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Blast From The Past : 69% of GOP Voters Say Palin Helped McCain
Rasmussen ^ | Friday, November 07, 2008 | Rasmussen

Posted on 02/16/2010 10:16:22 AM PST by SmokingJoe

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped John McCain’s bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability.

Only 20% of GOP voters say Palin hurt the party’s ticket, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Six percent (6%) say she had no impact, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

Ninety-one percent (91%) of Republicans have a favorable view of Palin, including 65% who say their view is Very Favorable. Only eight percent (8%) have an unfavorable view of her, including three percent (3%) Very Unfavorable.

When asked to choose among some of the GOP’s top names for their choice for the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, 64% say Palin. The next closest contenders are two former governors and unsuccessful challengers for the presidential nomination this year — Mike Huckabee of Arkansas with 12% support and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts with 11%.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; palin; rasmussen
Take that in your pipe and smoke it, ABC.
George Staphanopolous was always the most sleazy of BJ Klinton’s sleazoids. That's a no mean feat.
1 posted on 02/16/2010 10:16:22 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe
Helped him?!, heck, Palin is only reason McCain got my vote.
2 posted on 02/16/2010 10:20:14 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: SmokingJoe

wow—91%— add me in their too


3 posted on 02/16/2010 10:20:33 AM PST by chicken head
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To: SmokingJoe

She is the only reason I pulled the lever for McLame.


4 posted on 02/16/2010 10:22:07 AM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: SmokingJoe
I voted for McCain/Palin BECAUSE of Sarah Palin.

I will be voting for J.D. Hayworth in our primary.

5 posted on 02/16/2010 10:23:07 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: SmokingJoe

Living in Minnesota then I proudly went to the polls to vote for Sarah. I would not have voted for McCain without her on the ticket. I myself struggled with even voting for Coleman which I eventually did. Sarah is a good spokeswoman for our values whether she is a candidate for the Oval Office or not.


6 posted on 02/16/2010 10:23:35 AM PST by vicar7
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To: SmokingJoe

Anyone who thinks Sara Palin did not help McLame is delusional.


7 posted on 02/16/2010 10:24:08 AM PST by ontap
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To: The_Victor
Helped him?!, heck, Palin is only reason McCain got my vote.

of all the GOP contenders (before any of them dropped out) McCain was at the very bottom of my list... and he remained at the bottom... he truly was the only one left on the list... when they were debating at the beginning of the race, i just wanted him to go away... and then he was the nominee... tre disappointing... but Sarah Palin added much to the ticket... because of her, i could vote for McCain... i hope he loses "his" Senate seat...

8 posted on 02/16/2010 10:24:30 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Awesome Choice!!


9 posted on 02/16/2010 10:24:42 AM PST by vicar7
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To: ontap

Yep, delusional. I always thought that was baloney that the press said she dragged down the ticket, but you know, you hear it so often, that you begin to wonder.

But 91 percent? Among the folks who count? The GOP.

This woman has star power.

I have regained the faith, brothers and sisters.


10 posted on 02/16/2010 10:26:21 AM PST by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: SmokingJoe
Tell that to Mr. Joe the Plumber!
11 posted on 02/16/2010 10:26:28 AM PST by wmileo
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I also voted for McCain BECAUSE of Sarah Palin. Without her on the ticket, I would have probably stayed home. I never got good vibes about McCain. Glad to hear you will be voting for JD Hayworth. I really hope he wins


12 posted on 02/16/2010 10:31:25 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SmokingJoe

Palin is why the election was as close as it was. Had McLoser picked some RINO wuss, his wuppin’ would be listed along with McGovern and Mondale


13 posted on 02/16/2010 10:33:13 AM PST by wny
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To: ontap

I’m delusional, then. Romney was the solid choice, and with his business experience/success in light of the financial meltdown just before the election could have made for a GOP win. Palin was is gimmick choice that didn’t work. Flame away ( but don’t forget Obama won).


14 posted on 02/16/2010 10:33:29 AM PST by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: The_Victor

Like so many others here, I would’ve stayed home EXCEPT for Sarah Palin.

