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Americans View Sarah Palin as More Sincere and Believable After Watching Speech (Focus Group)
Mediacurves ^ | Saturday January 15, 2011

Posted on 01/15/2011 6:44:22 AM PST by Bigtigermike

A new national study among 1,437 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and Independents revealed that Americans indicated that Sarah Palin was more sincere and believable after viewing her speech in response to the shootings in Tucson.

The study was conducted during January 13-14 by HCD Research and reported on its MediaCurves.com® website, to obtain Americans’ perceptions of Sarah Palin after viewing a video of a speech she gave in response to the shootings in Tucson.

Respondents were asked to rate Sarah Palin on a scale from 1-7 regarding likeability, believability and sincerity, with 1 representing “not at all strong in this attribute” and 7 representing “extremely strong in this attribute.”

With the exception of likeability among Democrats, Palin’s attribute ratings increased among all parties after viewing her speech. The most notable increase was her sincerity ratings, which increased from 2.62 to 2.69 among Democrats, from 5.25 to 5.45 among Republicans and from 3.68 to 3.85 among Independents.

Here is the raw data. 81% of Republicans and 56% of independents concluded that the speech will help her image and 78% of Republicans and 54% of independents concluded that the speech will help her in a potential presidential run.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediacurves.com ...


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KEYWORDS: arizonashootings; elections; freepressforpalin; giffords; obama; palin; sarahpalin; tucsonspeech
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1 posted on 01/15/2011 6:44:26 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
When Bristol Palin went on Dancing With The Stars, it was hailed as the end of Sarah Palin -- she wasn't presidential anymore.
When Sarah Palin's TLC show debuted, it was hailed as the end of Sarah Palin -- she wasn't presidential anymore.
When a mentally ill man in Tucson shot a bunch of people, it was hailed as the end of Sarah Palin -- she wasn't presidential anymore.
When Sarah Palin responded to criticism and gave a speech talking about blood libel, it was hailed as the end of Sarah Palin -- she wasn't presidential anymore.

When Sarah Palin has eggs for breakfast, it's the end of her career in politics. It's just not presidential. And yet millions of people see her as our last best hope.

2 posted on 01/15/2011 6:48:03 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Bigtigermike
I'm an Indie, who has voted dem in the past (long past) and leans conservative.

I really never thought about Palin, but since the huge slanders about her by the left since Saturday, I've taken more of a look at her.

I'd like to read some position papers from her though, rather than anecdotal writings.

BTW, Zero had no positions on anything and nothing other than his anecdotal bios and hagiographies by others. He remains a cypher reflecting only those positions of the DNC and, of course, his vacation locations.

3 posted on 01/15/2011 6:50:45 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Bigtigermike

This is good. I dont know much about the polling service but who cares. I do think the other side had over done it and people have a more sympathetic ear toward Palin because of it. Whew.


4 posted on 01/15/2011 6:51:08 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: GoCards

Media Curve is a big liberal focus group out of NJ I believe.......to me they are more accurate than Frank Luntz dail a meter focus group


5 posted on 01/15/2011 6:54:54 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: ClearCase_guy

She is indeed our best hope.

Thank God we actually have some depth on the bench now, so she is not our last hope. We have Bachmann, West, DeMint and others.

And if America really was in the tank and all these conservatives became somehow unavailable: I bet the Colossus himself would take a paycut and run for President. All he’d need is for Mark Steyn to run his show for eight years.


6 posted on 01/15/2011 6:55:00 AM PST by agere_contra (The Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' ever since the 1800s - always with horrifying results)
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To: OpusatFR

Did you vote for zero?


7 posted on 01/15/2011 6:56:22 AM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: Bigtigermike

Wow. Then thats even better!!! Thanks for the info.


8 posted on 01/15/2011 6:56:52 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: DWC

No.


9 posted on 01/15/2011 6:57:16 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Bigtigermike

But, did all the participants in this survey get a souvenier T-shirt??


