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Poll postulates Palin popularity plunges precipitously
LOS ANGELES TIMES ^ | 12 AUGUST 2009 | LOS ANGELES TIMES

Posted on 08/12/2009 6:26:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

Sarah Palin, the wife of a popular Arctic snowmachine racer who also once served as Alaska's first female governor, seems to find her own popularity plummeting.

According to numbers atop a new poll by CNN/Opinion Research the popular hockey mom's favorable rating in a survey of at least 1,136 adult Americans has plunged seven points since May. A significant drop.

She went from 46% favorable down to 39% a few days after she experienced premature resignation and left office 17 months early to save Alaska from more partisan attacks on her. And, who knows, maybe plan some future political activity in other states.

Palin, who plucked Sen. John McCain from political obscurity in Arizona as her GOP presidential ticket running mate last summer, enjoyed her highest popularity right after a rousing speech at the Republican convention in early September. She was at 57% then, but much higher among Republicans and conservatives.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; palin
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More cow flatulence about our beloved Palin.
1 posted on 08/12/2009 6:26:33 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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Yeah, her popularity is plummeting that’s why you’re writing an article about her. If she’s plummeting her way to obscurity, you wouldn’t be talking about her - hoping you say it enough, it will come true.


2 posted on 08/12/2009 6:28:34 PM PDT by dannyboy72a (The President of the United States should not be selling me insurance or lightbulbs)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Stopped reading at LOS ANGELES TIMES ^.

I prefer my propaganda from a reputable source, like the National Enquirer.


3 posted on 08/12/2009 6:28:54 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

And I’m sure the LA Times has been eqully aggessive in analyzing the falling poll numbers of Zero.


4 posted on 08/12/2009 6:29:22 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

And I’m sure the LA Times has been eqully aggessive in analyzing the falling poll numbers of Zero.


5 posted on 08/12/2009 6:29:46 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Sarah Palin, the wife of a popular Arctic snowmachine racer who also once served as Alaska’s first female governor...” Surely the Times jests!


6 posted on 08/12/2009 6:30:10 PM PDT by rebuildus
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It may have ‘plummeted’, but she would draw a much larger, more enthusiastic crowd than Obama.


7 posted on 08/12/2009 6:30:56 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A pox on polls that postulate Palin popularity plunging precipitously. ;-)


8 posted on 08/12/2009 6:31:40 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama? Not so much.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Headline Writer P’s on Own Paper”

(film at 11)


9 posted on 08/12/2009 6:31:50 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

As I posted on another board, CNN conducting a poll on Sarah Palin is like the New York Yankees conducting a poll on the Boston Red Sox. Sure, you can call what you end up with ‘data’, but I’m sure a few Sox fans might raise an eyebrow...


10 posted on 08/12/2009 6:32:05 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Pandering plebes push pustulant propaganda.


11 posted on 08/12/2009 6:32:22 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Balding_Eagle

sniff, sniff, sniff....methinks I smell “astroturf” BS.


12 posted on 08/12/2009 6:32:26 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The near constant stream of obsessive media negativity designed to create the narrative of an unelectable divisive moose-hunting dimwit is very telling: Sarah scares ‘em.


13 posted on 08/12/2009 6:32:32 PM PDT by AHerald ("Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home -- John 19:27)
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To: rebuildus

Jest atrocious syntax.


14 posted on 08/12/2009 6:33:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: joejm65

Exactly. All you need to know is “CNN/Opinion Research” poll.


15 posted on 08/12/2009 6:33:42 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: rebuildus

Todd served as Alaska’s first female governor?
What a well rounded family.


16 posted on 08/12/2009 6:33:50 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: Extremely Extreme Extremist
CNN/Opinion Research

She dropped 7 points on a CNN poll? They polled liberals, LA Times!

17 posted on 08/12/2009 6:34:28 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.aroodawakening.tv)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Palin may be “beloved” by the true believers at FR, a very unrepresentative segment of the American electorate, but the report makes perfect sense as an indicator of the opinion of the rest of the American people.

Palin walked out on a job — and an oath — and hasn’t presented even a glimmer of a good reason for it. “The meanies were attacking me” just doesn’t cut it.

Palin’s fifteen minutes are up.


