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60% Say Palin Run Would Hurt the GOP
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9/2/11 | Rasmussen

Posted on 09/02/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT by CA Conservative

A plurality (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that Palin will enter the presidential race, but that includes only 13% who feel it’s Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% think a Palin bid is unlikely, but just five percent (5%) say it’s Not At All Likely. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Only 18% of voters think it would be good for Republicans if Palin entered the race. Sixty percent (60%) say it would be bad for the party, while 11% predict it would have no impact. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.

Even most Republicans (52%) believe it would be bad for the GOP if Palin threw her hat in the ring, a view shared by 74% of Democrats and 54% of voters not affiliated with either major party.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; clearingforromney; distraction; feminism; gop; palin; palin2012; pds; runsarahrun; sarahpalin; smellthefear; whitenoise
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"Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters say the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate is not qualified to be president. Twenty-eight percent (28%) disagree and say she is qualified for the job, while another 11% are not sure. These views are largely unchanged in surveys since June of last year."

"But as in most questions about Palin, there’s a noticeable partisan divide. A plurality (48%) of Republicans says she is qualified for the White House. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Democrats and 55% of unaffiliated voters say she isn’t."

"Thirty-nine percent (39%) of voters nationwide hold at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Palin, with 12% Very Favorable. Fifty-eight percent (58%) view her unfavorably, including 40% with a Very Unfavorable opinion."

1 posted on 09/02/2011 12:33:42 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: CA Conservative
"These views are largely unchanged in surveys since June of last year."

Doesn't seem like she has move the needle much in the last year.

2 posted on 09/02/2011 12:35:00 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: CA Conservative

100% of me doesn’t give a rats @ss what the masses think...they elected the idiot in office now.


3 posted on 09/02/2011 12:35:31 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: CA Conservative

“a view shared by 74% of Democrats”

Why would I give a rat’s ass of what the Dumocraps think?


4 posted on 09/02/2011 12:36:11 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: CA Conservative

Lots of advice. I think I’ll still wait to see what the Gov’s plans really are. I really want to see her as Perry’s Secretary of Energy.


5 posted on 09/02/2011 12:36:30 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: CA Conservative

She’s failed to repair her reputation and image at all with the general public. Defeated.


6 posted on 09/02/2011 12:36:37 PM PDT by rjeffries
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To: FightforFreedomCA

“100% of me doesn’t give a rats @ss what the masses think...they elected the idiot in office now”.

...ditto on that! Couldn’t have said it better.


7 posted on 09/02/2011 12:37:17 PM PDT by albie
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To: CA Conservative

Not qualified? Does that make a difference? Every Republican candidate and near-candidate is better qualified by far than the present occupant (and vice-occupant) of the Oval Office.


8 posted on 09/02/2011 12:38:01 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: FightforFreedomCA

I’m not even a Palin supporter and I want her to run just because she would do serious damage to the two silken haired RINO “front runners”.


9 posted on 09/02/2011 12:39:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: CA Conservative

These are all leading/misleading push-poll questions that aren’t asked of any other candidates.

The GOP trying to push Palin out, because the race is otherwise down to two go-along/get-along RINOs—Romney and Perry.


10 posted on 09/02/2011 12:39:59 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: CA Conservative

You can smell the fear from the Perry Apologists.


11 posted on 09/02/2011 12:40:07 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: CA Conservative
They must be polling those "Inside Republicans' I keep hearing about who don't like the T.E.A. Party, Sarah Palin,Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry.

Dang, who did I leave out?

12 posted on 09/02/2011 12:40:07 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Genoa
Not qualified? Does that make a difference? Every Republican candidate and near-candidate is better qualified by far than the present occupant (and vice-occupant) of the Oval Office.

I just posted the poll, I didn't put it together. But after Obambi, I think voters might be inclined to look a little closer at qualifications this time around - once burned, twice shy, as they say. I think that is the same hurdle Bachmann and Cain would have to overcome.

