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Pew: Palin Is The Most Popular Republican
Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 6/25/09 | Don Surber

Posted on 06/25/2009 12:37:16 PM PDT by lewisglad

Pew: Palin is the most popular Republican 73% of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Gov. Sarah Palin (17% unfavorable) while only 57% have a favorable opinion (18% unfavorable) of Mitt Romney.

Now, I may not know much about presidential politics, but I am pretty certain that before one can get elected president, one has to win the party’s nomination first — a concept that Hillary Clinton had a difficult time grasping last year as she began her general election campaign in January instead of the traditional after-winning-the-nomination.

Which leads me to conclude that Mrs. Palin is in the driver’s seat with Gov. Romney riding shotgun.

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press polled 1,502 adults on June 10-14.

This was at the height of the David Letterman controversy, Letterman having told the Willow Palin joke on June 10. That may have skewed the poll. I don’t know.

Also this was an all adults survey, rather than likely voters or even registered voters. That tends to skew the results.

Pew made a big deal about their overall favorable/unfavorable ratings among all voters. It is too early for that comparison.

Among all adults, Palin is at 45/44 and Romney is at 40/28 — but by the time the election rolls around, any Republican gets beat up; she’s recovered from 42/48 just before the 2008 election.

Within the party, she is golden. In many ways, her popularity reminds me of Ronald Reagan. She is not as polished as a speaker or as a thinker. Reagan had a very clear — if unfashionable for the time — idea of what America is about in the Carter years. He was considered old and dumb and a good actor.

The 2012 election is way off. But Republicans are known to go with the guy who finished second last time. Is it Mitt Romney, who finished behind John McCain in the primaries? Or is it Sarah Palin, who almost carried McCain to the White House last fall?

Republicans seem to be leaning toward Palin


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; palin; pew
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1 posted on 06/25/2009 12:37:16 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Anyone here surprised at that? I’m not.

Go Sarah.


2 posted on 06/25/2009 12:39:42 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: lewisglad

Michael Steele:

CLOSE
THOSE
PRIMARIES!!!!!!!


3 posted on 06/25/2009 12:39:47 PM PDT by Loyolas Mattman (Sarah Palin: America's Governor)
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To: lewisglad

I think everyone, in both parties expects that she will be the main threat in 2012, like an Alaskan grizzly, ready to eat all those soft fatty behinds in DC.


4 posted on 06/25/2009 12:40:53 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: lewisglad

SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!!!!!


5 posted on 06/25/2009 12:41:50 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (STAND WITH FREE IRAN!!!!!)
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To: lewisglad

My question is who are in that 17% I think with a little RINO weeding we will see single digits there.


6 posted on 06/25/2009 12:44:26 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: wk4bush2004
Time to clean out the DC Congressional Death Star...


7 posted on 06/25/2009 12:44:55 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Damned right she’s the MVP...and (flame suit on) she can thank John McCain for making her that way!


8 posted on 06/25/2009 12:45:20 PM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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To: lewisglad

Hush...

Don’t tell Mitt...


9 posted on 06/25/2009 12:48:56 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: SueRae

She is also most feared by the liberal democrats. Which in my book makes her the perfect candidate!

In 2012, it will no longer be ‘historic’ to elect a black guy. But it will be very historic to elect the first female.

If Sarah is the nominee, look for Obummer to dump Biden for Sebelius or Cantwell.

But not Hillary. She’s too polarizing.


10 posted on 06/25/2009 12:49:26 PM PDT by proudpapa (Obama - Worst One Ever!)
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To: proudpapa

If Sebelius can push through socialized medicine I think Biden gets dumped...(and Sarah is the nominee)


11 posted on 06/25/2009 12:51:31 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Duh!

President Palin, I like that better than VP Palin.


12 posted on 06/25/2009 12:53:18 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
73% of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Gov. Sarah Palin (17% unfavorable) while only 57% have a favorable opinion (18% unfavorable) of Mitt Romney.

13 posted on 06/25/2009 12:53:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.troopathon.org/index.php -- June 25th -- the Troopathon)
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To: lewisglad

I think the ticket will be Palin and Romney, although who is at the top of the ticket would be purely a guess. Of course, there’s always a chance that someone like DeMint could become a viable candidate.


14 posted on 06/25/2009 12:54:06 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: lewisglad

“Republicans seem to be leaning toward Palin”

SEEM to be?
Watch for Bachmann too, She’s a time bomb. The left will notice her and then it’s off to the races. GREAT conservative women. OHHH Yeeeaaahhh!


