Thursday, 11 February 2010

How's That Mavericky-Roguey Thing Going for You, $arah?

Not so well, seemingly.
Sarah Palin has hit a low point in polling, The Washington Post reports in its latest survey, but the Post also brings some good news for the Tea Party movement as it heads into the 2010 elections: it's perhaps not as far outside mainstream opinion as it's made out to be.

Palin's favorability is at its lowest point since the 2008 campaign, according to the Post/ABC's numbers: 37% view her unfavorably, while 55% view her favorably (in November the Post put her at 43% favorable, 52% unfavorable), and only 26% of respondents said she was qualified to be president (a drop of 12 percentage points since November), vs. 71% who said she's not.

Looks like people weren't all that impressed with her Hillbilly Palm Pilot trick.

See the whole poll at Washington Post.

OOPS! JJ in the comments noticed an error in the quote. The author transposed some pretty important figures. It should be 55% unfavourable, 37% favourable.


jj said...

Ambinder transposed the "favourable/unfavourable" in that quote.

It's 37% favourable, 55% unfavourable.

Mrs. Bitch said...

What's truly mind boggling about those numbers is that 1/4 of the respondents still consider her qualified to be President. And if those people are Republican/conservative, they tend to vote in much higher numbers than liberal/progressive/Democrats.

Obama and the Dems seeming almost completely ineffective isn't going to work to the Democratic advantage, either.

I keep repeating my mantra that I don't think the Republican party would ever make the mistake of nominating her again, considering the bullet they dodged with her last time around, but recently they seem to have really started embracing that far-reicht-wing mentality, so who knows?

fern hill said...

JJ: Good eye. Missed that.

Mrs. Bitch: Mind bloggling indeed. I can't believe they'd nominate her again either, but it's a long time off and many things can happen. *shiver*

k'in said...

Now that she's a known wingnut it's doubtful she will get nominated next time.

However, in the meantime, seeing as how she's the cornucopia of comic gold, it makes sense that the rubber-rouge-neckers will string her along in the interest of entertainment value.

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