SHE is the one who got my vote and my support.


15 posted on 02/16/2010 10:35:18 AM PST by J40000
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To: johnandrhonda

( but don’t forget Obama won).

and every american is paying the price-


16 posted on 02/16/2010 10:37:12 AM PST by chicken head
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To: SmokingJoe



http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/most_recent_videos2/2009_10/daily_presidential_tracking_poll_and_does_sarah_palin_have_more_experience_than_barack_obama Despite the constant loony left liberal media's shilling for 0bama, there wasn't much difference between Plain and 0bama when it came to voter perceptions on who was more experienced. Of course in real life, Palin had vastly more executive experience than 0bama did.

17 posted on 02/16/2010 10:40:17 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

SLP-45


18 posted on 02/16/2010 10:41:47 AM PST by Highway55
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To: SmokingJoe

I was caught between sitting on my hands or reluctantly pulling the lever for the liberal RINO Democrat John McCain. Sara Palin gave me a positive choice. She was no drag but McCain sure was and is.


19 posted on 02/16/2010 10:44:58 AM PST by DryProng
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To: johnandrhonda
Palin was is gimmick choice that didn’t work”

You need to stop watching the lunatic, Keith Olbermann every night. It's gonna make you as insane as he is.

but don’t forget Obama won”

Show me any time in the history of this country, when the VP candidate ever made a presidential candidate lose, instead of the presidential candodate himself.
Maybe, you'll tell us how it was Sarah Palin and not McCain, that voted for the bailouts that over 70% of Americans didn't want yes?

20 posted on 02/16/2010 10:45:13 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: The_Victor

Ditto Same here.If Palin didn’t run I would have stayed home.


21 posted on 02/16/2010 10:50:46 AM PST by puppypusher
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To: SmokingJoe
I didn't vote for either McLame or Palin. I voted against Obama.
22 posted on 02/16/2010 11:04:08 AM PST by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: GATOR NAVY
69% of Republican voters in 2008 did otherwise.
Overall, a stagggering 91% of Republican voters in 2008 had a favorable view of Sarah Palin.
23 posted on 02/16/2010 11:14:00 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe
"Show me any time in the history of this country, when the VP candidate ever made a presidential candidate lose, instead of the presidential candidate himself."

I believe that keeping Dan Quayle cost GHW Bush the election to Clinton.

For handling the financial meltdown in the fall of 2008, neither Obama, Biden, McCain or Pailin had any financial cred -- but Romney did...

24 posted on 02/16/2010 11:52:26 AM PST by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: johnandrhonda
I believe that keeping Dan Quayle cost GHW Bush the election to Clinton”

Nonsense.
GHW Bush's breaking of his promise of “Read my lips, no new taxes”, finished him off for good in that election.

For handling the financial meltdown in the fall of 2008, neither Obama, Biden, McCain or Pailin had any financial cred — “

McCain completely killed any chances of winning when he voted for the bailouts. After that, nothing was going to save him. Without Palin he'd have lost on a massive scale jut like Walter Mondale did.

25 posted on 02/16/2010 12:07:33 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: johnandrhonda

If you think Romney would have won you are delusional. He’s no better than McLame!


26 posted on 02/16/2010 1:20:33 PM PST by ontap
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To: johnandrhonda

Explain how the white politician running on “business as usual” beats A New Hope offering Change?


27 posted on 02/16/2010 3:55:55 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Rule #9 Always carry a knife.)
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To: johnandrhonda

What lost the election for Bush was the Friday night kneecapping by the Special Prosecutor before the Tuesday election, it stopped and reversed his closing momentum.


28 posted on 02/16/2010 3:59:52 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: johnandrhonda
Flame away ( but don’t forget Obama won).

Romney lost. There is a reason that Romney always loses, except for that one time.

Romney wanted to run for reelection as Governor but he left office with an impossible 34% approval and lost the seat to the Democrats.

29 posted on 02/16/2010 4:04:38 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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