13 posted on 09/02/2011 12:40:45 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: CA Conservative

geez! Can we have one more poll on Palin. Call me crazy but poll after poll... Palin Bad. MSM putting out confusing and disorganized agenda on Palin and the tea party speech making her seem “Not qualified” for dog catcher. Pisses me off, regardless if she runs or not.


14 posted on 09/02/2011 12:41:00 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: CA Conservative

15 posted on 09/02/2011 12:41:03 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: CA Conservative

Rasmussen has been working hard to discourage Palin and her supporters.


16 posted on 09/02/2011 12:42:02 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy; American in Israel; Bikkuri; texassonofww11vet; MarkAmerica; sillsfan; duckman; ..
(((((PING)))))

More worthless poll nonsense.

17 posted on 09/02/2011 12:44:51 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: CA Conservative

What I can’t get over is the pathetic begging for her, an insignificant, polarizing has-been, whom everyone just knows isn’t going to run, to please, pretty please stay out of our nice safe race. Almost as if they think there are just too many of us out there who didn’t get the memo and might really mess things up if we don’t fall in line. Resistance is futile. Etc. LOL!


18 posted on 09/02/2011 12:45:44 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: CA Conservative
The entire "Palin Thing" has become as destructive and divisive to the GOP as the "Tebow Thing" has become to the Denver Broncos.

It has gotten to the point that one Palin supporter actually posted on Free Republic yesterday, "If Sarah does not get it (the Presidency) Obama can have it."

I seriously doubt that Sarah will run and, in the interests of GOP harmony, I believe that Sarah will withhold any endorsement, as George W. Bush is withholding any endorsement, in the primaries.

I hope, however, that Sarah makes it clear to her supporters that the goal is to defeat Marxist Obama and not to tear the GOP apart.

19 posted on 09/02/2011 12:46:14 PM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: CA Conservative
The entire "Palin Thing" has become as destructive and divisive to the GOP as the "Tebow Thing" has become to the Denver Broncos.

It has gotten to the point that one Palin supporter actually posted on Free Republic yesterday, "If Sarah does not get it (the Presidency) Obama can have it."

I seriously doubt that Sarah will run and, in the interests of GOP harmony, I believe that Sarah will withhold any endorsement, as George W. Bush is withholding any endorsement, in the primaries.

I hope, however, that Sarah makes it clear to her supporters that the goal is to defeat Marxist Obama and not to tear the GOP apart.

20 posted on 09/02/2011 12:46:17 PM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: CA Conservative

I can’t imagine the media rancor ratcheting up any more than it already is. Someone else out there telling the truth is much needed.


21 posted on 09/02/2011 12:46:52 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: CA Conservative
I tend to trust Rasmussen but this far out from the first GOP primary and with the left having 3 straight years of bashing, mocking and declaring Sarah Palin 'stupid', unqualified' and 'unelectable', I'm not shocked by these results. However, in politics, nothing remains static. Sarah Palin has evolved into an astute political campaigner with sharp instincts. Although the leftmedia tries to define any conservative opinion as 'extreme', Sarah Palin's worldview is actually mainstream and will resonate with millions of Americans, once she begins campaigning. Palin is fearless and doesn't court the approval of The New York Times. She is authentic, honest and sincere with the ability to cut through the media BS and present herself and her proposals to the American voter in a convincing manner. Finally, Sarah Palin has charisma and can easily appeal to the average voter. The dedicated leftists will howl and whine about Palin but in the end, she'll prevail and a year from now, these poll results will be long forgotten as Palin surges toward the presidency.
22 posted on 09/02/2011 12:47:12 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: CA Conservative

Why would it hurt the Republican party? The process is open to anyone who wishes to partake—even Ron Paul.


23 posted on 09/02/2011 12:47:24 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: CA Conservative

In general when someone isn’t running for office the numbers simply don’t move. Why should they?


