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July 09, 2009

Sarah Palin Poll Numbers Have Her Right At Top With Mitt Romney

Poll: Sarah Palin remains threat to Mitt Romney in potential GOP 2012 race

Boston Herald

Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney is locked in a statistical dead heat with Sarah Palin for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, despite the Alaska governor’s abrupt resignation last week, according to a new poll of Republican voters.

Romney leads all Republican presidential contenders, garnering 25 percent of the vote, edging out Palin (24 percent), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (22) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (14 percent) in the Rasmussen poll released yesterday.

Palin’s abrupt resignation has shaken up the GOP 2012 race, with some saying it clears the way for a White House run but others calling it a career-ending misstep.

The poll also found that 40 percent believe Palin’s resignation hurts her presidential hopes while 24 percent said it helps. But Palin still led all potential candidates in favorability with 76 percent. Romney was second with a 73 percent favorability rating.

The poll also found that 75 percent of voters believe a GOP candidate could defeat President Obama, 41 percent of whom said it was “very likely.”

Palin’s Support Rises Among Republicans


Sarah Palin’s decision to resign as governor of Alaska lifted her standing among Republicans, according to a USA Today/Gallup Poll.

A USA Today story about the poll says, “Republicans are somewhat inclined to see her more favorably” in light of her announcement Friday. But neither that story nor one on Gallup’s web site gives precise numbers.

Seven out 10 respondents in the poll, conducted Monday, say their views about Palin weren’t influenced by her departure as governor.

Of those who were affected by the move, Democrats view Palin less favorably by a 4-to-1 margin and independents by a 2-to-1 ratio.

Two-thirds of Republicans support the idea of Palin as a major national political figure in the future, the poll says. Three-fourths of Democrats oppose that idea, as do 55 percent of independents.

As for a possible presidential campaign, 72 percent of Republicans say they would likely vote for her, compared to 44 percent of independents and 17 percent of Democrats

Wild Thing's comment........

It can only get better for her as 0bama will continue to lead this country on a path of destruction and the media being taken down with their fellow Demonrats they always build up with lies and Palin speaking out and not having the inept McPain handlers to hold her back.

But but but the State Run Media says she shot herself in the foot.


Posted by Wild Thing at July 9, 2009 05:48 AM


Th more the MSM and PDS-inflicted howl, the more I believe Palin is right on the mark. She's smarter than they will ever admit and that scares the beejeesus out of them. Heh ~

Posted by: yankeemom at July 9, 2009 10:08 AM

Democrats 4-1 and independants 2-1, of course that's now. In 3years that could very well change. The fact that poll numbers are going up and the puppets are going down is good news.

We can only hope that the country is still in the realm of democracy. That there will be an election in 3.5 years.

Posted by: Mark at July 9, 2009 11:23 AM

Liberals are like the Wildebeests, beautiful animals unto themselves, they are the original bumping uglies exemplified in their prodigies by Dingy Harry and Botox Pelosi and Smilin' Bob Biden, let a lion get amongst them and all you hear and see are the pounding of their hearts and the thundering of their Ugs.
Are ye payin' attention Michael Steele? Sarah is a lot like the the Apostle Paul, she has a following of the faithful opposition, and she's a fisherman too.

Posted by: Jack at July 9, 2009 01:26 PM

Palin is going to come out on top in any race with Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney’s Masseuses Health Care system is in the running for the worse state screw up of our time, just behind the California and New York legislatures. Add in that he did not recommend impeachment of the Massettes Supreme Court when they imposed Gay marriage on the people and that the Left is now trying to leverage Masseuses Gay marriage through the courts to impose it on all of America.

Mitt Romney is now in the position of a solder who turned and ran at the first shot. He is a nice guy and a competent manager but he is not a leader to depend on.

Posted by: Avitar at July 9, 2009 06:13 PM

Yankeemom, LOL IO love how you put that.

"that scares the beejeesus out of them"

It sure does.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 9, 2009 08:05 PM

Mark, I think so too, it will get more
and more the more people wake up too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 9, 2009 08:07 PM

Jack, that was great.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 9, 2009 08:08 PM

Avitar, thank you, I had forgotten
that about Romney and the health care
and the others things you mentioned
I didn't know about.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 9, 2009 08:10 PM