10 posted on 01/15/2011 7:02:25 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: agere_contra
Yes, I over-stated. I'm actually rather impressed by how deep our bench is right now. There are a significant number of real Conservatives out there.

I really hope they work together and do not attack each other for personal gain. Seeing Bachmann and Palin fighting each other would really make me sad. But I trust that those who love this country will want the right thing done and will not necessarily put their own political careers as their only priority.

11 posted on 01/15/2011 7:03:02 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: OpusatFR

To find most of her op-eds and her facebook articles on various issues you may want to look at her facebook notes page (http://preview.tinyurl.com/4n9oh2h) and conservatives4palin.com.


12 posted on 01/15/2011 7:06:13 AM PST by LJM
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To: OpusatFR
I think they are honestly terrified that she could be the next President. They have been vicious with her.
13 posted on 01/15/2011 7:06:46 AM PST by EmilyGeiger ("January 29,2013....The end of an ERROR!)
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To: EmilyGeiger; LJM

Thanks, I’ll take a look

It’s queer and baffling. I’ve never seen such hatred and sheer unadulterated malice leveled at any public person, including Nixon and Bush.

This goes beyond reason.


14 posted on 01/15/2011 7:18:53 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Bigtigermike

Tell that to the Palin-bashers in the news media, whose only mission in life is to destroy her.


15 posted on 01/15/2011 7:19:31 AM PST by popdonnelly (Democrats are funny people)
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To: Bigtigermike

The American people as a whole, have more common sense and fair play in their pinkies then all the liberals in the country put together.


16 posted on 01/15/2011 7:21:29 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: OpusatFR

Good.


17 posted on 01/15/2011 7:23:50 AM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: Bigtigermike

Earah Palin stands out in front of all the others because her beliefs are true and from the heart.

She would have never ever remotely tried in any shape form or permutation perversion had done a campaign rally on 6 coffins like obama did.


18 posted on 01/15/2011 7:26:50 AM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: Bigtigermike
The media and the RINO pustules on the right better get used to the idea of President Palin, and quit trying to sabotage her every morning before breakfast, because some of us will not forget who you people are.

Expect no forgiveness and no favors after Sarah is inaugurated.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 01/15/2011 7:27:51 AM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: OpusatFR

I think it’s motivated by the fear that she might beat them politically.


20 posted on 01/15/2011 7:27:56 AM PST by popdonnelly (Democrats are funny people)
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To: OpusatFR

A position paper? I read her Going Rogue book and that told me all I needed to know about her and confirmed what I learned about her during the 2008 campaign. When she speaks, it’s from the heart, not from the heart of a teleprompter. She follows the Constitution, believes in America’s greatness and refudiates the evil in our enemies both foreign and domestic. She exhibits leadership skills at every level of her professional and personal life.


21 posted on 01/15/2011 7:28:19 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

I wish she would recall Abraham Lincoln’s quote when addressing the malice toward her.

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”


22 posted on 01/15/2011 7:34:14 AM PST by IM2MAD
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To: OpusatFR
Sarah Palin: America By Heart, A Review
Posted by Melissa Clouthier on Dec 5 2010

23 posted on 01/15/2011 7:35:12 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Bigtigermike

Wonder where the poll is on Obama and his speech?


24 posted on 01/15/2011 7:36:47 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: rabidralph

Or for that matter , read America By Heart.


25 posted on 01/15/2011 7:39:55 AM PST by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: IM2MAD
I wish she would recall Abraham Lincoln’s quote when addressing the malice toward her.

Indeed, I'd love to see that just for the howls of protest it would generate on the left. The Democrats keep trying to lay claim to Lincoln; it'd be very rewarding to use his words against them.

26 posted on 01/15/2011 7:41:36 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Bigtigermike

The TLC ‘Alaska’ show was fun.
But it’s time to get serious, ie. the recent speech she made. Very presidential.


