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Poll postulates Palin popularity plunges precipitously
LOS ANGELES TIMES ^ | 12 AUGUST 2009 | LOS ANGELES TIMES

Posted on 08/12/2009 6:26:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

Sarah Palin, the wife of a popular Arctic snowmachine racer who also once served as Alaska's first female governor, seems to find her own popularity plummeting.

According to numbers atop a new poll by CNN/Opinion Research the popular hockey mom's favorable rating in a survey of at least 1,136 adult Americans has plunged seven points since May. A significant drop.

She went from 46% favorable down to 39% a few days after she experienced premature resignation and left office 17 months early to save Alaska from more partisan attacks on her. And, who knows, maybe plan some future political activity in other states.

Palin, who plucked Sen. John McCain from political obscurity in Arizona as her GOP presidential ticket running mate last summer, enjoyed her highest popularity right after a rousing speech at the Republican convention in early September. She was at 57% then, but much higher among Republicans and conservatives.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; palin
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Aw, come on!

The LA Times wouldn’t lie, would they?


51 posted on 08/12/2009 7:18:15 PM PDT by airborne (WAKE UP AMERICA! OR DIE IN YOUR SLEEP!)
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To: beckett

Far be it from us to wish you a long walk off a short pier.

They thought they had knocked her down. Then she gave her bear speech and came roaring after them.


52 posted on 08/12/2009 7:18:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat Party: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Aw, come on!

The LA Times wouldn’t lie, would they?


53 posted on 08/12/2009 7:18:44 PM PDT by airborne (WAKE UP AMERICA! OR DIE IN YOUR SLEEP!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A CNN poll!? ROTFLMAO!!! Now that’s funny. You’re never going to see the truth in a state run CNN poll. CNN “polls” are for instructional purposes only. They are meant to tell the dumbasses in this country what to think.


54 posted on 08/12/2009 7:20:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Leave beckett alone! He has his sensors wired to Sarah Palin at all times! He knows what he's talking about!

55 posted on 08/12/2009 7:23:57 PM PDT by Wardenclyffe
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To: doc1019
A pox on polls that postulate Palin popularity plunging precipitously. ;-)

I'll have to remember that one ...


56 posted on 08/12/2009 7:24:50 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: doc1019
Perturbed publication pushing precipitous Palin popularity plunge presumes public presidential preference prematurely.
57 posted on 08/12/2009 7:41:16 PM PDT by boatbums (Pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life!)
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To: beckett
So now Palin fans have constructed an alternate universe in which she did not quit her job, a job she was solemnly sworn to fulfill?

But she resigned though, where in that oath did it say she has to serve out the entire term? As opposed to having her criss-cross the country while collecting a check as Governor? Which option do you think is more honorable?

There was a time when conservatives could be counted upon to think clearly and critically on matters of moral obligation

In her case, which she did. She put the people of her state ahead of whatever future ambitions she may have had and gracefully stepped down. Again, as opposed to just "milking it" and gaming the system. A politician who steps down to fight for what's right. When was the last time you heard of that?

even if it requires a silly, weak, dishonest and disjointed resignation speech that basically sold out the conservative principles of perseverance, courage, honesty and fortitude.

She served with honor and integrity, she stepped down for the good of the state. You conveniently forget that she resigned from the state energy commission when she saw corruption. She could have easily stayed and looked the other way but she took on the corruption.

She’s a pitbull with lipstick. Uh-huh. Right. Keep on telling yourself that.

Yes, she is. For a private citizen, she continues to get massive media coverage and has a huge grassroots following. Name another Republican that has what she has.

I see a train wreck approaching for Palin, not a triumphant march to the White House.

That's just your opinion. Remember, that she's not a declared candidate of any sorts, so speculation about her chances in 2012 are moot at this point. I'll say this: I support her goals of bringing back government to the people and whatever else she does.

58 posted on 08/12/2009 7:46:44 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: rebuildus
You know, I was also stunned to read that line. That's how they write about women in the Italian stampa. In reporting the recount in 2000, they said, "The always heavily made-up Katherine Harris ......." When Sharapova became the second youngest ever female player to win Wimbledon, they said, "The body of a top model ........." They are just absurd. So, even if I'm speaking English, I refer to them as the stampa, not the Italian press. With this as the first line in the article, the LA Times has changed from a newspaper to a giornale.

