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Poll: Obama beating Palin in Alaska
Politico ^ | 6/28/2011

Posted on 06/28/2011 4:59:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

A new statewide survey in Alaska shows President Obama beating Sarah Palin in her home state in a head-to-head matchup. Continue Reading

The poll, by Hayes Research Group, had a sample size of 500 likely voters and a 4.4-point margin-of-error.

Still, it showed Obama's support as stronger than Palin's in a horserace.

Some 34 percent said they felt "strong" in backing Obama, while 6 percent were "not so strong," and 2 percent were undecided but leaning toward him.

Palin, Alaska's former governor and the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, had 25 percent of likely voters saying they felt "strong" about supporting her, while 6 percent were "not so strong," and 5 percent were unsure but leaning toward her.

Still, there were a large number of undecided voters in the survey, with 7 percent saying they'd support another candidate, and 16 percent saying they remained undecided.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: obama; palin
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Has Palin actually become this unpopular in Alaska, or is this poll completely out of line with reality? Anyone in Alaska that can shed light on this?
1 posted on 06/28/2011 4:59:41 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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2 posted on 06/28/2011 5:01:16 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I get trashed for saying it, but Palin cannot beat Obama.


3 posted on 06/28/2011 5:01:29 PM PDT by RockinRight (Cain/Bachmann, Bachmann/Rubio, or, if you really want some fun, Cain/McCotter in 2012!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I don’t trust Politico.


4 posted on 06/28/2011 5:02:25 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Republican Wildcat

lebron not too popular in cleveland. see what i am saying?


5 posted on 06/28/2011 5:02:37 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Republican Wildcat

the only time a poll of 500 people matters is if there are only 1000 people to begin with


6 posted on 06/28/2011 5:02:47 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Palin Hate


7 posted on 06/28/2011 5:03:05 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

When reading “poll results,” it’s always best to keep in mind the old, old apothegm that, “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

There’s no way to know how the five hundred test subjects were selected; one may be fairly certain, however, that they’re NOT “typical” voters.

In other words, this is absolute bunk.


8 posted on 06/28/2011 5:05:06 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Republican Wildcat

Just back from that Hellhole. I can see why. It runs on Federal handouts and Oil.


9 posted on 06/28/2011 5:06:24 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

AK apparently has a much higher concentration of retards than I thought.


10 posted on 06/28/2011 5:07:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Republican Wildcat

Personally, I think “The Alaskans” pulled the pollsters leg. They must have loved it!!


11 posted on 06/28/2011 5:07:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Republican Wildcat

So she had an 88% approval rating while governor and now she couldn’t beat a slow motion train wreck. This just doesn’t smell quite right.


12 posted on 06/28/2011 5:08:15 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: Republican Wildcat

“The poll, by Hayes Research Group, had a sample size of 500 likely voters and a 4.4-point margin-of-error. “

500 voters from the University of Alaska in Anchorage?


13 posted on 06/28/2011 5:09:41 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Republican Wildcat
Hayes Research Group,

Isn't this outfit a completely discredited polling company?

14 posted on 06/28/2011 5:10:27 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Republican Wildcat

There is only one way to determine if Mrs. Palin is a viable candidate for President, and that is if she runs.

Until then it is all speculation and wild assumptions based on worthless polling data.


15 posted on 06/28/2011 5:10:43 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: screaminsunshine

You fell through a wormhole to an alternate universe — one where Alaska is a hellhole, rather than the paradise it is in this universe.


16 posted on 06/28/2011 5:10:43 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Republican Wildcat

Oooh, 500 likely voters. I’m so impressed. Remember the polls that showed Hillary Clinton as the shoo-in Democrat nominee? I do.


17 posted on 06/28/2011 5:10:45 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: RockinRight
Flame away but I agree with RockinRight. If is not Sarah the media is trashing it is her daughter Bristol. IMO Bristol is a train wreck and she seems to enjoy putting herself out there.
18 posted on 06/28/2011 5:10:53 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: RockinRight

You won’t get trash for saying Palin can’t beat Obama because most already know you support “somebody else” based on your previous posts and you don’t necessarily like Palin anyway


19 posted on 06/28/2011 5:11:15 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: bereanway

Just someone in Obamas propaganda machine spreading disinformation....


20 posted on 06/28/2011 5:11:17 PM PDT by himno hero ("Armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"... Barrack Obama's vision)
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To: RockinRight

You won’t get trash for saying Palin can’t beat Obama because most already know you support “somebody else” based on your previous posts and you don’t necessarily like Palin anyway


21 posted on 06/28/2011 5:11:20 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: bereanway

“So she had an 88% approval rating while governor and now she couldn’t beat a slow motion train wreck. This just doesn’t smell quite right.”

That was before she quit on them.

Just saying.


22 posted on 06/28/2011 5:12:33 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: RockinRight

Probably true. She’s my first choice but I don’t think she can win and don’t think she’ll run. If nominated, the GOP honchos (a/k/a morons) wouldn’t get behind her. They started marginalizing her a year or so ago.


23 posted on 06/28/2011 5:13:59 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Republican Wildcat

Nothing to get excited about, it’s obvious they polled the same democrats who voted for the RINO Murcowski.

Democrats will vote for anything wearing a Democrat label. They would vote for a portable toilet that had Obama’s name on it instead of being marked “Women”


24 posted on 06/28/2011 5:14:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Republican Wildcat

Outside of Fairbanks and Anchorage where the libs live, Palin is very and still popular....polling is very hard come by in Alaska since so many people live so apart from each other, there is no way Obama would win Alaska


25 posted on 06/28/2011 5:14:25 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: BuddhaBrown

Vomit MSM talking points much?