15 posted on 06/25/2009 12:54:37 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Evil exists, but cannot act without willing participants. Obama participates.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
ping a ling
16 posted on 06/25/2009 12:55:33 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Bobkk47

Well, since Mark Sanford decided a 4,500-mile nookie run was more important than a shot at the leadership of the free world, maybe I should start with the Palin/DeMint 2012 bandwagon. :)

}:-)4


17 posted on 06/25/2009 12:59:22 PM PDT by Moose4 (Palin/some guy who can keep it in his pants 2012)
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To: SueRae
Anyone here surprised at that? I’m not.

Only those who would prefer a rino.

Go Sarah

That needs repeating, GO SARAH!
18 posted on 06/25/2009 1:01:54 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: SueRae
Go Sarah

Yep, she'll be running next time. Hopefully she can get a good team of capable people backing her. She has my vote in the primary.

19 posted on 06/25/2009 1:02:46 PM PDT by TheDon
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To: lewisglad

Palin would make a great president.

However, to get her there, we need to close the primaries. And we need to give her the money- NOT to the RNC.

The racists that voted for Zero just because he was (1/2) black will probably vote for him again in 2012. The independents might come to their senses and see exactly what Zero stands for, despite the media. True conservatives will vote for Sarah.

I know that I will vote for Sarah. I will NEVER vote for a RINO like McCain again. Local, state, federal, NEVER AGAIN.
I will never vote for the lesser of two evils again, just to get the least evil person into office. I will never hold my nose and vote again.

RNC- are you taking notice???


20 posted on 06/25/2009 1:04:38 PM PDT by Reddy
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To: newgeezer

She isn’t that popular with me.


21 posted on 06/25/2009 1:05:32 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (I can reach across the aisle without even using my sights.)
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To: lewisglad

How can this be? All the Democrats spend their time assuring us that Palin is an awful candidate, and we should nominate a moderate, preferably someone the Democrats endorse.


22 posted on 06/25/2009 1:06:02 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The Democrats have returned to their game of supporting totalitarian regimes. Now they're muslim.)
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To: Bobkk47

Palin/Romney would be strong, either that or Palin/Rick Perry depending on how much of a RINO he turns out to be...


23 posted on 06/25/2009 1:06:52 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Bobkk47
I think the ticket will be Palin and Romney, although who is at the top of the ticket would be purely a guess.

I always like Palin on the top for many reasons....but we need to insure a true conservative who respects the idea of a small Fed govt is mandatory. Romney would be good to begin the dismantling of the Fed largesse.

24 posted on 06/25/2009 1:07:50 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: lewisglad

Mitt finished third in the primaries didn’t he? So he’s not even a default second choice in that respect.

If Sarah runs, she has my support. If she doesn’t, someone may get my vote but support is another matter.


25 posted on 06/25/2009 1:08:04 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Loyolas Mattman

Amen! Close the primaries, or those yahoos in New Hampshire will stick us with another RINO...


26 posted on 06/25/2009 1:09:21 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: lewisglad

She’s our only hope of rolling back the damage Zero does.


27 posted on 06/25/2009 1:11:12 PM PDT by oldvike
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To: Loyolas Mattman

I agree 100%, but Steele is a wimp.


28 posted on 06/25/2009 1:11:14 PM PDT by alarm rider (My tagline is on vacation.)
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To: lewisglad

...and at the rate they’re going, the Libs will have absolutly nothing left in their crap-sack to throw at her by 2012


29 posted on 06/25/2009 1:13:27 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: meandog

Damned right she’s the MVP...and (flame suit on) she can thank John McCain for making her that way!

The only reason John picker he was he needed someone really conservative to balance out his RINO ticket.

Palin/Bachmann 2012’


30 posted on 06/25/2009 1:14:18 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Loyolas Mattman

I second that motion. Every open primary will end up nominating a liberal RINO, after every ACORN thug casts their votes as Republicans.


31 posted on 06/25/2009 1:15:38 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: lewisglad

Perry is out there defending her against the nasty comments from John Kerry, good for him! Much classier man than Romney and he, unlike Romney, is running a state that isn’t going bankrupt, Romney left MA in very poor financial shape.


32 posted on 06/25/2009 1:18:02 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Reddy
I will NEVER vote for a RINO like McCain again. Local, state, federal, NEVER AGAIN.

It was impossible to drag his dead @ss over the finish line. If he'd just laid there we might have done it, but NO, he had to grab every stump possible to slow down any momentum he got.

33 posted on 06/25/2009 1:20:09 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: newfreep
....but we need to insure a true conservative who respects the idea of a small Fed govt is mandatory. Romney would be good to begin the dismantling of the Fed largesse.

Romney was a governor once, it was only for one term but we got to see him in action, did he earn a reputation for being what you just described?

34 posted on 06/25/2009 1:20:16 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Reddy; lewisglad; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000; BOBTHENAILER
we need to close the primaries. And we need to give her the money- NOT to the RNC.


