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Even Republicans Are Dubious About Palin Running for President

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Sixty-six percent of Americans do not want to see Sarah Palin run for President in 2012 and 62 percent don't believe she has the ability to be effective in the office, according to a CBS News poll conducted Nov. 13-15.

Republicans don't want to see her run by 48 percent to 44 percent, independents pan the idea by 62 percent to 26 percent and you can guess what Democrats say.

The results are a little different for Republicans on the question of whether she has the ability to be an effective president with 43 percent saying "yes" and 39 percent saying "no." Independents say "no" by 58 percent to 29 percent.

Thirty-eight percent see Palin unfavorably compared to 37 percent who have a positive view of her with 37 percent saying they "have not heard enough," which is kind of a remarkable figure given her place in the spotlight since John McCain chose her as running-mate last year. An ABC News/Washington Post poll released earlier on Monday found 52 percent seeing her unfavorably and 43 percent regarding her favorably.

Republicans see her favorably by a 52 percent to 16 percent margin with 32 percent saying they haven't heard enough to express an opinion. Democrats view her unfavorably by 57 percent to 4 percent with 37 percent in the no opinion camp, and independents see her unfavorably by 36 percent to 21 percent with 40 percent expressing no opinion.



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