33% Of Republican Voters Do Not Want Palin To Be Nominee

This should give the Palin Derangement Syndrome sufferers some good cheer

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin remains a top favorite of Republican voters, but she’s also the front-runner they least want to see get the GOP’s 2012 presidential nomination.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 81% of Likely GOP Primary Voters have a favorable opinion of Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. Seventy-nine percent (79%) share a favorable opinion of Palin, the party’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, and 77% express positive feelings about another 2008 contender, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

Still, one-in-three likely primary voters (33%) say Palin is the frontrunner they would least like to see nominated. Twenty-three percent (23%) feel that way about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Fifteen percent (15%) say Romney is their least favorite of the leading candidates and 13% say the same of Huckabee.

Of course, the survey doesn’t actually ask “why”. That’s not a criticism of Rasumussen, simply an acknowledgment.

Now, I’m a big fan of Sarah Palin, even though she does have some squishy leanings on globull warming and illegal immigration, but, I don’t think she should run for president. She would make a fantastic president, but, the media and liberal fixation on her would make her toxic during the general election, and give her little chance to win. It wouldn’t be about her policies, but, the typical personal attacks the Left engages in. Nice Deb wrote a post a few months ago which encapsulates this perfectly.

Of course, any Republican that runs will be treated to a healthy dose of the politics of personal destruction, but, none more than Palin. I think she could do much more politically either doing what she is doing now, or, preferably, running for Congress.

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4 Responses to “33% Of Republican Voters Do Not Want Palin To Be Nominee”

  1. Adobe Walls says:

    I believe this next election cycle is going to be brutal on many levels. The left never seemed to really grasp the mood in our last cycle. In spite of the polls and the other inescapable signs of how bad the Dems would get trounced they were still taken by surprise to some extent. They just can’t seem to accept that we aren’t in love with Bolshevism. Now they know that many have simply had enough of leftism and if they suffer another defeat like 2010 they may not recover. The left smells potential doom over the horizon. Consider how they’ve acted over the last 20 years and imagine what they’ll do with nothing left to lose.

  2. […] 33% Of Republican Voters Do Not Want Palin To Be Nominee She would make a fantastic president, but, the media and liberal fixation on her would make her toxic during the general election, and give her little chance to win. It wouldn’t be about her policies, but, the typical personal attacks the Left engages in. Nice Deb wrote a post a few months ago which encapsulates this perfectly. Of course, any Republican that runs will be treated to a healthy dose of the politics of personal destruction, but, none more than Palin. […]

  3. serfer62 says:

    So all these people are influenced by MFM? And who has MFM selected to be our candidate…Bob Dole?

  4. Kevin says:

    I’m in that 33% category. I strongly suspect that she’d be a spendopublican like Bush was if she got elected. Let’s all get behind Mike Pence!

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