18 posted on 08/12/2009 6:34:30 PM PDT by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Dear Leader’s approval has gone from 70% to 48% since the inauguration.

I’m sure the Times will be doing a story on “Obama’s Plummetting Popularity” any day now.


19 posted on 08/12/2009 6:34:42 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Anybody that believes any MSM poll is nuts.


20 posted on 08/12/2009 6:36:49 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
So the LA Times reports on a CNN sponsoed poll something bad about a Republican.

Does make me wonder if the LA Times has quit cheating on its postage and lieing to its advertisers about circulation.

21 posted on 08/12/2009 6:36:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dannyboy72a
Read the whole thing. The guy posting this is Andrew Malcom who once served as Laura Bush's press sec. He's a snarky writer to be sure (love the Hillary/sexism reference at the top) but he also realizes this poll is BS. From the last paragraph:

In the last sentence we also learn that the margin of error for the smaller Republican poll sample is +/- 6.5 points. Which means, statistically speaking, that Palin could actually be just about as popular right now as she was in May, despite all the ensuing ethics/resignation/quitting kerfluffle.

22 posted on 08/12/2009 6:37:16 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Pfft! Pish posh.

LA Times you wish it were true. A CNN poll? Yeah, there are a lot of Palinites hanging out at CNN.


23 posted on 08/12/2009 6:37:29 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it*s the new black.)
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To: beckett

Prepare to be sued.


24 posted on 08/12/2009 6:38:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
This poll didn't even bother to check if the respondents were actual voters. That's how desperate they are.

Rasmussen and PPP will have polls on Palin next week. PPP has already stated they don't believe these CNN numbers. They're a Dem-leaning pollster but a serious, professional outfit.

25 posted on 08/12/2009 6:38:58 PM PDT by Al B. (Dennis Miller on why he loves Sarah Palin: "She bugs all the right people")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"statistically speaking,... Palin could actually be just about as popular right now as she was in May, despite all the ensuing ethics/resignation/quitting kerfluffle."

Considering the constant battering that Sarah's had to withstand, this is astonishing.

And, I'm sure, very distressing to the slugs in the media, who have accused her of everything except molesting the Mr. Softee man.

26 posted on 08/12/2009 6:39:24 PM PDT by justkate
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To: beckett

Even the article gets it more accurately than you do, chief.

She did well to go because she knew jolly well to stay would have cost the state of Alaska millions until the loophole could be fixed in the ethics law. This wasn’t just a “partisan” problem drawing abuse (there were no hits on the Republican Lt. Governor once he took her former seat); it was personal hatred at her.


27 posted on 08/12/2009 6:39:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: beckett

Piffle.


28 posted on 08/12/2009 6:40:12 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it*s the new black.)
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To: beckett
Palin’s fifteen minutes are up.

Sure thing. You betcha.

29 posted on 08/12/2009 6:40:40 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Drill here! Drill NOW! Defund the EPA!)
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To: beckett

Read the article. You’ll be crushed.


30 posted on 08/12/2009 6:40:58 PM PDT by justkate
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To: rebuildus

It’s absurd opening sentences like this that keep me from reading fishwrap.


31 posted on 08/12/2009 6:41:17 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
More cow flatulence about our beloved Palin.

Yhea...the "Monica Lewinsky" / Government (APoop/NYT/WaPoop/ABCNNBcBS/pBS/FauxNcBc)
Media, strikes sucks / bites it again.


32 posted on 08/12/2009 6:42:36 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voter: "Welcome to 'MY' DeathCARE ® Plan"...Sucker! ...now just die. :^)
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15 minutes? Methinks not.

She writes a Facebook entry on obamacare “death panels” and the White house and MSM jumps.


33 posted on 08/12/2009 6:42:55 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

LAT Profits Plunge Precipitously.

Progressives Weep.


34 posted on 08/12/2009 6:43:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rebuildus
“Sarah Palin, the wife of a popular Arctic snowmachine racer who also once served as Alaska’s first female governor...”

One more time. With feeling...

It's absurd opening sentences like that that keep me from reading fishwrap!!!

35 posted on 08/12/2009 6:44:34 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Barack the Magic Negro...la,la,la laa...the LA times, they called him that cause he Black but not authentically......” Sung by Al Sharpton!