35 posted on 06/25/2009 1:23:32 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: lewisglad
Now, I may not know much about presidential politics, but I am pretty certain that before one can get elected president, one has to win the party’s nomination first

Obviously the writer doesn't. It doesn't matter what the rank and file republicans want as long as the party leadership favors liberals and republicans continue to hold open primaries. Hence John McCain.

Has Fred Thompson given up on politics again or is he waiting until too late to show up again in 2012?

36 posted on 06/25/2009 1:37:38 PM PDT by infidel29 (Apparently the USA has the world's only King Hussein....who knew?)
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To: Bobkk47

I think that Romney will always be remembered for his Mass Health care which he voted for. It isn’t working,,,,


37 posted on 06/25/2009 1:39:59 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: DungeonMaster
She isn’t that popular with me.

I could care less if she looked like Albright, it is her political record I love. She is honest, and real. That is a change I can believe in.

38 posted on 06/25/2009 1:41:57 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: DungeonMaster
She isn’t that popular with me.

Hopefully, someone else will be popular by 2012 (and won't turn out to be an adulterous idiot).

39 posted on 06/25/2009 1:43:04 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: lewisglad
She is not as polished as a speaker

I've watched an awful lot of videos of Reagan. I think she's MORE polished, which is remarkable when you think of all his experience. Or if polished isn't the right word, she has a natural talent and he had a style, one geared toward an older audience.

Most politicians today are not notable for delivering quality speeches -- and that goes for 0bama, who tends to stammer and hesitate. Palin's a stilletto among bread knives in this regard. (JM$.02)

40 posted on 06/25/2009 1:54:57 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Rent this space.)
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To: lewisglad; All

To paraphrase Sleaze John Kerry “Sarah Palin is the Governor who should have gone missing”. That no good SOB who could have made this country better if on his Christmas trip to Cambodia, he had stayed there.
Time for that(repeat)SOB should do an immediate “david letterman”.


41 posted on 06/25/2009 2:05:12 PM PDT by GOYAKLA
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What is all this crap everywhere that Romney finished 2nd.
That was Huckabee.


42 posted on 06/25/2009 2:20:00 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: infidel29

remember that Sara in not a d.c. beltway insider and she dumped a bunch of gop corrupt insiders when she got elected and that pissed off a bunch of gop’ers. dont get me wrong i want Sara to run as i will vote for her in a heartbeat. But i’m saying that the rnc does not like her or want her because they dont have any real dirt on her so the rnc cant control her. I say look for the rnc to resist her and back-stab her as often as they can between now and 012....


43 posted on 06/25/2009 2:30:36 PM PDT by Beamreach (what is truth, Jesus Christ is truth, and truth shall set you free!!)
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To: Beamreach
Agreed, just because most conservative republicans want or at least would vote for Sarah, the RNC still nominates the candidates.

Unless the conservative wing can grab contrtol before 2012 I fear we're doomed.

44 posted on 06/25/2009 2:34:26 PM PDT by infidel29 (Apparently the USA has the world's only King Hussein....who knew?)
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To: PhilDragoo

Good post Phil. I see many post who do not seem to like Sarah. I hope it isn’t because she’s a woman.


45 posted on 06/25/2009 2:57:17 PM PDT by potlatch ( Those who cry 'appease, appease' Are hanged by those they tried to please.)
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To: potlatch

It is because she is a complete and accomplished Woman, plain and simple. The old boys club and catty female crowd are clearly intimidated by brains, beauty, AND integrity. Gov. Palin is my last hope that we can trust Anything a politician says.


46 posted on 06/25/2009 3:32:19 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Since they call Bush, "Dubya" then I must insist on calling Barry, "Hussein" *2009=1984 on steroids*)
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To: JerseyDvl

I agree with your description of her completely. I seem to notice more ‘comments’ from screen names that seem to be men - being against her. I would hope most conservative women, like myself, would support her.


47 posted on 06/25/2009 3:37:12 PM PDT by potlatch ( Those who cry 'appease, appease' Are hanged by those they tried to please.)
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To: potlatch

“I see many post who do not seem to like Sarah.”

I don’t see that many.


48 posted on 06/25/2009 4:27:34 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberals have neither the creativity nor the confidence to understand the truth of conservatism)
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To: reasonisfaith

[I don’t see that many.]

Don’t know if you’re on the forum much. I’m here almost all day, every day, so it’s an accumulation over time.


49 posted on 06/25/2009 5:10:01 PM PDT by potlatch ( Those who cry 'appease, appease' Are hanged by those they tried to please.)
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To: RED SOUTH

When Romney dropped out, he was ahead of Huckabee. We need to move past both Romney and Huckabee.


50 posted on 06/25/2009 5:25:22 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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