Ciao ciao LA Times.


59 posted on 08/12/2009 7:48:46 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (So how about, in honor of the American soldier, ya quit making things up? - Gov. Palin)
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To: Finalapproach29er
Another comparison of Reagan to Palin! It's just staggering nonsense. I not only lived through Reagan's great triumph as president of the United States, I've been a student of his life for decades. Sarah Palin, to paraphrase Larry Holmes, couldn't carry Ronald Reagan's bowl of jellybeans.

In a million years Reagan would never have dreamed of walking out on a job he took an oath to fulfill. In fact, the contrast between Reagan and Palin goes directly to my point in an earlier post. Palin conservatives appear unable to think clearly about moral obligation, an inability which Reagan never suffered for one minute of his life.

60 posted on 08/12/2009 7:49:31 PM PDT by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: beckett
Enjoy your BO CARE! That's the train wreck you see. Sarah's one smart woman and you obviously can't handle it! LOL! Did you pee in your pants when you saw a Sarah thread and just had to stop by?

Bravo to Sarah!
61 posted on 08/12/2009 7:49:51 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( !!)
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To: doc1019
A pox on polls that postulate Palin popularity plunging precipitously. ;-)

You're obviously a tad p-ed off...

62 posted on 08/12/2009 7:50:32 PM PDT by sourcery (Obama Lied. The Economy Died!)
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To: boatbums

Personal prudence prevents prolonging perpetual pronouncement pertaining previous proclamations. ;-)


63 posted on 08/12/2009 7:53:25 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama? Not so much.)
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To: beckett
Palin’s fifteen minutes are up.

I'm sure we'll all be spending quite a bit time discussing the popularity of someone "whose fifteen minutes are up."

If you really feel it needs to be said, it can't be true.

64 posted on 08/12/2009 7:54:10 PM PDT by sourcery (Obama Lied. The Economy Died!)
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To: Callahan

Pusillanimous publishers print pugilistic Palin piece.


65 posted on 08/12/2009 7:54:26 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (So how about, in honor of the American soldier, ya quit making things up? - Gov. Palin)
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To: beckett
sold out the conservative principles of perseverance, courage, honesty and fortitude.

LOL. Palin has more of these qualities in her little finger than all the toady politicians combined. She has just taken ownership of the Health Reform issue while many of the "leaders" were quibbling or hiding.

66 posted on 08/12/2009 7:59:35 PM PDT by Kells
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To: doc1019

Peachy! :)


67 posted on 08/12/2009 8:01:01 PM PDT by boatbums (Pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life!)
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To: boatbums

I take my hat off to you, sir.


68 posted on 08/12/2009 8:01:20 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (So how about, in honor of the American soldier, ya quit making things up? - Gov. Palin)
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To: boatbums

I kowtow to the master. ROFLMAO!


69 posted on 08/12/2009 8:06:02 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama? Not so much.)
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To: absalom01
This piece is just bizarre.
"Palin, who plucked Sen. John McCain from political obscurity in Arizona as her GOP presidential ticket running mate last summer,..."

These people are psychopaths...

70 posted on 08/12/2009 8:06:27 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: beckett
Bug Out Doug
71 posted on 08/12/2009 8:33:18 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (War is fought by human beings. - Carl von Clausewitz in On War)
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To: boatbums

Re: #57 - I think you need to fit the word “poltroon” in there somewhere.


72 posted on 08/12/2009 8:41:47 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: beckett

All right. So who do you favor?


73 posted on 08/12/2009 8:44:20 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

From the LA Times...are they still in business(chuckle). The same people who called O “the magic negro”. The same people who withheld the videotape of O at a party for a terrorist in Chicago, where there was a dance troop of muslim boys who did a dance simulating beheadings of Americans and Jews. The LA Times....blech! Only good for lining small pet cages to catch the doo doo.

