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CBS News Poll Palin (09/15/10)

CBS News Poll Palin (09/15/10)

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(Source: CBS News) CBS News poll on Sarah Palin, Sept. 15, 2010.
(Source: CBS News) CBS News poll on Sarah Palin, Sept. 15, 2010.

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CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES POLLFor release: Wednesday, September 15, 20106:30 pm (EDT)SARAH PALIN AND HER ENDORSEMENTS
September 10-14, 2010Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin continues to receive unfavorable ratings from theAmerican public overall, and few voters say her endorsement of a political candidate wouldmake them more likely to vote for him or her. Still, the former Vice Presidential nominee ispopular among Republicans, conservatives and those who support the Tea Party movement.Americans were asked which public person best represents the Republican Party today. 62%,including half of Republicans, could not name someone. But among those who did namesomeone, Sarah Palin was the top mention with 6%, followed by John McCain (5%) and NewtGingrich (4%).As for the top Republican leaders in Congress, just 3% volunteered House Minority Leader JohnBoehner, and only 1% of Americans mentioned Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Who Best Represents the Republican Party?
Total RepublicansSarah Palin 6% 6%John McCain 5 3Newt Gingrich 4 8John Boehner 3 1Mitch McConnell 1 1Don’t know 62 5121% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Sarah Palin, while twice as many - 46% - viewher unfavorably. About a third of the public is undecided or hasn’t heard enough to offer anopinion. Her unfavorable rating has risen six points from last month.
Views of Sarah Palin
Now 8/2010 4/2010 3/2010 7/2009Favorable 21% 23% 30% 24% 23%Unfavorable 46 40 45 38 37Undecided/ Haven’t heard enough 32 35 24 37 39Republicans (50%), conservatives (38%) and Tea Partiers (56%) hold net positive opinions ofher. 68% of Democrats view her negatively, and she has a net negative view amongindependents (45% unfavorable to 16% favorable.)
 
Nearly half of all Americans say the endorsement by Sarah Palin of a candidate running in theirstate would not make a difference in their vote, while 37% would be less likely to vote for thecandidate and just 12% would be more likely. Most Tea Party supporters and Republicanswould also not be swayed by a Palin endorsement, but she has a far more positive impact onthese two groups among those for whom her endorsement would matter. Tea Party supportersand Republicans who would take her endorsement into consideration would be more likely tovote for such a candidate by a margin of six to one.
Sarah Palin’s Endorsement of Candidate
(among registered voters)All Tea Party RepsMore likely to vote for candidate 12% 36% 33%Less likely to vote for candidate 37 6 5No difference 48 57 61When asked to choose, two in three Americans think Sarah Palin is mostly interested in stayingin the public eye rather than electing conservative candidates, but Republicans and Tea Partybackers are more divided. Among conservatives, 29% think she’s more concerned with electingconservative candidates; 53% think she mostly wants to say in the public eye.
Is Sarah Palin Mostly Interested in …?
All Tea Party Reps ConservativesElecting conservative candidates 18% 49% 43% 29%Staying in the public eye 67 43 42 53
 _________________________________________________________________________________ This poll was conducted among a random sample of 990 adults nationwide, interviewed by telephoneSeptember 10-14, 2010. Phone numbers were dialed from random digit dial samples of both standardland-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plusor minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups is higher.This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.
 
CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES POLLSarah Palin and her EndorsementsSeptember 10-14, 2010
q46 Think about the Republican Party. Which public person TODAY, either in politics orsome other field, do you think best represents what the Republican Party stands for rightnow?**** TOTAL RESPONDENTS ******** Party ID ****Total Rep Dem Ind% % % %Sarah Palin 6 6 5 6John McCain 5 3 7 5Newt Gingrich 4 8 2 3John Boehner 3 1 5 3Glenn Beck 2 2 1 2Mitt Romney 2 2 1 2George W. Bush 2 2 2 1Rush Limbaugh 2 0 2 2Mike Huckabee 1 3 1 1Mitch McConnell 1 1 1 1No one 1 1 1 1Other 9 20 10 5DK/NA 62 51 62 68q85 Is your opinion of Sarah Palin favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't youheard enough about Sarah Palin yet to have an opinion?Aug10b%Favorable 21 50 5 16 23Not favorable 46 18 68 45 40Undecided 18 20 13 20 20Haven't heard enough 14 11 13 16 15Refused 2 0 2 3 2q86 If Sarah Palin were to endorse a candidate in your state, would that make you morelikely to support that candidate, less likely, or doesn't it make a difference to you?**** REGISTERED VOTERS ****More likely 12 33 2 5Less likely 37 5 66 33No difference 48 61 28 58DK/NA 3 1 4 4q87 Do you think Sarah Palin is mostly interested in helping conservative candidates getected or mostly interested in staying in the public eye?el
 
**** TOTAL RESPONDENTS ****Elect conservative candidates 18 43 6 14Stay in public eye 67 42 80 72Both (vol.) 3 4 2 4Neither (vol.) 1 1 2 0DK/NA 10 10 11 10

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Greetings, let the games begin. The Right Honorable Gentlewoman Sarah Palin is indebted to her memory for her taunts, and to her imagination for her facts.
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