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Sarah Palin Would Win Senate Nomination: Poll
The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2013, 02:10PM | By Ben Wolfgang

Posted on 05/13/2013 2:33:52 PM PDT by drewh

The Lower 48 may not have seen the last of Sarah Palin.

The controversial ex-Alaska governor and former Republican vice presidential candidate is her party’s top choice in the upcoming race for the U.S. Senate, according to a new Harper Polling survey.

The poll found that, among likely Republican primary voters in the state, Mrs. Palin would take 32 percent of the vote. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell is right on her heels with 30 percent, while former Senate candidate and tea party favorite Joe Miller comes in third with 24 percent the vote.

But 14 percent of the Republican primary electorate remains undecided, the poll says, meaning the contest could turn out dramatically different than the Harper survey now suggests.

Mrs. Palin’s favorability rating also is the highest of the three potential candidates. More than 60 percent of Alaska Republicans have a favorable opinion of her, while 30 percent harbor unfavorable feelings toward her. Mr. Miller and Mr. Treadwell have favorability ratings of 49 percent and 54 percent, respectively.

The winner of next year’s Republican primary will square off in November 2014 against first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who replaced the late Sen. Ted Stevens. Mr. Begich is considered a top target by GOP strategists in the midterm elections.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: ladyfromwasilla; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 05/13/2013 2:33:52 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
Sarah Palin Would Win Senate Presidential Nomination: Poll

Fixed it.

2 posted on 05/13/2013 2:35:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: drewh

Not very convincing number, to me.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 2:37:25 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: drewh

“Tea Party favorite” Joe Miller? Um, heh... somebody missed the last six years.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 2:38:07 PM PDT by glock rocks ("If not us, who? If not now, when?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: drewh
Miller probably draws from her numbers. That;s like asking who your favorite President is, Reagan, Washington, or FDR. Drop Reagan or Washington to make it a two man race and it's a landslide.

Although I heard somewhere Miller was dissapointing?

5 posted on 05/13/2013 2:41:54 PM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: drewh; Norm Lenhart; onyx; Jim Robinson

Lessee heah... Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, ... ,

Sounds good to me.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 2:43:19 PM PDT by glock rocks ("If not us, who? If not now, when?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 05/13/2013 2:43:30 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

This Senate thing is a conspiracy to de-claw her, to clear the way for some putz like Jeb or Rubio. She will not fall for it, but it is a bit discouraging to see the Wash. Times signing onto it.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 2:44:49 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Don’t know about that. If she runs and wins the Senate seat, she will be in a better position to run for President. Like BO did.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 2:47:26 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Jeb, Rubio, or Hillary!


10 posted on 05/13/2013 2:48:03 PM PDT by glock rocks ("If not us, who? If not now, when?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: drewh

Disappointed the Wash. Times used negative adjective in a news report on fmr gov Palin.

Run Sarah Run! For senate or the presidency!


11 posted on 05/13/2013 2:49:01 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

I don’t see a downside here for Sarah. At the very worst she loses a hotly contested primary that is airtight close


12 posted on 05/13/2013 2:49:28 PM PDT by drewh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gotta make ya wonder doesn’t it? At one point SP’s popularity in Alaska was in the weeds mimicking the lower 48 numbers. After 4 1/2 years of Dems/Obama her boat is floating again in Alaska. I’ll bet her boat has water under the keel down here too.....

two questions

Enough water?

Will she want to take advantage of it this election cycle...

Opinion. Being a Senator is the wrong position for a strong leader like Palin...... Being 1 of 100 does not suit her talents which are executive in nature.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 2:50:41 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gotta make ya wonder doesn’t it? At one point SP’s popularity in Alaska was in the weeds mimicking the lower 48 numbers. After 4 1/2 years of Dems/Obama her boat is floating again in Alaska. I’ll bet her boat has water under the keel down here too.....

two questions

Enough water?

Will she want to take advantage of it this election cycle...

Opinion. Being a Senator is the wrong position for a strong leader like Palin...... Being 1 of 100 does not suit her talents which are executive in nature.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 2:50:41 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Do the moonies still own the Washington Times?


15 posted on 05/13/2013 2:51:14 PM PDT by glock rocks ("If not us, who? If not now, when?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Forty-Niner

oops!


16 posted on 05/13/2013 2:54:04 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: Forty-Niner

C’mon Alaskans: do a favor for the rest of America and nominate her.

TC


17 posted on 05/13/2013 3:00:02 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Forty-Niner

Palin should Chair a National Organization ala Elizabeth Dole with the Red Cross before she should step into that snakepit.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 3:12:45 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: drewh

I think she would suffer a huge pay cut and have to live in DC too much...
She has a special-needs kid who she might think will need financial support later in life...


19 posted on 05/13/2013 3:21:36 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

She would have a great health care plan in Congress...


20 posted on 05/13/2013 3:23:17 PM PDT by drewh
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To: ez

So how’d that work out for Dole?

Hint Palin isn’t a RINO like Dole....


21 posted on 05/13/2013 3:34:16 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: drewh

Meh....


22 posted on 05/13/2013 3:35:13 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Forty-Niner
Good. She became Senator later on. And yes, she was a RINO.Sarah could keep a National profile like Wayne LaPierre or Ralph Reed with the right group.
23 posted on 05/13/2013 3:36:40 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: glock rocks

Gang of Eight vs Fantastic Four?


24 posted on 05/13/2013 3:50:41 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: glock rocks
Lessee heah... Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, ... ,
Sounds good to me.

Sounds good to me, too!