27 posted on 01/15/2011 7:41:43 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Bigtigermike

AMEN


28 posted on 01/15/2011 7:43:25 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: RED SOUTH

I haven’t had a chance to read that. I loaned it out to a friend.


29 posted on 01/15/2011 7:43:34 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: OpusatFR

Well she scares them because she is able to communicate straight to the public...one of Reagan’s traits. The media hates this as does the Republican establishment.


30 posted on 01/15/2011 7:44:30 AM PST by EmilyGeiger ("January 29,2013....The end of an ERROR!)
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To: OpusatFR
I didn't mean to attack your call for a position paper. But this being the 24-hour news cycle, breaking news on Twitter, updates on Facebook, the general public is not going to spend 40 minutes reading a position paper.

Gov. Palin is learning how to communicate with the public, without the media filter and interference. She can say what she wants on Facebook, release a video on YouTube, all without buying airtime on an alphabet channel, nor being interrogated by hostile journalists with their confused face reaction shots. There will be plenty of time for those encounters when the time is right, but for now, Gov. Palin is taking charge of her image and her quotes and people can see what she's about without the media telling us what she's about.

31 posted on 01/15/2011 7:48:26 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Bigtigermike

But, the RINOs are saying that she jumped the shark.


32 posted on 01/15/2011 7:48:37 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop; 4woodenboats; Abbeville Conservative; abigail2; ABQHispConservative; acapesket; ...
SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST

34 posted on 01/15/2011 7:50:14 AM PST by Clyde5445 (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: OpusatFR
It’s queer and baffling. I’ve never seen such hatred and sheer unadulterated malice leveled at any public person, including Nixon and Bush. This goes beyond reason.

Include President Bush.

You said my sentiments better than I have ever done. What we need is for SOMEONE in the public eye, or a few someones, to repeat what you have said above, several public times. The general public needs to hear that the hatred and malice leveled at her, when she has committed no heinous act, is unprecedented, and they need to think about WHY that is, and what our "media" might really be.

35 posted on 01/15/2011 7:52:57 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

“What we need is for SOMEONE in the public eye, or a few someones, to repeat...”

Oh dear. No one will. I know several on the left who are appalled at the Bolsheviks’ tactics, but they won’t endanger themselves or their positions, and some have high positions to lose.


36 posted on 01/15/2011 7:56:39 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: OpusatFR

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703766704576009322838245628.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/252477/midterms-lessons-learned-and-way-forward-sarah-palin

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/252715/palin-bernanke-cease-and-desist-robert-costa

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/13/AR2009071302852.html

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/255568/senate-republicans-vote-no-new-start-sarah-palin

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-12-22-column22_ST2_N.htm


37 posted on 01/15/2011 8:00:43 AM PST by Anamnesis
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To: Bigtigermike

One thing that makes Palin such a standout is the difference between her and her potential rivals for the GOP presidential nomination. As a group, they remind me of the talked-about-but-never-seen character “Mr. Loopner” from the Todd and Lisa skits on the original SNL:

[ Mr. DiLaBounta and Mrs. Loopner re-enter with some glasses of Tang ]

Lisa Loopner: You know, Marshall, as a single parent, I’ve had to be both a mother and father to Lisa.

Todd: You’ve done a terrific job, Mrs. Loopner.

Mrs. Loopner: Oh, thank you, Todd!

Mr. DiLaBounta: Uh, Enid.. I hope this isn’t indelicate, but.. [ picks his nose ] ..how did Mr. Loopner pass away?

Mrs. Loopner: Oh.. he was born without a spine. It was always just a matter of time.

Mr. DiLaBounta: What did he do for a living?

Mrs. Loopner: Oh, didn’t you know? He invented the Slinky.

Lisa Loopner: Yeah.. unfortunately, he didn’t call it the Slinky, and he didn’t patent it. But he sued the Slinky people for $5 million.. and lost.

[ they laugh ]

Todd: Good Tang!

