Skip to comments.Don't run, GOP voters tell Sarah Palin (According to CBS Poll)
Posted on 06/10/2011 9:35:20 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
As Sarah Palin toys with running for the US presidency, voters have apparently made up their minds for her.
A new CBS News opinion poll shows 66 per cent do not want the former Republican vice-presidential candidate to enter the White House race.
Most informative for Ms Palin's deliberations is a breakdown of the poll results indicating 54 per cent of Republican voters and 50 per cent of ultra-conservative Tea Party supporters do not want her to seek her party's nomination.
The former Alaskan governor, who attracts considerable publicity because of her unconventional style, public gaffes and charismatic appeal among some conservative voters, said months ago she would only run "if there's nobody else to do it". Dissatisfaction with a weak field of Republican contenders to match Democrat President Barack Obama has helped keep her name in the spotlight.
Ms Palin did nothing to discourage questions about her ambitions during a highly publicised "One Nation" bus tour of eastern US states over the past fortnight. The purpose of the tour has yet to be explained.
In a sign her campaign could be over even before it starts, only 34 per cent of Republican voters and 38 per cent of Tea Party supporters in the poll want Ms Palin to seek her party's nomination.
She faces renewed scrutiny overnight when more than 24,000 pages of emails she sent as Alaskan governor will be released almost three years after they were requested by journalists and local political activists.
With much criticism over her past administration in Alaska, there is intense speculation about the contents of six boxes of emails to be released.
Ms Palin is not the only troubled Republican. The White House campaign of former house Speaker Newt Gingrich collapsed yesterday when his campaign manager and senior strategists resigned en masse.
Dave Carney, an experienced Republican strategist who was among those to quit, said the walkout occurred after a meeting in which it was agreed Mr Gingrich lacked commitment and a vision for his campaign.
The last straw after weeks of disorganisation and a shortage of funds to cover high-paid staff appears to have been Mr Gingrich's decision to take his wife, Callista, on a two-week holiday in the Greek islands when his team wanted him on the campaign trail in Iowa.
In a Facebook posting, Mr Gingrich said he was committed to "a substantive, solutions-oriented campaign" and would launch it "anew" tomorrow.
The perils of Newt are almost forgotten on the under card.
I call bull****!!!
Why don't we just let the MSM choose the GOP candidate to run in the 2012 election. It worked last time, right?
Whatta load of krap...nothing hangs out on the CBS site but a bunch of commie cranks supporting Obamajad. Everything coming out of CBS is nothing but lies and the cranks telling each other how to multiple vote on their polls by cleaning out their cookies so the site won’t recognize all their prior votes....
CBS works for Obama. Whatever they say, conservatives should support the opposite.
yeah me too, this is a pre-emptive strike by Romney
They’re skeered of something.
I’m missing Fred Thompson already.
Ever see an old vampire movie where they react to the presence of a cross? Same principle here. Pure evil just cannot abide real Christianity.
My BS flag is flying high!
What CBS really means is don’t run Sarah because you’ll wipe the floor with Obama.
And one should believe these CBS poll results because....
Its no secret that the GOP elites would love to see conservatives go away. They despise us as much as rats.
The poll was *** fake but accurate ***
Courage CBS ... Courage.
But, let's leave Mitt Romney out of this.
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