25 posted on 05/13/2013 3:52:01 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: drewh

I’d take her in the Senate. She’d drive Reid nuts.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 3:52:43 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: drewh

Oh, I’d love to see her in the Senate. May it be so!

I’d love to see her as President, too, but think it may be advantageous for her to have national office and coverage for 6-12 years, first.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 3:55:38 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Forty-Niner

If she wants to avoid fading from the political scene (and maybe she’s ok with that), she needs to jump on this opportunity. Miller is not going to run again.


28 posted on 05/13/2013 4:04:56 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama Denied ->Americans Died ->Hillary Lied ->the Media Complied.)
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To: RginTN

I would love to see the team of Palin, Cruz, Rand and Lee take on the power of Harry Reed. (If harry is still speaker) We need her in Washington DC! There she can call out the Obama Machine.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 4:14:59 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: MattinNJ

>>>>Although I heard somewhere Miller was dissapointing?<<<

I live in Alaska, and you heard right. Miller lost the race through his own inept campaigning. I don’t like Lisa Murkowski much, but from an academic viewpoint, her write-in campaign was a masterpiece campaign that will be studied for generations to come. She managed to overcome very long odds, cobbled together a coalition of unlikely support, used the media like a pro to teach people (literally) how to do the write-in ballot, and had a number of advertisements that were beautifully constructed. Miller didn’t know what hit him.

Palin is reviled by the scattering of leftists here (there are some, especially in Los Anchorage), but she would run a great campaign. Begich is currently running ads telling us how conservative he is, which is like me claiming that I’m a trim and muscular dude who can run a 6-minute mile. Yeah, so it was 30 years ago. It was true once. :)


30 posted on 05/13/2013 5:30:52 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
I would love to see the team of Palin, Cruz, Rand and Lee take on the power of Harry Reed. (If harry is still speaker) We need her in Washington DC! There she can call out the Obama Machine

The GOP leadership in DC definitely needs a purging. Having Palin, Cruz, Rand and Lee as Senate leaders would be an epic gamechanger. Ofcourse the Left would go even more insane than they already are if that happens.

31 posted on 05/13/2013 6:20:04 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: ez

Why would she want to marginalize herself by associating with advocacy groups like those?

Think bigger, I’m sure Palin is.


32 posted on 05/13/2013 7:43:38 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: cookcounty

To repeat. Becoming a Senator is a step backwards for Palin.....not a step up or forward. So far she seems to be following Ronnie Reagan’s path by speaking up on issues and building up support among pols seeking political office, thereby earning chits that can be redeemed at a later date.
Seeking a senatorial office would detract from those efforts even if she never again runs for an executive elective office.

You seem to misunderstand that her motivation is the not in a desperate bid for gaining personal power, but in helping the nation/population....are you intentionally trying to derail Palin? It sure seems like you are....

Your basic premise is wrong.
Sarah Palin is in no danger of fading from the National political scene....even Bronco Bama reacts to her tweets. She’s hardly the insignificant personage you seem to want her to be, while warning she will become if she doesn’t seek some minor/distracting political position.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 8:07:09 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: redpoll

Ha! Thanks for the info. I would love to see Sarah in the Senate. It would be awesome.


34 posted on 05/14/2013 11:42:42 AM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Think like the average American, and not like a FReeper. Her brand needs repackaging.


35 posted on 05/14/2013 1:47:54 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: drewh
The problem is if she won, how could she possibly look herelf in the eye again after gushing about "My good friends across the aisle..."?
36 posted on 05/14/2013 2:48:05 PM PDT by Gritty (The Constitution's purpose is to insulate personal freedom from a lust for power-Judge A. Napolitano)
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To: drewh

We must draft, nominate and elect Sarah Palin president in the most crushing tidal wave of enthusiastic good judgment ever seen in the history of this nation. With that one bold move we will accomplish the dual goals of seeing America led by the greatest natural born leader in our generation, even as we witness the final implosion and last agonized shrieks of our endlessly lying extreme left loonies. Their entire movement, from the fabricated attacks on Bush beginning with ‘Blood For Oil’ to the crammed-down-our-gullets lies of Obamacare and the Shovel Ready Stimulus, have been nothing but one vile deceit heaped upon another. Such an absolute inability to deal in the truth or to face the facts of our situation and its solutions only proves that there is simply no place at the grown-ups’ table for these diseased sputa. Good riddance to rubes and bad rubbish. Time to usher in the American Renaissance, carried in on the invigoratingly freshening breeze of President Sarah Palin.


37 posted on 05/14/2013 5:18:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: ez

Sorry but I think there are better ways to increase popular support than what you are suggesting,

Both Nixon and Ronnie Reagan didn’t fall into the types of sidelining positions you are promoting. And yes they are sidelining, meant only to marginalize her from being the relevant person she is (whether you love her, hate her or fall somewhere in between one thing everyone does, even “average Americans” is listen to her.)


38 posted on 05/14/2013 6:08:43 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Reagan was President of the Screen Actor’s Guild before he was Governor.

We can agree to disagree. I think she needs a job to help her image...President of a University ala Condi Rice perhaps. C’est la vie.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 6:10:40 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Exactly.

Though I wouldn’t blame her if she did run for this, I sort of hope she keeps open 2016.

Just saying.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 6:13:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: ez

Yes, Ronnie was a Union President before he was governor.... but afterwards he like Sarah, worked the speech trail to sharpen his message and increase his viability/viability....something taking some sort of sidelining job won’t do.

Sarah needs no advice from you or I or anyone else in the peanut gallery. If she did, she wouldn’t be the person I think she is.


41 posted on 05/14/2013 6:21:36 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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