- JP


38 posted on 01/15/2011 8:05:52 AM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: RED SOUTH; OpusatFR
Or for that matter , read America By Heart.

I'm reading America By Heart now. It's a whole book of position papers.

Of course, I've also read most of the 297 articles that Sarah Palin has written in the past two years, on every major issue facing the USA and the world, some published in various MSM news outlets, and all preserved on her Facebook Notes page.

PalinTV - In Her Own Words. Unfiltered. has hundreds of speeches and video clips wherein Palin addresses just about anything anyone could want to know about her views on anything.

The Policy & Issues section of the PalinTV.com site has 42 separate pages on Sarah Palin's positions on policy and issues.

All this, in addition to Going Rogue and America By Heart, is still just not enough. I'm looking forward to hearing more from and about Sarah Palin.

Perhaps after eight years as President, we'll know a little more about this mystery woman, her vision for the future of the USA, and maybe some hint of her positions on various political issues.

39 posted on 01/15/2011 8:11:47 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Bigtigermike

I said it on another thread on here.....she may be the next POTUS. This hit on her will backfire. I love her and I must say at times she’s sounded shrill in her delivery but this time she was soft-spoken and as usual, direct and to the point. I loved that speech and that speech may be a turning point for her. IMHO.....:)


40 posted on 01/15/2011 8:13:20 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: OpusatFR
Palin has done op-eds and will do more as issues arise. She has been right on target with economic analysis and on energy she is more knowledgeable than anyone in Washington today. On foreign policy she is a defense hawk, and that is the most essential thing a president needs to be. On lesser isssues of diplomacy and foreign policy she knows as much as any other candidate, and including the current usurper.
41 posted on 01/15/2011 8:21:05 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dawgreg

I always thought that she would be the next President out of the bunch currently on the list of potentials - she has too much dynamics about her that separates her from the rest of the pack; having said that I do believe that this event ( Tucson shooting libel )has altered and opened the eyes of many sitting on the fence and that this could the moment that things start to break in her favor


42 posted on 01/15/2011 8:22:31 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: IM2MAD
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

It's a different time with different issues.

43 posted on 01/15/2011 8:24:38 AM PST by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: rabidralph
Gov. Palin is learning how to communicate with the public, without the media filter and interference. She can say what she wants on Facebook, release a video on YouTube, all without buying airtime on an alphabet channel, nor being interrogated by hostile journalists with their confused face reaction shots. There will be plenty of time for those encounters when the time is right, but for now, Gov. Palin is taking charge of her image and her quotes and people can see what she's about without the media telling us what she's about...

Well said.

44 posted on 01/15/2011 8:26:14 AM PST by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: RED SOUTH; OpusatFR
Of course, no one is really going to take this silly woman seriously until she has single-handedly founded and successfully run:

Oh yeah, she can catch fish, but can she take a couple of them and feed the 5000s???

45 posted on 01/15/2011 8:27:44 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: OpusatFR
It’s queer and baffling. I’ve never seen such hatred and sheer unadulterated malice leveled at any public person, including Nixon and Bush. This goes beyond reason.

She represents not just an obstacle to their political plans,
but, more dangerously, a living 'refudiation' of their world.

46 posted on 01/15/2011 8:35:05 AM PST by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: All

The “Wilding” of Sarah Palin

(must read)

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/11/the_wilding_of_sarah_palin.html


47 posted on 01/15/2011 8:47:11 AM PST by ak267
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To: Bigtigermike
She's inevitable.

ineluctable

48 posted on 01/15/2011 8:53:49 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: The Comedian

The NYT today: “There was a giddy, almost punch-drunk excitement on the left.” (right after the shooting)


49 posted on 01/15/2011 8:57:49 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: OpusatFR
I'd like to read some position papers from her though, rather than anecdotal writings.

A good place to start is by reading her books, Going Rogue and America at Heart.

50 posted on 01/15/2011 9:01:08 AM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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