the big bucks.


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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held 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 contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. wr says:

    What’s really shocking is that this post has been up for some number of minutes and none of the usual Palinbots have posted a link to that old post telling Doug to lay off Palin. She really is doomed.

  2. jwest says:


    Doug is simply posting poll results and adding his ill-informed opinion, so there is no problem with this.

    It’s when he writes one of his patented headlines that distorts the content and the facts that we get a little upset.

  3. John Malkovich says:
  4. wr says:

    Wow, only 10 minutes between jwest’s patently ludicrous objection and JM showing up and posting what westie said he wouldn’t. Good going!

  5. Wiley Stoner says:

    Most amazing. Palin has not cost this country a thing. Obama is sending us to the poorhouse by design. If she runs, not withstanding Mataconis’ evaluations. She will beat Obama like he was a bastard step child. Oh, I forgot. He might just be a bastard step child.

  6. mike sheppard says:

    Mataconis peaked with his childish joke about Palin in India it’s been downhill all the way since then.