24 posted on 09/02/2011 12:47:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: CA Conservative

Really though.... Why would she want to run for POTUS? She can make loads more money on speaking engagements, Fox News etc. Why go through all that heck running and then if elected go through all that nonsense.


25 posted on 09/02/2011 12:48:23 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: Polybius
I hope, however, that Sarah makes it clear to her supporters that the goal is to defeat Marxist Obama and not to tear the GOP apart.

No Palin, no peace.

The GOP can go to hell.

26 posted on 09/02/2011 12:49:14 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: rintense; Al B.; sarah fan UK; Virginia Ridgerunner; gov_bean_ counter; Lakeshark; ...
GAME ON!

GO SARAH!



GOING ROGUE WITH PALIN!!


27 posted on 09/02/2011 12:49:18 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: TexasCajun

Perry is actually Romney’s “stalking horse”.


28 posted on 09/02/2011 12:49:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Polybius
Those are her intentions and have been from the start.

I still say she has her real eye on the Senate and running for Jon Kyle's seat when he resigns in 2012. Why else would she move into Arizona right down the road from McNuts?

29 posted on 09/02/2011 12:49:48 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Why would it hurt the Republican party? The process is open to anyone who wishes to partake—even Ron Paul.

Right on!

30 posted on 09/02/2011 12:50:06 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: max americana

I Never see a poll of anyone who thinks Chris Christie is qualified to be President..but they seem SO concerned if Sarah is going to run..I can give a rats behind what the Rat commie bastards think of her..all of these polls are all about trying to keep her out of the race, if she wants to run she is going to run..screw the polls


31 posted on 09/02/2011 12:51:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Time for a poll on how many Conservatives care about the GOP


32 posted on 09/02/2011 12:51:46 PM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Polybius
Oooh I'm shocked no one replied calling you a communist for not worshiping Sarah Palin.

I do think it is despicable that certain FReepers have stated they hope Obama wins if Sarah Palin doesn't run. If they are Christians they should read the Ten Commandments especially the one about worshiping false idols. But I'm sure they'd twist the words of Moses to state that back when he was around he supported Sarah Palin and knew only she could run otherwise a communist who is hell bent on destroying the country deserves to stay POTUS.

33 posted on 09/02/2011 12:52:17 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: CA Conservative
You don't understand. Sarah's negatives aren't through the roof, Rasmussen is in on the conspiracy to make Sarah look bad. So is everyone else.

Obama 50%, Palin 33% (Rasmussen - Aug, 2011)

41% of GOP primary voters and two thirds of all registered voters say there is no chance they would vote for Sarah Palin (Pew - Aug, 2011)

71% of Republicans and 66% of Tea Party supporters don't want Sarah Palin to run for president (Fox News - Sept, 2011)

34 posted on 09/02/2011 12:52:46 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Polybius

Keep wetting your panties, troll.

RUN SARAH RUN!


35 posted on 09/02/2011 12:53:13 PM PDT by onyx (Keep)
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To: Moleman
Really though.... Why would she want to run for POTUS? She can make loads more money on speaking engagements, Fox News etc. Why go through all that heck running and then if elected go through all that nonsense.

Because she's a patriot? Because she sees that the country is in trouble and she doesn't believe any of the other candidates will fix our problems? The mistake people make is in assuming she is motivated by money.

36 posted on 09/02/2011 12:53:45 PM PDT by Jess79
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To: Moleman
Uh, maybe because she is willing to make a sacrifice in order to serve her country?
37 posted on 09/02/2011 12:54:20 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Moleman
She can make loads more money on speaking engagements, Fox News etc. Why go through all that heck running and then if elected go through all that nonsense.

When are people going to realize that this deal is not about money for Palin, but about pulling the country back from the precipice and restoring it to its constitutional foundations.

This is precisely why the libs, the GOP-E, the PDS'ers, and the MSM don't understand her---they find it inconceivable that a politician such as Sarah could care less about getting rich and famous.

