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Sarah Palin said this week she'd run for president in 2012 "if there's nobody else to do it." But a new ABC News/Washington Post poll suggests her candidacy wouldn't be very popular.
The telephone survey taken Oct. 25-28 of 1,202 adults found that two-thirds of registered voters say the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate is unqualified for the job, and more than half continue to rate her unfavorably overall, ABC News said. The poll has a 3.5-point margin of error.
As ABC News reported:
"Palin appears to have gained little luster from the success of the Tea Party political movement with which she'd aligned: Just 39 percent of registered voters see her favorably, the most basic measure of a public figure's popularity. That's essentially the same as her lows, 37 percent, last winter and spring. Even fewer, just 27 percent, see her as qualified for the presidency."

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ahard57030

palin is the best thing for washington, get the rest out that been there for a long time and put new faces that care. see can not be bought that why you make the poles show her not doing good. the media and the special interest group will lie, cheat, and pay for false reports to destroy who they do not like. sara palin is better than anything in washington...ashley

December 19 2010 at 2:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
carolmcd7

Sarah Palin running for President is just plain SCARY !!!!! The woman is nothing but a limelight seeker and money hungry "idiot". Her popularity comes from the media (who incidently, she just called "bastards") and can't take criticism. And for all her so called family values...where are her kids while she is out non-stop trying to make money ????? What a LOSER !

November 05 2010 at 1:19 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
gerryoregon

For such a profoundly ignorant woman to even be considered as a presidential candidate is more a commentary on a dying empire than anything else. For the love of God, Palin didn't know that Africa is a continent.

November 02 2010 at 1:36 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
seealaska

I am very disappointed American dont see her as a Presidential quality .Please reconsider as 2012 is still a long way to go. Before Armageddon, I pray to see either Obama or Clinton chew her brain and spit out the toxicity.

November 02 2010 at 12:01 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
purless

IT'S QUITE EARLY ON TO BE MAKING PREDICTIONS ABOUT ANYONE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. THE FUTURE IS VERY UNPREDICTABLE AND SO MANY IMPORTANT THINGS MIGHT TAKE PLACE THAT CAN PULL THE VOTE EITHER CLOSER OR FARTHER AWAY FROM ANYBODY AT THIS JUNCTURE...EVEN THE PRESIDENT.

November 01 2010 at 12:05 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
msopherco

Sarah Palin is a bad joke, and perhaps that is why she draws crowds: comic relief! How can anyone take her seriously? She quit her governorship (and how hard can it be to govern Alaska?) She was being investigated for improper behavior in office (whatever happened to those investigations?) It took her how many tries to finally graduate from college? She has almost no substantive knowledge of the issues. She is, in short, a self-aggrandizing ignoramus and an embarrassment to the United States. Kudos to the vast majority of Americans who do not believe that she is qualified to be President.

November 01 2010 at 11:06 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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seealaska

Today is the last day American citizens should take a pause ...have a cup of coffee , relax and think hard. I am from Singapore and as a citizen of the world I am concern of the outcome of this mid-term election.Reasons; 1) Pres.Obama is about the the only few highly educated President in the history of the US.The constitution MUST be changed to state that presidential candidates must have at least a Uni degree. No cowboys, actors or mama grizzlies 2)Being coloured and came into the scene whereby any human being will be totally furious of the wall street fat cats that destroyed a financial system which not only US is whacked , but the whole world is affected. It seemed that whenever the President kick the ass of these rich irresponsible casino high rollers, the Republican screamed. BP or any oil companies are untouchable. We all saw what happened and again the Republican again felt the pain. What kind of Nation are you? You all shall decide. If 50% of US citizens have more than $250,000, you can send Obama to Kenya.

November 02 2010 at 1:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ROBERT

Well, it is definitely a very shocking news for her but that's what she did not in her wildest dream expected to happen. She should have run for the Senate or Congress woman work to get experience for a few years and then Run for Presidential Election. As without initial experience either as a senator or congresswoman it would not be possible to run the office of the Lone super's office as President. She missed the boat this time may be she would not next time.

November 01 2010 at 11:01 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
ROBERT

It is very unfortunate that she failed to realize that to be a presidential running mate is not enough to be illegible to be a president and run the office of lone super power. She would be wise to remain in the main party for some years and get experience as either a senator or a congress women and then run for the Presidential election.

November 01 2010 at 10:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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seealaska

Bro, Never in a million years. Its like saying a school janitor after working for many years can be the Headmaster.There are certain caliber needed before you even consider. The Rep best choice is Ron Paul...seasoned politician , matured and very rational. Country first, party is second. Unfortunately, the recent group of candidates have personal agenda ...use the party to propel self interest and the Nation well-being has not been in their mind.

November 02 2010 at 1:18 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Arnie

If you are 35 years-old and born in in the USA, you are qualified to be president. That doesn't mean you ought to be. True qualifications are a basic knowledge of US, constitutional, economic and international history. Also, one needs a large dose of intellectual curiosity and an ability and willingness to learn and process large amounts of information quickly. Qualities that appear to be lacking in Mrs. Palin as it was in President G.W. Bush. If you have not read Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, you should not be president. If you are unaware that Republican economic principles (supply side econ., lazez faire gov't) has not produced one single year of economic growth without a resulting deficit since its inception since 1980, then you have no business even considering a run for the presidency. This is what makes Mrs. Palin not qualified.

November 01 2010 at 1:21 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
valofnc

As a woman and an Independent, I would be very pleased to have a woman as chief executive. However, I would never support Mrs. Palin for such a position. She is neither educated enough, intelligent enough, aware of the world at large and does not have the class and dignity needed to hold this position. I see Mrs. Palin as an entertainer. However, I do give her credit for positioning herself to make a financial killing from the Tea Party and the Republican party. If there was ever any politican who has "fleeced the flock", Mrs. Palin would win hands-down. Frankly, I would be terribly embarassed to have her as president of the United States and, should she ever be elected, the rest of the world would lose all respect for this country. She would never get my vote.

October 31 2010 at 9:30 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply
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jod9302

Change Palin to Obama....and you have put words in my mouth.......

October 31 2010 at 10:15 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
McCarty Family

To jod9302: Obama isn't educated enough? Really? You can't do much better than Harvard Law School when it comes to education in this country -- and he was editor of the Law Review, which means he was even at the top of THAT class. And intelligent? I'm guessing your IQ is a small fraction of his, or you wouldn't be posting something so absurd.

October 31 2010 at 11:24 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

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