Friday, February 12, 2010

Palin is Over-rated? Really? Say It Ain't So.

Salon piece combines numbers and reviews various pieces to show that:
some poll results:

Although Palin is a tea party favorite, her potential as a presidential hopeful takes a severe hit in the survey. Fifty-five percent of Americans have unfavorable views of her, while the percentage holding favorable views has dipped to 37, a new low in Post-ABC polling. There is a growing sense that the former Alaska governor is not qualified to serve as president, with more than seven in 10 Americans now saying she is unqualified, up from 60 percent in a November survey. Even among Republicans, a majority now say Palin lacks the qualifications necessary for the White House.
[Perhaps Americans are not as stupid as commonly depicted in Super Bowl ads]
As Ta-Nehisi Coates points out, that means Palin's running worse numbers than that divisive, devilish Hillary Clinton ever did:
To put this bluntly--Sarah Palin is more hated than Hillary Clinton at any point in Clinton's political career, and yet engenders very little of the love that made Clinton a political force.
I am looking forward to the Republican primaries in 2012 (which, of course, started as soon as McCain bit the dust in 2008).  Should be wildly entertaining.  I know that some folks may be wondering if Obama is going to be a one-term President, but things are mighty early, and I expect the economy to be turned around by then.  And with Palin in the mix, the Republicans are just going to alienate the median voter and then some.  Just think about Clinton and his health care reform bill and his mid-term elections .... 

1 comment:

lsaideman said...

Poll-taking is an activity of the eastern media elite. Sarah will claim her decline in the polls is evidence of her hard-charging, anti-Washington, gun-slinging status. Like the New York Giants of old, she will ride being the underdog to a heroic victory in 2012!