It's all about the country, damn it!!!

38 posted on 09/02/2011 12:54:23 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: CA Conservative

IT IS A PRIMARY! How could Palin running “hurt” the GOP?
The biggest vote getter, gets the nomination.
The wording of polls can manipulated the outcome. The only poll that counts is the tallying of votes, all the rest is nonsense.
As far as Palin being “qualified”, none of he best friends are known terrorists!
Rass’ is just like the rest, pushing an agenda.


39 posted on 09/02/2011 12:54:34 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: CA Conservative

I do not believe the polls. Even if accurate Sarah getting in would draw a lot of heat and the venomous media would be all over her convincing Libs that she is not good for them.

So what?

Who cares what they think?

Does Sarah speak truth and represent most of FR persons values?

I think that she does.


40 posted on 09/02/2011 12:56:01 PM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: CA Conservative
Personally, I'm a HUGE Sarah supporter and give regularly to her PAC.

However, I hope she doesn't run for two reasons:

1. It will be much easier for the ds to make this election about “The Republican is crazy or stupid or both.” (Yes, I know they're going to do that anyway, they have since at least Eisenhower, but they've already established their false claims.) We need this election to be about issues, size and scope of government, freedom and responsibility.

2. I think he talents would be MUCH better suited to be the Head of the RNC.

I'm not sold on Perry or Romney, but I'm not thinking Sarah is the answer either.

41 posted on 09/02/2011 12:56:27 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
No Palin, no peace.

The GOP can go to hell.

It is September 1st, the country is in its worst condition since the Civil War and you will only vote against Obama if Sarah Palin runs? If she were running one would think that September would be the latest someone would announce.

I'm on your ping list and quite frankly I am shocked you would say such a thing. No I don't support Romney nor Perry, I'm still supporting Bachmann and would support Sarah Palin, however, saying you'd rather have Obama if Sarah doesn't run is insane, I would expect more from you.

42 posted on 09/02/2011 12:56:47 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: CA Conservative

I worry that she may be getting pressure from
McCain to run. You know he is supporting fellow RINO Romney. Sarah might pull enough from Perry to let Romney sneek in.

I hope I’m wrong about her, but this is bothersome.


44 posted on 09/02/2011 12:57:31 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: CA Conservative
I despise the gop machine almost as much as I despise the dim machine... so I really do not care. The only thing worse than a republican party hack is a dim party hack... and the difference between them is becoming quite blurred. I do not believe this poll in the first place.

LLS

45 posted on 09/02/2011 12:59:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: SoConPubbie

You know if she doesn’t run, it’s gonna blow your cover.


46 posted on 09/02/2011 1:00:41 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: CA Conservative

Sarah will run when she’s ready!

When/if she does jump in to the fray, she will be a definite game changer to the gop!


47 posted on 09/02/2011 1:00:45 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Sarah!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx
Guys, you know how much I respect Sarah Palin and I've been praying she would run, but we are running out of time!!!

I know the easy response is "let them all fight first", Sarah Palin will need a TON of money in order to beat the Kenyan. We already know he plans on a billion dollar campaign.

I support Sarah just as much as you guys but I'm getting frustrated that we have heard nothing, money is vital in campaigns. You guys are vets here you know that.

In order for Sarah to beat Zero she needs to announce NOW!!!

48 posted on 09/02/2011 1:01:24 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: SouthDixie; Al B.
I believe Palin is being nothing but a political c*cktease now...since Alaska doesn’t have any specified deadline for filing a presidential ballot application, she can wax all the attention and money she wants any never announce anything.

Cue the Twilight Zone Music...lol.

49 posted on 09/02/2011 1:01:30 PM PDT by onyx (Keep)
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To: muawiyah
Perry is actually Romney’s “stalking horse”.

That's just flat out ridiculous!

50 posted on 09/02/2011 1:01:54 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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