26 posted on 06/28/2011 5:15:20 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: BuddhaBrown

“A new statewide survey in Alaska shows President Obama beating Sarah Palin in her home state in a head-to-head matchup.”

At what? Golf? Give Palin 4 a side and I think she could take him.


27 posted on 06/28/2011 5:15:35 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberals who graduate from Ivy League schools are the dumbest people on the planet.)
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To: The Wizard

What idiot organization does a survey of 500 people. Enough said.


28 posted on 06/28/2011 5:15:36 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Politico is the most distrusted news org right after the NYT. Ben Quayle says so...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-98XC7UgsIM


29 posted on 06/28/2011 5:16:21 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: BuddhaBrown

With Obama’s war on energy, I’m still not buying it.


30 posted on 06/28/2011 5:17:11 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: dragonblustar

Exactly - we all know what politico is


31 posted on 06/28/2011 5:17:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: quantim

Alaska has strange politics, mostly because it is built on the machine, which is why it is so shocking Palin became governor to begin with. The Republican and Democrat parties both have their establishments and the members are fiercely loyal with the exception of the rare rebellion. Considering the state is so small, it is possible that the Republican and Democratic parties, who both liked had reason to like her when she was Governor, decided to sabotage her.

It’s like Tammany Hall up there, guys. Don’t listen to them.


32 posted on 06/28/2011 5:17:29 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: RockinRight
Palin cannot beat Obama.

If that is true the MSM will start championing her to be the nominee, right?

33 posted on 06/28/2011 5:18:06 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Go Ron Johnson: AMERICA'S SENATOR!!!!!)
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To: Jack Hammer

If I wanted to rig a poll, I would just commission a series of polls and cherry pick the results I liked. People are corrupt. News organizations are corrupt. Take everything with a grain of salt. (Just remember the CBS Bush memos).


34 posted on 06/28/2011 5:18:06 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: RockinRight

Man, you are trashed.


35 posted on 06/28/2011 5:18:24 PM PDT by dforest
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To: screaminsunshine

AK is beautiful, but there are some places look like the poor parts of Appalachia or the rural South. The combination of its location and restrictions placed on developing its natural resources have made it more like a colony than a state.


36 posted on 06/28/2011 5:18:30 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Say No to Slick Willard)
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To: Bigtigermike

AK should be red and will be come the General Election. Is was a tough pick-up for McCain, but if the weakest of the RINO’s can get it, Palin would not have any issues with it either.

(Wait, what, I’m a Bachmann guy, did I just say something good about Palin?) Um, yes.

Only caveat with this poll. It could hold some truth to it. The GOP factions in AK are split, even moreso than NV. They have some strange makeup of how they do party affiliations in the State Senate I haven’t been able to figure out. While Tea Party is one faction, it seems to have its share of RINOs, Establishment types, and libertarians as well. This is how Murkowski was able to survive the challenge from Miller in the general.


37 posted on 06/28/2011 5:18:59 PM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Can’t you just smell the fear and desperation?

Heh....Sarah isn’t even in the race, but they have to conduct a head to head poll between Bozo and Sarah, just to show her who’s boss. No doubt, it was slanted HARD to make it come out like they wanted.

I don’t recall seeing a poll like this between Bozo and any of the other Republican candidates. Pretty telling, I’d say.


38 posted on 06/28/2011 5:19:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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39 posted on 06/28/2011 5:19:47 PM PDT by tomkat (Sarah '12)
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To: Republican Wildcat
I spent six weeks in AK last year during the run-up to the Moocowski election.

I found little support for Palin, and R's in general.

Great place, but the politics is heavily invested in entitlements.

40 posted on 06/28/2011 5:20:55 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: RockinRight
I get trashed for saying it, but Palin cannot beat Obama.

You ought to be trashed for saying that. Either that, or ridiculed.

Like Mark Levin said, even an orange juice can can beat Obama in 2012.

41 posted on 06/28/2011 5:21:19 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
or is this poll completely out of line with reality?

500 likely voters? Hell, pick a town of eskimos living off food stamps and see what kind of response you'd get..........

42 posted on 06/28/2011 5:21:33 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Republican Wildcat

Yeah. If you want your Murky money or some such.


43 posted on 06/28/2011 5:21:59 PM PDT by RedwM
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Mosquito Power could be harnessed there as a new form of energy.


44 posted on 06/28/2011 5:24:31 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
"If that is true the MSM will start championing her to be the nominee, right?"


Why? That would be like a kiss of death to a GOP Primary candidate. It would be like the affect a Rush Limbaugh endorsement would have in the Democrat's Primary.
45 posted on 06/28/2011 5:24:34 PM PDT by rob777
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To: screaminsunshine

Alaska has always been a welfare state.


46 posted on 06/28/2011 5:26:31 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: RockinRight

So who can beat BO? McCain nearly beat BO and most people only voted for him because of Palin. Without McCain she will probably do better.


47 posted on 06/28/2011 5:32:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I would have to ask, what has changed since a REAL poll in 2008?

McCain and Palin spanked the O team 192,631 to 122,485.
That’s in the neighborhood of 59% to 37% win.


48 posted on 06/28/2011 5:32:30 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: Republican Wildcat
We have to remember that Politico is a liberal-dominated website designed to lure conservatives into thinking they are, somehow, offering unbiased info when the exact opposite is their real mission.

The leopards think they have been able to change their spots".

49 posted on 06/28/2011 5:33:36 PM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Mygirlsmom
Palin cannot beat Obama.

If that is true the MSM will start championing her to be the nominee, right?


Hehe -- bullseye!
50 posted on 06/28/2011 5:34:40 PM PDT by hemogoblin
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