Skip to comments.Sarah Palin loses ground within GOP: Is 2012 campaign doomed?
Posted on 06/09/2011 1:20:35 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K
DES MOINESSarah Palin says George Washington is her favorite founder because he was reluctant to serve but answered the call of duty. She likes to think of herself this way, answering the needs of a clamoring electorate. That is part of the cinematic beauty of her bus tour: The crowds that greet her can represent that call to take up their standard and head into presidential battle on their behalf.
There's only one problem: The call isn't coming. That's the clear message in a new CBS News poll of the Republican field. Taken after the Palin bus tour started rolling, it asked Republicans whether Palin should run. By a 20-point margin (54 percent to 34 percent), Republicans said she should not run. Among Tea Party supporters, where Palin has her strongest following, she is also waved off against a run. Half say she should not run; 38 percent say she should. That isn't so much a referendum on her bus tour as it is a sign that the entire months-long Palin flirtation with the presidency is not creating an appetite.
The biggest challenge to a Palin candidacy has always been that her image within her own party has been getting worse. (If she can't improve among her friends, she isn't going to improve in the wider circle of voters). Some 36 percent of Republican voters have an unfavorable view of her, compared with the 37 percent that have a favorable view. Her favorability rating has declined since April.
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Shut up CBS! Go back to doctoring documents, you know, something you are good at.
Paging Dan Rather.
Dan Rather, line 3 please
Oh, well, this is at least the 137th time she’s been doomed in the media, but for some reason they’re still writing about her.
What campaign??? She hasn’t said she is running. Gingrich, on the other hand...go pick on him.
One way to slant a poll is to simply raise a question. Half the people figure the question must be legitimate or they wouldn’t be asking. Such is the case with asking whether Palin should run or if they would in any circumstances ever vote for her, etc.. The assumption left to the respondent in this situation is always that there’s an issue about her.
Do that 20 times over with each result widely reported in the news and popular opinion is widely swayed. Not that she can’t sway it back again, but the media have had an effect.
This doesn’t even make sense. I know that interview about George Washington (it was with Glenn Beck). She admired him for going back to Mt. Vernon after his service and becoming a private citizen. Very worthy and one of the reasons Washington is my personal favorite. Lies and distortion are NOT going to work.
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So tomorrow they tell us why Romney is our National Savior?
Guess we can even expect Katie to return to the nightly news gig too.
The No-leg media, aka totally lame, strikes again.
What actual Republican would bother with anything CBS does? It should be amongst RINOS.
“Sarah Palin loses ground within GOP: Is 2012 campaign doomed?”
How could something that never existed be doomed?
You forgot to add the author and that it is from Slate.
She’s been doomed for the last 3 years according to the progressive lamestream media..they want Romney to get the nomination SO badly
Those guys at CBS and Yahoo really gotta' coordinate their stuff with the rest of the DNC mouthpieces first ~ otherwise we will catch on to their lies entirely too quickly!~
Sal Alinsky - the jig is up! We’re onto your tactics liberals in the LSM! IT ISN’T GOING TO WORK THIS TIME - GOT IT!
cBS must have the wrong person. I think they meant Gingrich.
Afterall his entire staff quit today.
I bet u won’t see him on Hannity anytime soon.
Why are they so afraid of Palin? I think we all know.
“How could something that never existed be doomed?’
When you are trembling with fear like CBS, lots of things
MSM lies are compounded by their desperation.