36 posted on 08/12/2009 6:47:06 PM PDT by ltrman61
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This piece is just bizarre. I gather it’s supposed to be humor. Or maybe just the effects of some of that good California Medical Marijuana we keep hearing so much about?


37 posted on 08/12/2009 6:48:27 PM PDT by absalom01 (Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Sarah Palin, the wife of a popular Arctic snowmachine racer who also once served as Alaska's first female governor, seems to find her own popularity plummeting.

Sarah is introduced in the article as a wife of a popular Arctic snowmachine racer?

She went from 46% favorable down to 39% a few days after she experienced premature resignation and left office 17 months early to save Alaska from more partisan attacks on her.

Her resignation is suggestively described using words that suggests a comparison to a sexual inadequacy problem.

And, who knows, maybe plan some future political activity in other states.

Is that even correct grammar

Is this article for real?

This LA Times article reads like some vindictive 9 year-old wrote it.

Unbelievable.

Really.

38 posted on 08/12/2009 6:48:48 PM PDT by FreeReign
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It's more like Palin popularity places pustules on MSM polls.
39 posted on 08/12/2009 6:52:03 PM PDT by khnyny (Christiane Amanpour - an awkwardly aging transvestite in a hijab)
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Palin, who plucked Sen. John McCain from political obscurity in Arizona as her GOP presidential ticket running mate last summer

Bwahahaha!
40 posted on 08/12/2009 6:52:15 PM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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It's more like Palin popularity places pustules on MSM polls.
41 posted on 08/12/2009 6:52:20 PM PDT by khnyny (Christiane Amanpour - an awkwardly aging transvestite in a hijab)
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To: beckett
a very unrepresentative segment of the American electorate

The large post-election crowds that gather to hear Palin speak were all FReepers?

but the report makes perfect sense as an indicator of the opinion of the rest of the American people.

Which should be taken with a grain of sea salt, as Palin is not a declared candidate.

Palin walked out on a job — and an oath — and hasn’t presented even a glimmer of a good reason for it.

It's obvious you never heard her resignation speech or the threads with subsequent links that debunk the "quitting" meme. I'm not going to repeat it for the umpteenth time.

“The meanies were attacking me” just doesn’t cut it.

She didn't resign because of the "meanies."

Palin’s fifteen minutes are up.

Keep believing that...

42 posted on 08/12/2009 6:52:57 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A CNN poll? Trash!


43 posted on 08/12/2009 6:57:26 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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OOOhhh yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Now where is my coco?

44 posted on 08/12/2009 7:02:31 PM PDT by Wardenclyffe
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

LA Times quoting a CNN poll is analogous to bestiality.


45 posted on 08/12/2009 7:09:24 PM PDT by citizencon
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Oh, you mean 1100+ idiots from california think....
oh, wait, those dumbasses don’t think. Never mind


46 posted on 08/12/2009 7:11:29 PM PDT by 9422WMR (When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

She so unimportant they can’t stop writing about her.


47 posted on 08/12/2009 7:13:06 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Debunk the quitting meme”? So now Palin fans have constructed an alternate universe in which she did not quit her job, a job she was solemnly sworn to fulfill?

This is pathetic. There was a time when conservatives could be counted upon to think clearly and critically on matters of moral obligation, and when they were the first to denounce anything that smelled of “the ends justifies the means” sophistry. But here we have a politician, Sarah Palin, who apparently satisfies certain long-for “ends” for some nominal conservatives. And so they’re quite willing to allow her to use any “means” necessary to get where she wants to go, even if it requires a silly, weak, dishonest and disjointed resignation speech that basically sold out the conservative principles of perseverance, courage, honesty and fortitude.

She’s a pitbull with lipstick. Uh-huh. Right. Keep on telling yourself that.

I see a train wreck approaching for Palin, not a triumphant march to the White House. She is not presidential caliber, and the classless manner in which she walked out on a governorship is just one more in a mounting number of indicators that her time as someone to take seriously is coming to an end.


48 posted on 08/12/2009 7:14:44 PM PDT by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: beckett

You’re the kind of person who would have voted in the primaries for HW Bush over Reagan in 1980 because Reagan was:

-too old
-too conservative
-past him prime
-blah,blah,blah


49 posted on 08/12/2009 7:15:10 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Prematurely.


50 posted on 08/12/2009 7:16:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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