All the libs are still agitated by Sarah, and that can only mean they fear her. The grassroots support for her is astounding. She is us, we are her. It’s about time we could vote for someone like us instead of an elite blowhard who never had a real job. Someone who has gotten their hands dirty doing real work. Someone brave enough to field dress a moose. She’s got more brass than half the men in the country. Liberal men know that. They tremble at the thought of her as president. She is on a mission from God. Where He will take her is anyone’s guess, but she is going someplace important to our Republic. To the White House Sarah! To the White House!


74 posted on 08/12/2009 8:52:24 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("I am Sarah Palin.")
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To: Callahan

Thanks for the heads up. I didn’t read the source, just went off half-cocked on a rant. Oh well. The headline and the main paragraphs of the article is all most people would see. If his point is that this is bunk, the writer needs to get to the point right away.


75 posted on 08/12/2009 8:58:32 PM PDT by dannyboy72a (The President of the United States should not be selling me insurance or lightbulbs)
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To: Charles Martel

The noun or adjective? ;)


76 posted on 08/12/2009 8:59:55 PM PDT by boatbums (Pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life!)
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To: beckett
Palin’s fifteen minutes are up.

In your dreams, and Obama's, as well. Your saying so, doesn't make it so. When did you get the title of "American Electorate Spokesperson"? She's not going anywhere but up!

Sarah Palin, excerpted from 2008 Convention speech-

"* This is a man [Barack Obama] who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word “victory” except when he’s talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed … when the roar of the crowd fades away … when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent’s plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger … take more of your money … give you more orders from Washington … and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. ...

Click Pic for SarahPac!

77 posted on 08/12/2009 9:09:58 PM PDT by WVKayaker (God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.-D.Webster)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A CNN poll, wow, they probably polled those who work for CNN. May as well post a poll regarding Palin run by the reliable pollster David Axelrod.


78 posted on 08/12/2009 9:41:33 PM PDT by euram
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To: dannyboy72a
His point was that cnn buried the 6.6 margin of error at the very end, so did the same.

Oh, those sneaky medias, leaving such info till the end of the story like that. And this.

79 posted on 08/12/2009 9:52:00 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

fervent fear of that fearless femme fosters false fantasies of her falling fame.


80 posted on 08/12/2009 10:01:30 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Why Does Obama Want Health Care in 4 Weeks When it Took Him 6 Months to Pick a Dog?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Interesting to note that in the 13 1/2 hours since this article was published, there have been 0 comments on the Slimes site, while on F.R. there have been over 80 comments in roughly 2 1/2 hours. F.R Rocks!.
81 posted on 08/12/2009 11:32:41 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
One of my favorite Palin speeches from the campaign. Inspirational.

Palin2012, Restore American Liberty

Liberalism = Steal, Kill, Destroy = Barry

Conservatism = Life, Life more abundantly, Freedom = Sarah

No contest!

82 posted on 08/13/2009 4:35:51 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: boatbums
The noun or adjective? ;)

I was thinking of the (plural) noun, but I trust your abilities - use whichever you think fits the best. :-)

83 posted on 08/13/2009 4:44:14 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Charles Martel
Ok, here goes:

Publishing poltroons pretend public political preoccupation pertaining pulchritudinous Palin.

84 posted on 08/13/2009 11:10:04 AM PDT by boatbums (Pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life!)
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To: boatbums

Nicely done.


85 posted on 08/13/2009 11:29:30 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The way things are going, Sarah Palin will soon have more fans on Facebook than the LA Times will have readers.

Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it, LA Times.
86 posted on 08/13/2009 11:34:10 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sarah Palin will soon have more fans on Facebook than most major newspapers have readers.)
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To: Charles Martel

Thank you, thank you very much! Viva la Free Republic!


87 posted on 08/13/2009 11:39:45 AM PDT by boatbums (Pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Obama was at 65-29 in May, now he’s at 53-40 in Gallup. His decline is even worse in Rasmussen. If Palin’s decline is a serious drop, then what is Obama’s? SO far he’s worse at this point than W, Bush41, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, LBJ, Kennedy, Ike, basically every President ever except Clinton. Way to go, Barry.


88 posted on 08/13/2009 8:33:34 PM PDT by jeltz25
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